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Print out the Exercise sheet for each pupil ( for home practice and parent's reference ).
Make an overhead transparency of the Exercise
sheet - Sopranino recorder (1) for class instruction.
Read up about caring for recorders.
Prepare a nice tune to play on your Sopranino
for your pupils to listen.
[a] Pupils to recognise / feel beats in melodies.
[b] Pupils to listen to a recorder tune.
[c] Pupils to practise correct posture whether sitting or standing.
[d] Pupils to understand how to hold a recorder properly.
[e] Pupils to be able to produce a pleasant tone for one pitch ( E note )
[f] Pupils to learn how to care for their recorders.
[g] Pupils to learn how to clap rhythms consisting of quarter notes, half notes, whole notes and quarter
Resources: Sopranino recorders , Exercise sheet, Beat Circle chart (make your own)
Tuning In: Teacher shows the Beat Circle chart. Pupils clap to the beats while teacher points to each circle. Teacher varies the speed. Pupils sing to "tu" a simple tune, clapping the beat, while the teacher points to the beat on the Beat Circle.
 Play a tune on your Sopranino for your
pupils to listen. They can feel the beat while you play it a second time.
activity : Teacher first vocalises the rhythm to 'tu', while showing
the correct fingering for note E. Pupils to copy the action. Then
teacher plays a rhythm ( one by one ) as indicated on the Exercise sheet
while pupils follow on their recorders. When the pupils can get the
rhythm and sound right, show them the rhythm notations projected on a screen.
Play the rhythm again. Discuss how different note durations are represented.
Follow this sequence:
[a] proper posture
[b] proper way of holding a recorder
[c] name the letter of the note that they have learnt and show its position on the staff