Here at the Mobile Music School, we pride ourselves with delivering high quality music resources for primary schools. In the midst of Covid-19, we have developed some Covid-friendly music resources for primary schools. With Christmas just around the corner, schools all over the country are preparing and putting together Christmas concerts. Christmas trees, Christmas decorations and Christmas lights are up, and a Christmas concert is the cherry on top for creating the perfect Christmas atmosphere in schools. However, for teachers, it can also feel incredibly daunting! Especially in such unusual times with the presence of Covid-19, it can be hard to know how to plan a concert. As a result, we’ve come up with this little guide to help teachers to prepare for an in-class Christmas concert. Read on to learn all about how to best prepare your class for their Christmas concert.
How can we make a Covid-Friendly Classroom Concert?
See below for tips on having a covid-friendly classroom performance without stress!
- Open all windows to ensure proper ventilation
- Ensure all students are socially distanced
- The concert is just for the class i.e no outside visitors
- Students to remain in their pods
- Masks/visors can be worn.
Music Resources for Primary Schools: Tips for preparing for a classroom concert
Plan the concert around the children.
You should pick content that the children will genuinely love to perform. After all, it is about them. Try to avoid material that will be too difficult for students, as this could make the rehearsal process too taxing- for you and the children!
Make sure the children are aware of Covid safety rules
Prepare the children beforehand on the rules and regulations above, and inform them that it is a concert for their class, and each other, only. Teachers can record videos of the children to be sent out to parents if desired.
Don’t get stuck on a specific programme.
Avoid feeling like you have to do the same content as last year, because ‘that’s what you’ve always done’. The students you have this year may have completely different abilities than students last year.
Keep shy children in mind.
Some children may suffer from social anxiety or be extremely shy. Considering this, do not force these children to perform, as they may find it distressing. Instead, offer them ‘behind the scene parts’. Ensure that children who don’t want to perform still feel they are just as important, and that their jobs are vital to the concert.
Prepare as much as possible.
The more prepared the children are, the better their performance will be. Practice as much as you can, and make sure you give the children plenty of time to learn the material. Print out lyrics or scripts and get the children to learn and practice their lines for homework.
The concert is meant to be an enjoyable experience for everyone involved. Have fun, take lots of pictures and enjoy it!
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