Corbets Tey is a forward-looking SEN school in East London that has been using Cosmo to engage students in group music-making activities.
Jodie used Cosmo to facilitate an engaging and fun music lesson with her class of young teenagers, all of whom have moderate learning difficulties.
She used one of our Cosmo Lesson Plans as a basis and created a fantastic collaborative music lesson that gave ownership to the students and kept them really focused throughout the exercise.
How was Cosmo used?
Jodie was interested in developing a music lesson that would help improve her students’ listening skills, collaboration skills, and self-confidence. She used our ‘Be a Conductor’ lesson plan to create a group activity to help achieve this.
Each student was given their own Cosmoid, and they took turns triggering their instrument sounds while the rest of the class listened to them. Then Jodie split the class into two groups and introduced a conducting baton (it was a pencil!), signalling each group to start and stop playing at different times. The next challenge was for the whole class to play together as an orchestra, with Jodie conducting individual students to start and stop.
By the end of the lesson, all of the students had taken turns conducting the whole orchestra.