The wellbeing playlist
Tap into the power of music & help students explore their emotions
This resource is part of our Teaching for Creativity series
Music is an artform that unifies us all. It is easy to connect to and is accessible to all of us. Music is used at weddings, funerals, parties; when we want to cry, when we need to dance, when we want to fall in love, and when we want to let our anger out.
Tapping into the power of music and how we can use it to assist our wellbeing is an important skill to explore, especially as we enter teenage years.
This resource, created in collaboration with The Roundhouse, will help students explore their emotions, deepen their understanding of what wellbeing means to them, and use playful experimentation to grow in confidence when expressing emotional statements.
Key Stage 3
- PSHE: Discussing and gaining a better understanding of how to harness our moods and emotions, and thinking about how our actions can have a negative or positive effect on ours or others’ moods
- Music: Understanding how music can be a powerful tool to help us feel a whole spectrum of emotions, and reflecting on the connection of emotions and different music
- Drama: Using frozen images, states of tension and physical activity as well as group discussion to understand the signs of wellbeing, positive mental health and extreme emotions.
Objectives and outcomes
- I can identify a spectrum of emotions and connect music to these moods
- I can connect to my peers and discuss the effects of my/their actions on mood/ emotion
- I have worked imaginatively to create a playlist that illustrates a narrative of emotions
- I have come up with imaginative solutions to create movement sequences
- I have made connections and can see the link to how I will use these playlists in the future to positively affect my own emotional wellbeing as well as to help my peers
Creative habit: Being imaginative
Imagination is an essential part of working creatively and an important life skill that helps us harness the best learning. By using playful experimentation in this learning sequence, pupils play with possibilities to create a narrative through music.
Pupil confidence is built through creating movement and music playlists as they both connect to the ideas and feelings of others and use their intuition, while reflecting on their emotions, mental health and wellbeing.
Creative Practitioner Shermaine Slocombe shares some tips for delivering Music and emotions – Activity 1 in Lesson 1 of the resource.
Assessment for learning
Shermaine offers some tips and guidance for supporting students, measuring success, and embedding the creative habit.
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