The second of two practical classroom books on the teaching of music in primary schools, Primary Music: Later Years (7-11) combines for the first time an approach based on the centrality of the class teacher's responsibility for music, and working with the demands for subject knowledge and for appropriate progression at Key Stage 1.
'We need a book as good as this. It follows the author's excellent guide to music for the early years and gives intelligent consideration to key stage 2, that amorphous aggregation that includes both tiny believers in magic and sceptical proto-teenagers ... This is an optimistic, encouraging, impassioned and honest book.' - Times Educational Supplement
It therefore seems that the greatest benefit of this admirable book may be derived by the more musically experienced practitioner. However, there is much which can be readily used by alll teachers from the highly practical activities to the planning and organisational suggestions and the the comprehensive bibliography and discography. To those wishing to provide musical experiences whicch transcend the limitations of the mundane and reflect an insight into the boundless musical potential of every child, I commend this book unreservedly. - Kathryn Marsh, Music Education Research, Vol 2, No 1, 2000