The two songs are based on the book ‘The Angel of Nitshill Road’ by Anne Fine. ‘The beginning’ introduces Barry Hunter’s victims and how he makes them feel and ‘The End’ concludes the story after the arrival of Celeste (The Angel).
The songs have a traditional piano based melody with lyrics that are easy to learn; portraying the characters thoughts and feelings. They require no musical experience as the bundle includes the vocals, instrumentals and lyrics for each song.
The lesson plan demonstrates how the songs can be used as a guided reading tool, while giving the pupils an opportunity to learn the song within a structured and curriculum-led learning environment.
The songs give pupils a platform to showcase their comprehension of the book and the main characters, through a class assembly or end of term production, while developing their speaking and listening skills.
Ideas are provided to demonstrate how the songs support drama activities. Class performances gives pupils an opportunity to improvise, devise and script drama for one another and a range of audiences, as well as to rehearse, refine, share and respond thoughtfully to drama and theatre performances (National Curriculum in English: primary curriculum).