Here are some web links to various websites that have great resources that you can use and share.
Music Education – Home Schooling
A message from MUSIC-EDUCATION.CO.UK
“We are currently developing a page for home schooling!
COVID-19 is a once in a generation event that we need to overcome as a nation.
Music education must continue and with the support of others I will be adding resources to the website to help families at home.”
Learning English Kids
Another great website for preschool and KS1 children. Lots of cross curricular animated songs with lyrics, as well as games, worksheets, crafts etc to link to the song.
There are also writing activities, spell and speak, art and other curriculum areas
Out of the Ark
Out of the Ark Music was born out of a passionate belief that children deserve the very best.
Coxhoe School – Durham
Curriculum-music. Lots of resources and links to other sites
Brilliant website for teaching techniques. EYFS/KS1/LKS2 teacher techniques for all areas of music.
Good posters for the musical elements
Useful power-points prepared by other teachers
Rhythm band, strings gallery, music-match instruments and composers. Videos and games.
Loads of useful resources
All latest resources. Useful section in Music Express-find a song-tells you where to find song by title.
100 free classical pieces of music that can be sorted into multiple categories and each comes with a resource and curriculum link.
Music Tech Teacher
Good quizzes and games.
Classics For Kids
Fun site for kids-games, composers etc.
Music For Starters
Music, percussion and puppets for early years.
American site-songs for young children.
Animated songs for KS1.
Portsmouth Music Hub – Song Source
Over 200 songs composed by an award-winning composition team which through Song Source, your school can access this full range of songs from a full range of subjects from Isaac Newton to Queen Victoria, Plastic Pollution to the Milky Way, there is a variety of songs to suit all ages, abilities and occasions.
Mr Parr Science Songs
174 videos as a PowerPoint on loads of science themes set to music that is in the charts now. Upper KS2 seem to love them.
Sing kids – Sue Bleazard
Cross curricular songs and school shows
An amazing acapella group, who music video and show kids how music can be created with just your voice. They are awesome!
Display Shape Rhythms
Introductory power point with shape and matching rhythm cards.
Editable Shape Rhythms
Create your own rhythmic resources
Printable resources to create a notation based display in your music room or area.
A website with an extensive library of music for students and teachers to use for all sorts of performance preparation.
– Teachers can use the resources to prepare for exams or a concert
– Professional players could use it to refine their performances
– All musicians can use the resources simply for pleasure
– You can request specific arrangements for most instruments
Please see below for Bradford Music & Arts working example of how the National Curriculum for Music in EYFS and Key Stages 1 & 2 can be broken down.
The Music & Arts Service supports schools in their music delivery by offering access to Charanga and Sing Up! resources.
If you run a KS2 music scheme in your school you can sign up to Charanga for free. We also regularly assist with subsidised registration to Sing Up! Please contact the office on 01274 434970 to check for current offers.
When visiting schools to carry out school audits, a number of people have mentioned difficulties in teaching musical notation and standardising how this is taught within school. Below are three PowerPoint files that contain an approach to this based around shapes, suitable for children from Reception upwards to Year 6. Each rhythm is taught through the syllabic pattern of the name of the shape (shape, circle, etc.) and uses colourful images to represent each rhythm (tip: the number of eyes link to the amount of claps).
➡ Display Shape Rhythms – Introductory power point with shape and matching rhythm cards.
➡ Editable Shape Rhythms – Create your own rhythmic resources.
➡ Shape Rhythms – Printable resources to create a notation based display in your music room or area.
BBC School Radio Music offers resources across the primary school for both Key Stages 1 and 2.
Although firmly based on the National Curriculum guidelines for music, the programmes are also directly relevant to the Music and Expressive arts curricula throughout the UK.
Rehearsal Resources is a new website with an extensive library of music for students and teachers to use for all sorts of performance preparation.
– Teachers can use the resources to prepare for exams or a concert.
– Professional players could use it to refine their performances.
– All musicians can use the resources simply for pleasure.
– You can request specific arrangements for most instruments.
Edgy Productions offer ideas, inspiration and resources for leavers’, all-year-round and Christmas music productions at KS1 and KS2.
For a list of Early Years Music resources.