Primary Network Meetings

The next Primary Network Meetings will take place during Autumn Term 2017.  View dates/agenda and book your place online.

Documents and Resources:

➡ Primary Network Autumn 2017 PowerPoint Presentation

➡ PDF of BBC Ten Pieces new resources for Teachers take a look, explore the music and get creative ♫♫…

Susan Bleazard – SING KIDZ!!!
➡ View video resource on YouTube.
Fantastic topic and numeracy based songs for the primary age range, written and resourced by Susan Bleazard of Hill Top Primary!

 Press Release: Published online 07 December 2016 Link to the Cambridge University news article. The impact of instrumental music learning on attainment at age 16: a pilot study.


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.


Please email carl.white@bradford.gov.uk if you require further information.