Primary Music Network

 Please see this OfSTED document below  : A “Deep Dive” in Music – A Primary Perspective
Interview with the Music Subject Leader:

Spring Term 2020



Ofsted Music Deep Dive

Sing Up Day is 11 March 2020

The brand new Sing Up Day anthem “There’s a power in the music” is out now.

Join singers around the world in celebrating the power music has in our lives.

This year we are especially excited to let you know that Sing Up are collaborating with Trinity College London and supporting schools taking part in Sing Up Day to achieve Arts Award Discover.

Find out more at sing-up-day

Music games and learning sequences for teaching ages 2-11.…

Building on elements of  the music curriculum we would like to offer a new KS1 performance.

Only £150 for the whole of Year 1 and Year 2.

A young girl journeys in search of her piano’s missing middle ‘C’ lost in transit during a house move.

Placing a specially constructed piano at the centre of the classroom, it encourages students to play, understand  and respond to music, enhancing both language and listening skills through a playful and magical story.

Half a day includes a 45 minute performance and accompanying workshop (s) with free follow up resources.

Brought to you by Leeds International Piano Competition, Manic Chord and Bradford Music Education Hub with support from Emerald Foundation.

The initial development and implementation of Skylar’s Missing Note was funded by Leeds Music Education Partnership. This collaboration and support enabled the creative development of the piece and ensured curriculum learning is embedded within the performance and resources.

Book now for 2 March – 18 March 2020 as there is limited availability to 12 schools only!

If you would like to book this unique and impactful project for your pupils, please email two preferred dates between 2 and 18 March as soon as possible.

The Music & Arts Service is not responsible for booking applicants for this project.

Please respond to

The Autumn Term Primary Network Meeting 2019

Please see below for resources from the Autumn Term Primary Network meeting held on 21 October 2019

Primary Network Autumn 2019

We are also recruiting for a Bradford Teachers Choir.

For more information about the Bradford Teachers Choir, please contact Bradford Education directly at



We are pleased to announce that we are going to continue our offer of a 40% discount on your school’s annual Sing Up Membership this year, however, the process is slightly different.

  • If you would like to take up this offer, you need to contact the Music & Arts Service Office (01274 434970) or and speak to Jenny Hopper.
  • Jenny will provide you with this year’s discount code.
  • Last year we had some issues with the codes not being used when schools reached the ordering stage so please ensure that you pass the code on to your business manager/finance team.
  • Orders placed without the code will not receive the discount and cannot be refunded.
  • Bradford Hub e-poster

Following the Summer Primary Network Meeting, these are the resources which are now available on-line

Primary Network Summer 2019



Documents and Resources:

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 if you require further information.

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.