Links to resources, events and reviews featured in TES this week - 29 March 2013

Links to resources, events and reviews featured in TES this week - 29 March 2013

29 March 2013

Links to resources, events and reviews featured in TES this week

Give music the kiss of life

Recommended resources


Key stage 1 - Three Songs

  • This Teachers TV video offers simple vocal warm-ups and three easy-to-learn songs from around the world.

Key stage 2 - Call and Response

  • Listen to this selection of call and response and echo sings, some traditional and others by contemporary composers.

Key stage 3 - Gospel signing

  • A presentation with music lizep7 takes students through a potted history of gospel music.

Key stage 4 - History of Reggae

  • This introduction to reggae with information sheet and questionswould make an ideal homework activity.

Key stage 5 - World Music

  • Get lost in music and discover the world through song with this activity from TES partner Christian Aid.


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Mastering the art of revision

With exam season on the horizon, help your students master the art of revision with TES’ handpicked selection of revision techniques.



Assembly of the week: Ending slavery: an unfinished business

  • Encourage students to think about slavery in the past and as an ongoing human rights issue with a booklet from TES partner Citizenship Foundation.
  • For an assembly for every day of term, visit the TES Assembly a Day teaching resources.


Top 10: St George's Day

Celebrate St George's Day and explore English heritage and patriotism with our resources.




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Spotlight on: Earth Day

Raise awareness of environmental issues and to mark Earth Day on 22 April.


It takes two

What else?

  • Try barbaramolony’s introduction to algebra and get pupils thinking differently about numbers.
  • Turn word problems into basic formulas with helenstamp’s popular algebra activity.

You've got a deal

What else?


This sounds promising

What else?

  • Check out The Orchestra Family with DonnaJMinto’s audio files and worksheets of songs about the instruments of the orchestra.
  • Tune in to TES partner the Royal Albert Hall and watch Classical Spectacular, a unique classical musical concert for schools. Includes a teacher education pack.

Document the ch-ch-changes

What else?

  • Find about the Spanish Civil War, why it happened and how it developed with an activity from avelchiz.
  • Examine the relationships between the competing factions that existed in Franco's Spain with a lesson from Robinofthedyers.

Play it again, Sir

What else?

  • Have a go at s_mcsweeney’s cut and paste music history puzzle. Can be tailored to your class.
  • Take in the music of Ancient Egypt pwilloughby3’s PowerPoint with embedded sound files to help pupils make connections between music then and now.

Know the score

What else?

  • Take a look at JCTurner15’s games and puzzles on the instruments of the orchestra, including several starter and plenary activities.
  • Inspire pupils to learn about the workings of the orchestra with the help of mangopiano’s comprehensive worksheet resource.

Make overtures

What else?

  • Try TES Connect, which features a short video from BBC Class Clips as an introduction. The video features Escamillo, from Bizet’s popular opera Carmen, singing the toreador song.
  • Sarah Harvey’s opera worksheet of keywords is another good place to start. Students can learn about acts, overtures, duets and the role of the conductor – and put together their own synopsis.