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The Wonder Pod Toolkit

The Wonder Pod Toolkit

The Wonder Pod Toolkit is an exciting young person centred resource using innovative technologies with fun workshops to enable everyone to learn new skills and form healthy friendships through creativity. The kit includes warm up games, one off activities and extended projects/lesson plans utilising the technology introduced earlier in the kit. Each activity explains the ideal group size, time needed, equipment you will need and the skills that will be developed - from team building and leadership to just pure fun! This kit is perfect for music, media and drama teachers who are looking to introduce technology into their classes. It's also a great way to try something new!
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The Music of Frederic Chopin - WebQuest and Music Composition Project

The Music of Frederic Chopin - WebQuest and Music Composition Project

In this lesson, students learn fun facts about Frederic Chopin and his music as they complete a WebQuest (Internet Scavenger Hunt) to answer questions about the topic. Then, they use that knowledge to create a music composition of their own, using Chopin’s style, using Soundation, a free Web 2.0 music creation and editing program. A complete answer key is provided for the WebQuest for easy grading, along with resources for both teachers and students. The student questions are included in both a print version and a digital (editable) version to make it easy for students to complete the lesson digitally or on paper. Also included are tutorial links to assist students with the software for the music project. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Fun Facts about Frederic Chopin WebQuest Activity (print and Editable digital files included) • Fun Facts about Frederic Chopin WebQuest Answer Key • Creating Music in Chopin’s Style using Soundation
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The Music of George Gershwin - WebQuest and Music Composition Project

The Music of George Gershwin - WebQuest and Music Composition Project

In this lesson, students learn fun facts about George Gershwin and his music as they complete a WebQuest (Internet Scavenger Hunt) to answer questions about the topic. Then, they use that knowledge to create a music composition of their own, using Gershwin's style, using Soundation, a free Web 2.0 music creation and editing program. A complete answer key is provided for the WebQuest for easy grading, along with resources for both teachers and students. The student questions are included in both a print version and a digital (editable) version to make it easy for students to complete the lesson digitally or on paper. Also included are tutorial links to assist students with the software for the music project. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Fun Facts about George Gershwin WebQuest Activity (print and Editable digital files included) • Fun Facts about George Gershwin WebQuest Answer Key • Creating Music in Gershwin’s Style using Soundation
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Wheels Go Round - Video Song Pack for your KS1 Transport/Vehicle?Travel/Family Topic

Wheels Go Round - Video Song Pack for your KS1 Transport/Vehicle?Travel/Family Topic

This digital song pack is the ideal musical accompaniment to your cross-curricular Transport topic. We are literally saving you from ever having to sing The Wheels on the Bus ever again! This original song is contemporary, upbeat and super-easy to learn. It's ideal for EY/Reception all through KS1. The signs/actions are great fun and the silly lyrics include signs for family members as well as different modes of transport. The song pack includes a teaching video for Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) screen or any device which shows songwriter Al Start singing & signing the song and a simple shaker part if you want to include a little percussion into the mix. Lyric and chord sheets plus the audio track itself mean you can take it off-screen when the children have learned the song, and play or sing along in assembly or a show. This is another of our most requested songs, see the Teaching Notes for additional lesson plan suggestions and ideas for taking things further. Simply play the video to the children and they will copy their parts. No musical experience needed to teach this as a music lesson or add it to your topic as part of your learning journey; let us take the stress out of music teaching!
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A Pirate Adventure - Video Song Pack Original song for Pirate, Underwater, Sea Topic

A Pirate Adventure - Video Song Pack Original song for Pirate, Underwater, Sea Topic

Here's a great song for your primary/elementary Pirate Topic or for whole class or assembly singing. It is sung from the point of view of a pirate going on a voyage to find treasure. It includes some basic pirate vocabulary, seafaring lingo and lots of oh-heave-ho-ing! Our teaching video shows songwriter Al Start playing and signing the song with lyrics as subtitles. When the children have learned the song, use the audio track and lyrics sheet as back-up.
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I Love Cake - Song Pack EY, KS1, KS2 Great Original Song About Cooking & Baking

I Love Cake - Song Pack EY, KS1, KS2 Great Original Song About Cooking & Baking

This Song Pack includes song teaching video for IWB or any screen/device with makaton & subtitles, song and backing track (mp3), lyrics & chords sheets and teaching notes for lesson plan. Ukulele players - we have added the easy chords to play in C! The perfect Bake-Off accompaniment to your baking or cooking topic, a fun song for whole school assemblies or class singing. Makes a great performance piece. This is one of our most popular songs - very catchy and easy to learn, featuring a great banjo accompaniment! I sing this with nursery age up to KS2/elementary (10 yrs) and they all love it! It speeds up at the end, making this a great warm up song too! As seen on ITV show Little Big Shots UK and US!
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The Dinosaur Dance - KS1 song for your Dinosaur Topic with video, makaton & simple percussion

The Dinosaur Dance - KS1 song for your Dinosaur Topic with video, makaton & simple percussion

This song is easy to learn and teach with the IWB split-screen song video. It features Al Start singing & signing the song (using simple makaton), subtitles, easy percussion parts for tambourine or shaker, wood block and hand drum. The children simply watch and copy their parts. Split your class into 4 groups and away you go! Teaching notes explain further. I have taught this to Reception children up to Year 3 and they all love it! It's catchy and contemporary and has great dinosaur raaaaahhhs in it! Great for class singing or assembly and works well as a performance piece. The lyrics and chords are included as well as the song and backing track so once the song has been learned from the teaching video, you can simply use the audio track or play along on guitar/ukulele or piano. No musical ability needed to teach this song, let us take the stress out of your music lesson! Great for cross-curricular box-ticking - Music & Dinosaur topic!
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Christmas Songs:- Dance along to Xmas songs!

Christmas Songs:- Dance along to Xmas songs!

Christmas Songs - is a playlist of Xmas songs, the students choose the song and then everyone can party along. These are popular classics, that everyone knows and if not the lyrics are included. The activity is interactive for students to choose a song. It has an accompanying Visual symbol Board to print out. It was created for students with special needs (SEN) for teaching life skills but can be used as a valuable resource for early years.. On TES I have created a Christmas resources which has fun activities to celebrate Xmas and a Making Mince Pies:- Visual Recipe or Making Gingerbread People: Visual Recipe- check them out
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A Mean Old Man - Scrooge gets up to date! Full Length Musical for Secondary Schools and Sixth Form

A Mean Old Man - Scrooge gets up to date! Full Length Musical for Secondary Schools and Sixth Form

This is a full length musical packed with outstanding songs - there's no 'filler' here! Scrooge is an estate agent, pay day loan shark, scrap gold merchant with an intern on a government training scheme. THERE CAN BE OVER 60 SPEAKING PARTS. PLEASE listen to the overview or go to the You Tube movie of the songs as performed by pupils at a secondary school. I've attached some of the backing tracks to give a flavour of the quality of the music on offer. There's really too much stuff to put it on to the TES site. I will provide what you need including full scores, backing tracks demo tracks and any other advice you need. Here's a synopsis: A Mean Old Man Synopsis Scrooge is alive and well and living in your local town as the proprietor of ‘Scrooge and Marley’ - estate agent, ‘unwanted’ gold dealer and pay day loan shark. His long suffering clerk is still Bob Cratchit; Bob is on a Government training scheme but the only education he gets from Scrooge is in the school of hard knocks. Cratchit moonlights in a band - he hopes to make it on an X Factor type programme but he has to keep regular money coming in to support Mrs Cratchit and the improbable number of Cratchettes - including of course a simpering do goody Tiny Tim (or Tina depending on casting). The show starts with a dance duet performed to a smoky jazz number ‘Wish For The Moon’ which tells Scrooge that his number is up. The dancers personify giving and taking and dance around a static figure with his back to the audience. Carol singers enter and ask Scrooge for a donation - whoops! Then we have the charity collectors who are dismissed, followed in short order by Darren and Sharon - Scrooge’s nephew and his - well - common (in every respect) law wife. Scrooge refuses their kind overtures and reluctantly gives Cratchit Christmas day off; Cratchit escapes the office and meets up with his fellow band members who wonder what they would do with all that money. As Scrooge reaches home we are treated to the sight of Marley (complete with dreadlocks and FX on Ghetto Blaster) who resembles his cousin Bob very strongly; in his own brand of punk ska he warns Scrooge of the three ghosts who will visit him that night. Scrooge poo poos this and settles down with his Freemans catalogue - he has just opened the ladies underwear section when he is interrupted by what appears to be an early 1960s cheesy pop singer who announces that he is the ghost of Christmas Past (‘long past?’ - ‘not on your nelly - your past - the rock’n’roll years!!) Download the script for more info!
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Megamusicals - The Hit British Musicals of the 1980s

Megamusicals - The Hit British Musicals of the 1980s

This resource is intended for KS3 Drama students. It teaches them about the rise of one of the most successful genres of theatre - the Megamusical. Students will learn about the emergence of the sub-genre during the 1980s, as producers such as Cameron Mackintosh and composers such as Andrew Lloyd Webber created iconic musicals such as Cats, Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera. These combined universally appealing stories, catchy songs, creative sets and spectacular special effects into a unique and exciting production, allowing British theatre to reach new heights of commercial success. This resource will prove useful for drama students seeking to learn more about the making of musicals and their impact with audiences all over the globe. It is especially useful for those seeking to learn about staging and set design, as it places particular emphasis on set designers like John Napier, who played a major role in making the Megamusicals stand out by giving them a distinctive visual style which could impress theatregoers throughout the world. The Megamusicals resource contains a Powerpoint, a transcript to be used by both teachers and students, a worksheet containing questions for students, and a sheet containing a unique homework assignment which will allow students to demonstrate their creativity and their understanding of musical and theatrical conventions.
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