Received for Review

2nd February 1996 at 00:00

Blueprints: Music key stage 2

By Aelwyn and Lesley Pugh. For use as a whole school core music resource or as a bank of ideas. The resource book may be used on its own and covers all aspects of the national curriculum. The pupils' book contains photocopiable material and visual aids linked to the activities in the teacher's book. The course also includes a cassette which can be taught without knowledge of written music. Pupil's copymaster book. Pounds 15. Teacher's resource book. Pounds 12. Cassette. Pounds 12. Plus VAT. Stanley Thornes.

Music Maker Photocopiable Resources: Sing and Play Guitar

The Sing and Play series of photocopiable sheets is aimed at the primary teacher who is not a trained musician. Instead of conventional notation, simple diagrams show which notes, chords or sounds to play. Others in the series include Sing and Play Guitar 2 and 3 and Sing and Play Ensemble (for percussive instruments, recorder and violin).

Pounds 14.95. Music Maker Educational, Alexander House, Forehill, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4AF.

Tony Robinson's Music Tales.

This pack of two cassettes or a CD contains music from the world's greatest orchestras accompanied by a narration of stories behind the music. Pieces include The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Peer Gynt. Tape:Pounds 6.80; CD:Pounds 11.05. Hodder Headline Audiobooks.


Curriculum Bank series

Collections of lesson plans for primary science and maths featuring built-in differentiation, activities for assessment and photocopiable worksheets. Number Key Stage 1 and Number Key Stage 2. By Kathy Hall and Lynette Kelly. Science Key Stage 1. By Brian Pengelly and Georgina Beasley. Life Process and Living Things. By Francis Mackay. Scholastic Pounds 11.99 each.

Clicker Plus

An updated version of the award-winning literacy development computer programme for primary pupils. It offers access to CD-Rom, video, colour graphics and symbols as well as sound and text and can be used with any word processing package to construct on-screen literacy activities using a grid of up to 100 cells.

For the Archimedes computer. Pounds 55 or registered owners of Clicker can upgrade for Pounds 20. Crick Computing, 123 The Drive, Northampton NN1 4SW. Tel: 01604 713686.


Smudge the Scientist, Set One

A computer program in which four to eight-year-olds follow Smudge the dog and Cecily the cat as they explore electricity, magnetism, decay, sinking and floating and other scientific concepts. IBM PC, Acorn Archimedes and Apple Mac versions are available. Pounds 45.99. Storm Educational Software, Coachman's Quarters, Digby Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NN. Tel: 01935 817699.

The Garden

The new gallery at the Science Museum which encourages three to six-year-olds to investigate physical aspects of science and technology has published an activity book . Full-colour posters and postcards are also available. Book: Pounds 3.50; posters 99p each; postcards Pounds 1.99 for a set of 12; complete pack Pounds 7.50. Educational Booking Office, Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW12 2DD. Tel: 0171 938 8000.

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