Simple - Print, laminate and then place on your classroom wall! (Just remove the logo and replace it with your own school logo!). If you use this resource - please be so kind as to leave a comment! Thanks.
Worksheet - The student has a copy of this in front of them to help them work out where the treasure is. I suggest that you laminate them if you want to use them often! PowerPoint - This needs to be shown to the students as it contains the rhythmic codes for the teacher to play. I would suggest using this as a starter activity when teaching notation and note values. The game can be adapted to include more complex rhythms or notes on the stave. Rewards (in line with the schools merit system) could be used when the student works out the correct square that you stop the rhythms on.
To be used in the event of staff absence. Easy to print off as a booklet then apply a binder. Please leave a comment if you have used this resource as it helps me to evaluate/modify.
Very easy to follow sheets for a group performance of the song ‘I’m Yours’ by Jason Mraz. The four chords are repeated over and over again in the song. C, G, Am and F. A useful resource for BTEC Unit 6: Working as a member of an ensemble. Sheets include lyrics, keyboard, guitar, bass and drum kit. (If you download the resource would you please leave feedback - especially if you have used this song with a group of students)
Lesson 1 - students compile a list of products and slogans, Lesson 2 - students invent two products and slogans, Lesson 3 - Students design a poster to advertise their favourite product and slogan (Could be done as home learning), Lesson 4 - Students get into groups of 2-4 and select the best product and slogan then they compose a short pentatonic jingle to advertise their product. You could take a photograph of the poster and record the composition and have an evaluation lesson where the students watch their advert on the ITWB and hear the jingle in the background - great for peer assessment.
Performing a simple melody with the right hand only on a keyboard. Worksheet 1) A great resource that encourages students to play the keyboard and feel a sense of achievement. From experience, the students really like to play 'The Simpsons' and they tend to play this one first. I encourage the students to play EastEnders first as it is a good introduction to playing a scale of C major - then I let them play The Simpsons as a 'reward' (hee hee) Worksheet 2) A worksheet to support 'understanding graphic scores' a well known tune based on the Rugrats. The circles = short notes / The lines = longer notes. For extra work students can add the third meaning that they will start with the notes C and E - this works throughout the song. Students that are competent in using their left hand can add a bass line consisting of C, F and G. Worksheet 3) The Crazy Frog and The Simpsons worksheet using non-standard notation. * IF YOU DOWNLOAD ANY OF THESE RESOURCES PLEASE LEAVE FEEDBACK*
A simple idea - I place one of these on the class room door so that the students think a little bit more about what they have learnt during the music lesson. When it has been on the door for too long and starts to look like wall paper I change the picture or the quote. This is easy to do and I have submitted this resource in word format so that you can do the same. This idea can be adapted and used for all subjects to reinforce the plenary of the lesson. (IF YOU DOWNLOAD THIS RESOURCE COULD YOU PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT - THANK YOU :)
A selection of keyboard worksheets designed to engage students who require the familiarity of a song to start them off.
A simple questionnaire to be used to gather student voice. This resource can be adapted for other subjects very easily. Based on the Ofsted student questionnaire from many years ago it is still a great way of collecting student views and using them to inform future planning.
A useful KS2/KS3 resource to help students identify the character and the instrument used to represent it. (This resource is used at KS3 level with SEN - The design of the worksheet and the simplicity of the task allows students to feel that they achieved in music and this contributes to raising self-esteem.) *PLEASE LEAVE FEEDBACK IF YOU DOWNLOAD THIS RESOURCE. THANKS*
An assignment covering all aspects of the unit with a student booklet. The student booklet is designed to ensure that the students hit all of the criteria required for completion of this unit. I am currently working on Unit 6 with my students. (PLEASE LEAVE FEEDBACK IF YOU USE THIS RESOURCE - IT REALLY DOES HELP ME TO EVALUATE AND MODIFY MY DOCUMENTS)
Assignment briefs for the compulsory units 1 and 2 focusing on the Music Industry. If you download this resource, please take a small amount of time to leave some feedback. This enables me to improve my resources! Thank-you.
A great worksheet to use when teaching a lesson on the drum-kit. Works really well with Year 7 students and I have included a worksheet to help with differentiation. Worksheet 1 - A diagram of a drum kit with a table for students to complete Worksheet 2 - A diagram of a drum kit with a table for students to complete including an anagram for differentiation. Worksheet 3 - The work sheet with the answers on (especially for teachers!)
This is a students guide to completing Part C of the Arts Award using ICT skills and PowerPoint. Students use this framework to successfully meet the criteria for completion of Part C. Please feel free to use/adapt. Please leave a comment if you use this resource as your comments are invaluable.
A selection of basic questions used at KS3 level. Can be used as part of an end of term test or as a starter activity. You could also copy and paste them into a revision guide for students.
BTEC First Certificate in Music - Unit 6 Working as a Member of an Ensemble 'Stand by Me' by Ben E King
A resource to help students get started on group ensemble work. If you found this resource helpful/useful then have a look at ‘I’m Yours’ by Jason Mraz (another BTEC Music document submitted).
To be used as a PPT to support students in successfully attaining P1, M1 and D1. Good to use as an introduction to the unit. Resource designed in response to the New Specification for students entered 2010 onwards. Please leave feedback if you have downloaded this resource as it can help me to modify/evaluate. Thanks.
This worksheet offers the student the opportunity to let their teachers know about them and music. Through a series of questions, students are expected to write full sentences and give their answers. Please leave feedback if you have downloaded this resource as it helps me in my evaluation and lets me know if it is a useful resource. Thanks.
A visual aid to illustrate the progression of study through my KS3 and KS4 Music curriculum. It is by no means perfect but if it helps - please download. Credit to @TJohns85 for the template.
Print the document, laminate it and stick it on the Music door so that students leave your lesson addressing a very important question 'What have you learnt in Music today?' You can change the picture, change the quote or even use it as a whole-school approach to challenging the learners as part of a plenary exercise.
A planning document for KS3 Music which provides a brief overview of each topic delivered. Can be used alongside Musical Contexts in part. A supportive document to use as a template (if you're starting from scratch!).