World MusicQuick View

World Music

This is a 6 week topic aimed at KS1 and KS2 to teach them about different music traditions from around the world. Throughout this topic, pupils will be given the opportunity to explore music from different countries and cultures around the globe, including: West Africa, Australia, Poland, Ireland, Jamaica and Native America. Each week will focus on a different country. The focus of each lesson will be to learn where the country is on the map, listen to an example of traditional music from that that country and learn a song/game/dance that is culturally relevant. Pupils will be given the opportunity to develop their listening and singing skills (Links to curriculum can be found at the bottom). By the end of the topic pupils should have a better understanding of different styles and genres of music and where they came from as well as developing their understanding of the role of music in different cultures and societies. Perfect for linking to Geogrpahy and History! Links to curriculum/Possible assessment opportunities: Use the voice expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes Play tuned and untuned instruments musically Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music Please note: I have used the Font AR CHRISTY so it may look different when downloaded!
Musical MathsQuick View

Musical Maths

This is a pack of 3 worksheets containing mathematical exercises that use musical symbols alongside numbers. The exercises are: 1. Adding & subtracting (24 questions) 2. Multiplication & division (24 questions) 3. Basic Algebra (12 questions) The musical symbols covered are semibreves, minims, crotchets and quavers. This pack was designed to be used with Key Stage 2 and 3 students but could be used with other age groups. Answers are included This is a great way to build cross curricular links between Music and Math.
Eduqas Music GCSE KeywordsQuick View

Eduqas Music GCSE Keywords

These are all of the Musical Terms for each Musical Element presented by Eduqas in the Music GCSE Revision book. This PDF can be used as a teaching resource, revision or as a display. The key terms are listed under each Musical Element to further the knowledge of the students to meet the requirements of the course.
Christmas Music QuizQuick View

Christmas Music Quiz

Christmas Music Quiz for 2020 . Quiz Contains over 53 Questions and 10 Different Rounds. Ensure you treat you students this festive period with this educational fun professionally designed Christmas History Quiz. Round 1: Identifying Matching Round - Pictures Round 2: True, False or Fake news Round 3: Finding and Searching the Terms Round 4: Picture Up - Match with the Captions **Round 5: ** Linking Links Round 6: Multiple Choice Q and A Round 7: Linking Links (Part 2) Round 8: Anagrams Round Round 9: General Knowledge Round Round 10: Christmas Cracker Round - Numbers Tie Breaker: Design Drawing Task End of term fun MUSIC Christmas quiz with a focus on different musical Christmas topics - Perfect for students who study Music at KS3 or KS4 or even a fun staff Quiz . All the answers appear at the end of the PowerPoint quiz in a fun and engaging round by round way . We are back by popular demand with new Christmas activities, quizzes and Escape rooms after last years success and helping thousands of teachers deliver educational themed Christmas lessons for less than the price of a coffee. Treat them to something educational and fun this end of term in the run up to Christmas by undertaking this specially designed Christmas quiz with a variety of different rounds and question styles including our **Special Christmas Cracker Round ** ✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰ Leave a nice review - email us at and we will send you a fun Christmas surprise for your students :) … ✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰ Contents of Quiz Bundle ☞ 1 x Professionally Designed Christmas PowerPoint Quiz ( Containing 10 Different Rounds and over 50+ Questions) ☞ Rounds include: Guess the picture, Matching up, Odd one out, Word Search, Christmas Crackers, Multiple Choice, Designing and much, much more… ☞1 x Set of Christmas certificates for winning students (Gold, Silver and Bronze) **☞ ** 1 x Full set of Answers (Animated at the end of the Quiz) **☞ ** 1 x Student Work Sheet they can fill in during the quiz individually or as small teams How could you use it? Celebrate Christmas 2020 as a class based activity or during form time / Inter form competition or online in a Zoom session! Who are Cre8tive Resources? We are a not-for profit Community interest social enterprise made up of Teachers who are experts at Quizzes, Escape rooms and Task cards. Product Code: C8/QZ/167 ✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰
Interactive Music TheoryQuick View

Interactive Music Theory

An interactive, differentiated and enjoyable way to teach and learn about Music Theory at the click of a button for Key Stage 3 students. This resource is entirely clickable and encourages independent learning through the discovery of Music Theory, specifically aimed at Key Stage 3 Music students. Topics such as Notes on the Staff, Musical Elements, Instruments of the Orchestra and Rhythm are incorporated here in a style that students will find engaging and enjoyable, with the main purpose of encouraging independence in the classroom. Students can operate their own programme and work through the tasks and resources at their own pace, re-visiting sections for further understanding as well as taking on more complex tasks to push the higher ability. There are listening tasks, recall tests and quizzes included in the programme as well as audio clips and performance opportunities. It is easy to navigate through with helpful icons throughout and there is a guide on how to operate the programme at the start. For best results, arrange for the students to all have access to this document on a shared driver or server so they can open the PowerPoint and work through it individually or in pairs, at their own pace. Further information on how to use this resource can be found on the You Tube link attached. For an interactive learning tool on how to play Chords on various instruments, please check out the Interactive Chord Builder resource, also available on TES. Finally: this resource only works in Full Slide Show Mode so students will need to know how to do this. It also only works in Microsoft PowerPoint. COMING SOON: Interactive World Music
MusicQuick View


Let’s learn about Music! This worksheet includes 11 pages with a large variety of activities and exercises about music. The materials have informative exercises about music such as instruments, famous musicians, history, music styles and many other things! Crosswords, word searches, puzzles and other kinds of activities are included to make it a fun and interesting class. Overview: Page 1: Introduction Page 2: History Page 3: Instruments Page 4/5: Music Styles Page 6: Famous Musicians Page 7: Karaoke Page 8: Musicals Page 9: The greatest Composers Page 10: Reflection Page 11: Answers Extra: Music Styles (Expert) Extra: Famous Musicians (Expert) The answers and an answer sheet are included. Keywords: Music, notes, pitch, tune, rhythm, piano, violin, guitar, instrument, rock, pop, blues, classical, karaoke, musical, composer, Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Chopin.
Introduction to Musical Theatre - KS3Quick View

Introduction to Musical Theatre - KS3

An introduction to Opera and Musicals. There are eight lessons each lasting around an hour with a PowerPoint for each and a complete guide, meaning it can be taught with minimal knowledge. This resource is designed to be taught without the need for any musical equipment other than a screen to show the PowerPoints. It has an accompanying booklet for students to complete tasks. It covers a wide range of Musical Theatre from The Magic Flute to Stomp the Musical. A really easy resource to use when you don’t have many practical facilities and still want to keep students engaged.
MusicQuick View


Types of music, links with Echo 3 pp8-9. Shows use of dass and word order change. Gives examples of musicians linked with genres. Listening extracts use Echo but you could adapt as answers given.
MusicalsQuick View


A simple Q/A sheet relating to the Rhinegold Guide to GCSE Music (Edexcel). Perhaps suitable for cover work, or as a break from listening work sometimes. * PLEASE LEAVE A COUPLE OF WORDS OF FEEDBACK ONCE YOU'VE DOWNLOADED THIS RESOURCE. *
Music for Adverts SoWQuick View

Music for Adverts SoW

A fun and engaging unit in which students work creatively to produce a radio advert for a product of their choice. Students develop an understanding of the structure of adverts and learn what makes a successful jingle and underscore. They draw on existing knowledge of performance on the keyboard to play existing jingles and compose their own. An understanding of chords is developed through analysis, performance and composition of underscores. Students can work with ICT to complete their project, although the unit can also be completed using live performance.
EDUQAS GCSE Music Grade TrackerQuick View

EDUQAS GCSE Music Grade Tracker

**This excel document is designed for the Eduqas 9-1 Music GCSE exam. ** This is now UPDATED to reflect the new changes in performance and composition marking. This file will allow you to add marks for each component of the course on the separate tabs and automatically calculates the grade that the student is on. There is a tab for you to update the grade boundaries each year and a summary sheet for total clarity. It is really clear to see whether the student is either exceeding, on or below their target grade so that interventions can then be made. It will also tell you how many marks are needed for the Appraising Paper once the coursework marks are completed. I have also added in cells for ease of entering marks onto the Eduqas marksheets. Please enable macros and read the front sheet carefully. If the front sheet does not calculate how you thing it should it is usually because there is a missing information. All sheets are locked but you are free to hide any columns you do not wish. I hope you understand that the password will not be given out as this has taken a great deal of time to formulate
Music Listening Skills and TestsQuick View

Music Listening Skills and Tests

Used throughout years 7,8,9,10,11. A mixture of starter and more lengthy listening tests with top tips and some top tunes as well! includes mark schemes from the exam board and also examples of how not to do them! The tests are on unfamiliar works so is relevant across most boards. Enjoy!
DR SMITH Elements of Music PostersQuick View

DR SMITH Elements of Music Posters

This series of nine posters about the Elements of Music is based around the popular acronym DR SMITH. The posters can be used around your department or classroom and are designed to help embed GCSE and A Level tier musical language throughout the wider school. The posters are suitable for display in either Secondary or Primary schools. These could also be used as knowledge organizers or reference sheets for Key Stage 3 and GCSE courses. DR SMITH stands for Dynamics, Rhythm, Structure, Melody (and Metre), Instrumentation, Texture (and Tonality, Timbre and Tempo) and Harmony. Other variations on the acronym have been used but I find these to cover the most important aspects of musical knowledge in the simplest way. Each poster is colour-coded to fit with the acronym DR SMITH. This same colour scheme can be used further up the school in GCSE and A Level analysis.
Film Music SOW & ResourcesQuick View

Film Music SOW & Resources

This is a 5 week scheme of work to teach Film Music. This includes a topic workbook, PowerPoints for all the lessons (including audio & videos), a scheme of work and a teacher assessment sheet. This scheme of work is suitable for both KS3 & KS4 students and covers a range of musical features and vocabulary. Students have the opportunity to learn about and compose a leitmotif as well as music to accompany a film clip (Fast & Furious). The scheme of work also enables students to compose using technology and includes instructions on how to import a video file into GarageBand.
World War 2 Music (1930's - 1940's music)Quick View

World War 2 Music (1930's - 1940's music)

This is a 6 lesson topic exploring the music listened to and played during World War 2. The children will develop an understanding of the styles of music civilians and soldiers were listening to during the 1930’s and 1940’s including Vera Lynn, George Formby, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong etc. They will also learn how to play a simple swing/jazz piece of music (C Jam Blues), develop their improvisation skills and sing a fun Glenn Miller inspired song. By the end of the topic the class will have a good understanding of the music of World War 2, the instruments that make a jazz/big band, the role music and songs played during the war, what swing music is and how to improvise using the pentatonic scale. Overall, this topic will help children develop a range of skills including listening and appraisal, singing, musical instrument playing, improvising and performing. I have now added another classroom arrangement of Little Brown Jug
The Blues – Full Scheme of Work for KS3 MusicQuick View

The Blues – Full Scheme of Work for KS3 Music

This resource is an entire, ready to teach, scheme of work for a sequence of 6 fully differentiated lessons designed to teach students at KS3 level about the key musical features of the Blues. Although 6 lessons are planned, the unit may be easily expanded to suit the needs of your individual school. The following resources are required to teach this unit: – Access to projector/Interactive whiteboard with audio playback facilities; – Piano in classroom; – A selection of band instruments including keyboard, guitar, ukulele, drums, and bass guitar; – Ukuleles – for whole class performance of the 12 bar blues (keyboards could be substituted); – Individual spaces/practice rooms for students to work. The unit is designed with an emphasis on practical work, with the majority of learning taking place through students working in small groups to compose a Blues song. The resource contains all of the materials required to teach this unit, including a 48 slide PowerPoint presentation guiding through every lesson, differentiated worksheets, and lesson plans. Unfortunately, for reasons of copyright, this resource does not have an accompanying audio CD or sound files. The PowerPoint presentation indicates places where audio files may be embedded for ease of teaching, and details of the track used is provided in the slide notes section on the relevant slide. If you do not wish to purchase these audio files, they are also easily available for free using a streaming service such as YouTube or Spotify. Update 29/1/2017: Fixed an issue that prevented some pages displaying incorrectly on Apple devices. If you purchase this resource, please leave a review!
AQA GCSE Music: Little Shop of HorrorsQuick View

AQA GCSE Music: Little Shop of Horrors

A comprehensive resource to help prepare your pupils for the new Little Shop of Horrors GCSE set work. This resource includes a pupil workbook with a range of activities to engage your class with the set work. -Background information; -Set work analysis; -15 2-mark questions. -Five practice 8-mark questions. The accompanying teacher booklet provides: -Analysis of each set work; -A starting point for discussions around the main musical issues; -Sample answers for 2 mark questions; -Mark schemes for all 8 mark questions. A PowerPoint presentation is included and breaks down the content into 7 lessons, plus exam preparation. Recognising that every teacher will want to approach the analysis differently, this PowerPoint is easily editable. And information can be included from the teacher booklet where you feel this is appriopriate. Some teachers may also want to replace the empty analysis in the pupil booklet with the completed version found in the teacher version.
KS3 Film Music SOW- Classroom basedQuick View

KS3 Film Music SOW- Classroom based

This has 7 lessons worth of material in this powerpoint with links and audio clips inserted in the slides. The Scheme of work with instructions is also included, as well as the end of unit test (created by myself) which can be used at the end of the scheme of work. You will explore a series of different types of film music within this and it is designed to be delivered in a non specialist classroom. No marks scheme for the test is provided, as the questions will need to be marked by the teacher using their judgement on many of the questions as to whether or not the students have answered the questions using valid musical reasons. I hope that you enjoy, many thanks.
Musical InstrumentsQuick View

Musical Instruments

Powerpoint to introduce, including sound clips and match up. i hope it works! I played charades and so on with them too, worked wonders during an observation with my year 7!
Music in AdvertisingQuick View

Music in Advertising

Presentation on music for advertising. Unit title: Music in the Media. Tasks include a listening starter activity, a class discussion on two contrasting TV/cinema adverts, composition of a jingle.