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Music ICT Activity - Using Anvil Studio Free Notation Software - Stage 4 Music

Music ICT Activity - Using Anvil Studio Free Notation Software - Stage 4 Music

This complete lesson activity requires students to make changes to a pre-existing midi file to discover how time signature, instrumentation and notation affect the character of a piece of music. Additional resources required: Internet access for the downloading of a midi file and the free Anvil Studio notation software. This can be used as a standalone lesson or as a companion lesson to 'Music Composition Using Anvil Studio' by the same author.

By kellyocs

Old MacDonald had a farm singing props resources EYFS

Old MacDonald had a farm singing props resources EYFS

In this set1 - Large character stick puppets – coloured 2 - Small character props – coloured 3 - Black and white character stick puppets 4 - Long banner to head a wall display “Old MacDonald Had A Farm” 5 - Animal border to edge your wall display 6 - Farm words in text boxes x 20 animal names and other farm words. 7 - Speech bubbles of animal sounds 8 - Singing sack label “ Old MacDonald had a farm” 9 - Photographs of the real farm animals, which are in the song. 10 - Set of animal colouring posters 11 - Colourful song sheet12 - Old MacDonald mask set to act out the songAll our resources are registered and copyright protected and must only be used by yourself for educational purposes. They must not be purchased for resale; either in their original format or altered in anyway. Thank You© Story.resources Not for resale

By BETTYBOOP123

What a lovely Christmas tree - early years song, mp3s and piano score

What a lovely Christmas tree - early years song, mp3s and piano score

A stand-alone Christmas song for nursery, preschool, reception and Year 1 (with mp3s and piano score) from my early years musical ‘Robin’s So Excited! Thank you for looking and listening, and happy Christmas! Kind regards, Fran CarpenterFind the whole show at www.franticproductions.co.uk or on Amazon

By FCarpenter

Music- games, activities, display materials

Music- games, activities, display materials

A resource pack to support music in the Early YearsThis pack has been designed for ages 3-5 although it could be incorporated into music lessons throughout KS1 and for younger children.The resources are saved as PDF files to print or as Powerpoint files to use on your computer with sound.The pack includes:A set of coloured percussion instrument flash cards with instrument names on and without.Junk material challenge cards such as 'Can you make an instrument that makes a loud sound?', 'Can you make an instrument to shake' etc.Flash cards with pictures of children with suggestions for singing in different ways.A collection of decorated song sheets with songs and rhymes to encourage exploring sounds and instruments plus ideas on how to use them.A collection of decorated song sheets with new and familiar songs for the children to learn.A set of nursery rhyme cards along with props to print and laminate to use when singing the rhymes.A collection of pictures to print and add to a bag to make a singing sack where the children can choose a picture and sing the song.Sound word flashcards such as 'ting' and 'bang'.Instrument display pictures with photos of different instruments.Power point- an interactive Power point to listen to the sound and choose the correct instrument that made the sound and find out if they were right or wrong.Power point bingo- print the instrument board and click on a star to hear the sound and then see the picture. The person to cover all of their instruments first wins the game.Rhythm cards with a minibeast theme- clap or play the rhythm of the words and then use the smaller cards to make your own rhythms to copy.Colouring pictures of some different instruments.Flashcards of different ways to play instruments such as 'blow' and 'shake'.A matching pairs game to match the musical instruments.A collection of picture cards for children to make the sounds of the animals, vehicles etc using their mouths or instruments.

By robbyn

' I Can Hear A Number ' (listening/counting song).

' I Can Hear A Number ' (listening/counting song).

Full song for FS maths use - one of many songs from the new double CD resource - ' Musical Maths Activity Songs - for FS ' from Music for Schools Ltd. http://www.musicforschoolsltd.co.uk ...Full resource has 16 activity songs exploring NUMBERS, SHAPE, SPACE & MEASURE through music and singing (supports the new EYFS framework).

By EYFS-Go

Dinosaurs. Singing Creating composing and moving

Dinosaurs. Singing Creating composing and moving

From 5 to 8 . The bundle includesThere were 5 dinosaurs - A song- preview https://youtu.be/-RDOULbE3DMArt type worksheets with examples of finished productComposing ideas and audio guidesSounds of dinosaurs -Stimuli for creating a soundscape with opportunities for movement.

By pwilloughby3

Mini beast song book

Mini beast song book

A book with songs and rhymes about mini beasts (a page a beast) includes index. Print, laminate and bind.

By Ibuzzybea

EYFS Music Planning

EYFS Music Planning

Here is a basic year plan created for formal music lessons throughout EYFS building skills which can be applied to creative continuous provision activities. Many of the activities were from the NEELB suggested activities resource which I have built into a bigger plan. Hope it is useful. Would appreciate feedback.

By cahillj86

Dinosaur resources

Dinosaur resources

A selection of resources for a dinosaur topic - dinosaur music medium term plan - dinosaur song words powerpoint (to go with planning) - useful weblinks - ordering dinosaur sentences worksheet - dinosaur syllables worksheet

By Emma E

Number Bonds to 10 Chant

Number Bonds to 10 Chant

A Powerpoint with lots of pictures to aid memory. A catchy chant (tune: Jazz chant, scouts march) to help children learn the number bonds to 10. It aims to support all the different learners (visual, auditory and kinesthetic) in the class. There's now a sound file attached to give you an idea of how it goes. Hope this is useful! :) For updates for my new resources, click on &'like&'; on facebook: www.facebook.com/TheStorySeed For more free resources: www.TheStorySeed.com

By oceanic-dolphin

Survival Kit for Relief Teachers, Easy Links Wonderful Websites for very busy teachers, Animal Logic bundle

Survival Kit for Relief Teachers, Easy Links Wonderful Websites for very busy teachers, Animal Logic bundle

Easy Links- Wonderful Websites for Very Busy TeachersClick here to see a video presentationWhy this book??Have you bookmarked, pinned and saved hundreds of links?Do you promise that one day you will sort them out?This book may be the answer to your organisational dreams. It is designed to be an easy to use, interactive resource. It has been sorted into categories with links to provide answers and help for frequently asked questions posed in posts on Facebook and other social group forums.What do you get?105 page e-book400 Web linksAttention getters (3 pages of ideas)Behaviour Management Booklet (7 pages)Suitable for Primary and Secondary TeachersTime saving resource with a wealth of downloads to save you moneyFLIPBOOK sample pages click hereA Survival Kit for Casual Relief TeachersAfter 30 years of teaching, I thought it was well overdue to start sharing all those gems that you use in your day to day teaching that help make learning more meaningful and fun. I began to build a resource kit for myself when I began casual teaching, and then I realised just how many ideas and activities I had been using over the years. I have spent many hours searching through websites, searching books for great ideas and activities. I have now collected and compiled my book of activities and hints for casual teachers ......A survival Kit to take with you when the phone rings, and you aren't sure what to take with you.The eBook can be used with any storage, to access when you need a quick activity or web link. Copyright is granted to print off 1 copy for personal classroom use. 111 pagesAnimals are a great topic to use with all grades. This pack may be the answer to many of your preparation needs. Check out what is included in the resource bundleWhat do you get?60 Real animal photosClipart of environmentsPhotos of real environmentsWord cardsVenn diagramsSuggested games and activities to play with these cards10 game cards with rules and how to playMatrix gameMemory GameCompound word animal puzzlesWorld maps of Continents (for animal sorting)PDF versionEditable PowerPoint version158 slides/pages

By ninki1

Music Games sample activities (EYFS, KS1, KS2)

Music Games sample activities (EYFS, KS1, KS2)

These are free music activities from three books of classroom music games that I have produced for Early Years, KS1 & KS2. To find out more please visit http://www.franticproductions.co.uk - thank you! Fran Carpenter (PS: Two activities are chanted, so no mp3 required. PPS: A Music Games flyer can now be downloaded from my website to share with colleagues.) Sausage = EYFS, Fishes = KS1, Mrs McCaulay = KS2, for those who would like to know.

By FCarpenter

Letters and Sounds Phase one planning

Letters and Sounds Phase one planning

7 weeks of plans relating activities to the Singing Phonics phase 1 book. Not to be followed religiously but gives a format to dip in and use activities as appropriate. Highlight when used to get a balance of the 7 Aspects. Also to use in conjunction with Phase 2 plans.

By Minxy12

Feelings and Values in song  Videos PPTs MP3s and more

Feelings and Values in song Videos PPTs MP3s and more

To hear the songs. Highlight, right click , copyMy face shows what I'm feeling https://youtu.be/MNMlLxsA5METhe Olympic Values https://youtu.be/BGGTycWmAmAChanges https://youtu.be/F0K7bbACfbAFirst day at school https://youtu.be/vz3FHGYU2tAIllustrations are different with Olympic Values

By pwilloughby3

Feelings . A song for early years and key stage one . Video  PPT  Mp3 s Art  percussion

Feelings . A song for early years and key stage one . Video PPT Mp3 s Art percussion

To preview , please see https://youtu.be/MNMlLxsA5ME (highlight, right click, go )A song about a young child's feelings. There is an opportunity for appropriate actions and percussion in the spaces in the music ( after the Faces are shown.)Children could also choose an instrument to reflect the feeling and play along when the face is shown.The incomplete worksheet is for the children. The complete worksheet is a model.Children could also choose an instrument to reflect the feeling and play along when the face is shown.

By pwilloughby3

Song for teaching counting

Song for teaching counting

This song is fantastic for teaching your class about numbers. I have used this as a cross-curricular resource for music and maths. My class loved it. I have also used the Nickjr website which has videos of other songs to sing with the children. As a class we then wrote additional verses using numbers up to 20.

By danwebster

Houses,homes and castles in song. Videos, PPTs, MP3s

Houses,homes and castles in song. Videos, PPTs, MP3s

Please preview on1. I built this house https://youtu.be/JFvN0Zzb5iY2. The estate Agent https://youtu.be/y8PoRh6iXnU3.Openthedrawbridge https://youtu.be/5Z9zXpN4G7M4. In the hairy, scary castle. (Illustrations differ) https://youtu.be/mPXSrhcj7bsAll songs have a video and some opportunities to play percussion

By pwilloughby3

child friendly assessment sheets

child friendly assessment sheets

primary assessment sheets for foundation to level 5. Designed to stay with child all through primary school. Also cards with statements on them to match for display in lessons, giving to TAs, helping children self-assess, etc.

By bod99

Super hero parade. Song featuring  drum, maraca and tambourine. Non specialist. Video. PPT. MP3s

Super hero parade. Song featuring drum, maraca and tambourine. Non specialist. Video. PPT. MP3s

Listen to on https://youtu.be/049WjceC9ns (Highlight, right click, go) ( N.B Different illustrations)The children choose which superhero they want to be as they create a parade. There are parts for the drum, the maracas (shakers) and the tambourine. The children love playing the instruments and I've used the ones which most schools have in their cupboards!In the resource you will find 1. A PPT of the song2. A video of the song3.A vocal track4. A backing track without the percussion on5. A backing track with the percussion on6. The lyrics

By pwilloughby3

Superheroes and me . A Song incorporating percussion+ movement opportunities. Video PPT MP3s

Superheroes and me . A Song incorporating percussion+ movement opportunities. Video PPT MP3s

To view song, please go to https://youtu.be/6J8CNSHHj-IA child dreams he is accompanying his favorite superheroes on various adventures. There is an interlude between verses for children to move or/ and play a 2 note chime bar piece of music.In the resource, you will find1. A PPT of the song2. A video of the song3. A backing track MP34. A vocal track MP35. The lyrics6 A visual aid to the notes played.

By pwilloughby3

Music for Christmas - Dance of the stars & moon!

Music for Christmas - Dance of the stars & moon!

This is an mp3 dance piece from my Christmas musical for KS1/Year 3, How Rudolph Got His Red Nose. It can be used within any nativity show you may be performing, but the Rudolph story play script it comes from is a magical show (& very popular), so do have a look on the website. Fran www.franticproductions.co.uk

By FCarpenter