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Read A Book

Read A Book

This is a song about reading books for Early Years and Key Stage 1 (although Key Stage 2 really like it too!). It has sound effects and a very catchy tune. Perfect for World Book Day. Contains vocal track, instrumental track, piano and vocal sheet music and a PowerPoint of the lyrics.
dguerrard
Beethoven's (Slightly Higher and Easier) 5th Symphony

Beethoven's (Slightly Higher and Easier) 5th Symphony

This was designed for my very able Year 6 class, although this is probably a Key Stage 3 - 4 activity. It is a simplified and shorter Orff arrangement of the first movement of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony with a few extra instruments that the children play. If you would like to see the Musescore file it can be found here
dguerrard
Musical Futures | 7  Pop Songs

Musical Futures | 7 Pop Songs

Made suitable for Ukulele, Bass, Keyboard and singers. For guitarists, see the instrument chord book I’ve added in. (1) 7 Pop Songs is the Powerpoint in PDF format to ensure all fonts and imagas stay as they were intended. All 7 songs have been shortened slightly, keys changed and everything is labelled the same for Ukulele, Bass and Keyboard. (2) These are the sheets to go with the Powerpoints, easier to print out for in class, concerts… (3) Chord Book - Ukulele, Guitar, Bass and Keyboard with loads of different chords, all labelled to match so pupils can get straight to making music together!
tbrads90
Write a class song!

Write a class song!

This is a 6 week topic that aims to give the children an understanding of the song writing process. This topic is designed to give the children the opportunity to write a song, from scratch, as a class over a six week process. It will help them to develop a good understanding of the process of writing a song, the “musical ingredients” (elements) that are needed and an appreciation of the time and skill that goes into writing a song. The children will develop an understanding of how to structure a song, creating verses, a chorus and the opportunity to compose a bridge/middle 8 as well. You do not necessarily have to be musical to do this but obviously some knowledge would help. It’s a great project for you to use for children who currently play an instrument as well, especially if you have been learning one via the wider opps/first access projects. Instruments can be easily incorporated into the topic. The topic also included opportunities for children to rap and beat box if they are not too keen on singing! The first 1-3 lessons will be spent on writing some verses and a chorus. This will be followed by adding simple accompaniment using class percussion (tuned and untuned) and other instruments your class/children may have been learning how to play. The songs will be kept in C Major/A Minor (Using the common chords C, F, G & Am). This is perfect for their vocal range and for accompanying instruments. Instrumental parts could also be added in between the verses and choruses. By the end of the topic the class with have a complete song that they can record and perform to other years and their parents. 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 you may have to edit some of the slides/fonts.
iamsomewhere
20 x Musicians Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Music Singers

20 x Musicians Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Music Singers

20 x Wordsearch Puzzle sheets of keywords on the theme of ‘Famous Musicians’. Wordsearches are: 1990s No.1 Artists Aretha Franklin Beatles Beethoven Bob Dylan Bob Marley Composers Elton John Gary Barlow Louis Armstrong Male Solo Artists Neil Diamond Ringo Starr Russell Watson Rod Stewart Spice Girls Stevie Wonder Take That Tina Turner Will Smith Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
10 x Musicians Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Music Artists Singers

10 x Musicians Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Music Artists Singers

10 x Wordsearch Puzzle sheets of keywords on the theme of ‘Famous Musicians’. Wordsearches are: 1990s No.1 Artists Aretha Franklin Beatles Bob Marley Composers Louis Armstrong Male Solo Artists Neil Diamond Russell Watson Will Smith Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
The Mikado Opera Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Music Gilbert Sullivan

The Mikado Opera Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Music Gilbert Sullivan

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet of keywords on the theme of ‘The Mikado by Gilbert & Sullivan’. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
BTEC Music Level 1 /2 Unit 1 Music Industry Exam Massive Keynote Slideshow 27 Slides MAC USERS ONLY

BTEC Music Level 1 /2 Unit 1 Music Industry Exam Massive Keynote Slideshow 27 Slides MAC USERS ONLY

MAC USERS ONLY! please note this resource MAY need ADAPTING for YOUR needs I use this as a guide for myself when delivering info to students. I then set them individual tasks on each topics focus etc. Make it work for YOU. Massive Keynote Slideshow (27 slides) covering : Job Roles - 4 task scenarios for group work. Venues - Large, Medium, Small Record Labels - Major / Minor Marketing Publishing Distribution Musicians Union PRS MCPS PPL please note this resource MAY need ADAPTING for YOUR needs I use this as a guide for myself when delivering info to students. I then set them individual tasks on each topics focus etc. Make it work for YOU.
muzikforinsomniaks
The Elements

The Elements

This is a 6 week topic that aims to teach the main elements of music: Pitch, Tempo, Timbre, Dynamic, Duration, Texture and Rhythm. This is done through listening to music (from Queen to Beethoven), composing songs, moving to sounds and music and creating music compositions using tuned and untuned instruments. Every lesson will focus on an element and explore its importance in music. Tuned and untuned percussion will be used in every lesson to help with this. The children will be given opportunities to improvise and create their own music and sounds. Standard notation will be used to help children develop an understanding of music/rhythm reading. Songs/chants will also be sung to accompany the lessons, developing their singing voices every week. An opportunity for the children to write their own class song will also be used to develop their singing and compositional skills. As well as plenty of compositional and improvisation opportunities, lessons are also inspired by Kodaly/Dalcroze/Orff ideas and methods, allowing children to explore music through sound and movement. 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 for a lot of the slides so it may look slightly different!
iamsomewhere
The Social Setwork Podcast: Series 1

The Social Setwork Podcast: Series 1

All your favourite Edexcel revision resources in one place with a 10% discount! Audio revision for a musical exam. Download once and listen as many times as you want to your favourite set work being explained in detail with examples. Save time studying anywhere and at anytime, stress free and hands free!
Anna_Crusis
The Social Setwork Podcast Episode 8: Samba Em Preludio by Esperanza Spalding

The Social Setwork Podcast Episode 8: Samba Em Preludio by Esperanza Spalding

My podcast, The Social Setwork is designed for students who are too busy studying “real subjects” to focus on Music Set Works. In under 30 minutes, I will teach your students about each set work focusing on relevant facts using the sophisticated musical language required by Edexcel, and backed up with audio examples. I include a discussion about possible essay questions, a question and answer game, and some melodic dictation to finish! Your students can relearn the set work infinite times anywhere they have their phone! Download once, and share forever. Easy homework, easy cover, excellent results. Edexcel Set Works, we all love those analysis lessons! Do you students nod their heads as you explain the key terms and features for the millionth time, only to forget them 10 minutes later? Have you spent countless hours rewriting revision sheets and worksheets for them to scrunch up in their bags? Are your powerpoint not reaching them at home? Let’s reach them anywhere their phone is - everywhere! Why not try an aural resource for musical learning?
Anna_Crusis