Early Years & Primary Music Curriculum 2014 Planning, Progression & Assessment Toolkit EYFS KS1 KS2

Early Years & Primary Music Curriculum 2014 Planning, Progression & Assessment Toolkit EYFS KS1 KS2

“This is such an excellent resource and well worth the money! It contains an extremely thorough progression chart which includes progression in dimensions; musical skills such as singing or notation; and other musical knowledge including historical knowledge or world music. The individual and class assessment sheets are very useful and easily adaptable to suit your own needs. The brainstorming charts for planning are also very helpful in sparking ideas to help you create a really solid unit of work. Thanks so much for a great resource!” Becca, Primary Music Teacher, TES This resource will help primary school music co-ordinators and music specialists who are required to plan a whole school music curriculum based on the current (2014) Primary National Curriculum for Music and Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. It is NOT a scheme of work, but a simply-worded (yet comprehensive) overview of what musical learning should take place from Nursery (3s) to Year 6 (11s). Plus there are useful long, medium and short term planning templates, and a music-through-topics brainstorming sheet, all with example content, for you to use. ‘Dimensions of Music’, ‘Musical Skills’ and ‘Other Musical Knowledge’ are broken down into statements which can be used in several ways: * i) to help you map out and plan 'what' should be taught in each year group * ii) to help you plan an assessment system for your school or class (i.e. most statements can be prefixed with ‘...is not yet able to...' '...is able to...' '...is confidently able to...' or with 'I can...') * iii) to help you when it comes to writing statements for end of year reports. This resource is designed to be adaptable for all planning and assessment approaches in schools, and documents are in editable Word or Excel format. I hope this Toolkit saves you reinventing the 'music planning wheel' from scratch. It should, at least, give you a very good start! Contents of download: * A whole school music curriculum planning, progression and assessment overview showing detailed progression in musical learning from Nursery to Year 6 (ie. Nursery, Reception, Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2) * Individual year group music curriculum planning overviews for Nursery to Year 6 * An example whole school yearly planning overview, on which you can map out your own school's music curriculum (long term planning) * 2 x example half-termly plans for a single year group (medium term planning) * An example weekly music lesson plan, for when you need to outline a single lesson in more detail (short term planning) * A music-through-topics brainstorming sheet, with completed examples, to help you plot out quality music lessons based on a class topic * A class observation sheet, for making notes during a music lesson * An individual child 'Musical Progress and Achievement Record' sheet
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Volcanoes & Earthquakes - A Creative Music Project for KS2

Volcanoes & Earthquakes - A Creative Music Project for KS2

A creative music project for Key Stage 2, to run alongside any classroom geography project about volcanoes or earthquakes. This resource consists of: * a medium term planning overview * 4 easy-to-follow weekly music lesson plans * a pupil composition planning sheet * a teacher's informal assessment/observation form Musical instruments required are standard school percussion instruments (tuned and untuned), although electronic instruments (eg. keyboards) and children's own instruments (e.g. guitars, violins, recorders etc.) can easily and successfully be integrated into this project. Some of the other resources mentioned are youtube videos, best displayed on a Smartboard (please check with your school whether you are allowed to access youtube). A digital audio recorder or video recorder (or mobile phone with those facilities!) is also required to record the final compositions.
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Away In A Manger - MP3 tracks & piano score arranged for Nursery, Reception & KS1

Away In A Manger - MP3 tracks & piano score arranged for Nursery, Reception & KS1

A simple arrangement of this beloved Christmas song, suitable for nursery, preschool, reception and KS1. At a pace suitable for very young children, and the backing track instrumentation will not overpower their young voices. (Arranged by Fran Carpenter) Of course, add to any nativity play! Download includes lyric sheet, piano score, MP3 vocal track and 2 x MP3 backing tracks (both 2 verse and 3 verse versions of the backing track). Thank you for looking and listening, and happy Christmas! Kind regards, Fran Carpenter Early years & primary music specialist & writer www.franticproductions.co.uk
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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
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Early Years & Primary Music Curriculum 2014 Planning, Progression & Assessment Toolkit EYFS KS1 KS2

Early Years & Primary Music Curriculum 2014 Planning, Progression & Assessment Toolkit EYFS KS1 KS2

“This is such an excellent resource and well worth the money! It contains an extremely thorough progression chart which includes progression in dimensions; musical skills such as singing or notation; and other musical knowledge including historical knowledge or world music. The individual and class assessment sheets are very useful and easily adaptable to suit your own needs. The brainstorming charts for planning are also very helpful in sparking ideas to help you create a really solid unit of work. Thanks so much for a great resource!” Becca, Primary Music Teacher, TES This resource will help primary school music co-ordinators and music specialists who are required to plan a whole school music curriculum based on the current (2014) Primary National Curriculum for Music and Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. It is NOT a scheme of work, but a simply-worded (yet comprehensive) overview of what musical learning should take place from Nursery (3s) to Year 6 (11s). Plus there are useful long, medium and short term planning templates, and a music-through-topics brainstorming sheet, all with example content, for you to use. ‘Dimensions of Music’, ‘Musical Skills’ and ‘Other Musical Knowledge’ are broken down into statements which can be used in several ways: * i) to help you map out and plan 'what' should be taught in each year group * ii) to help you plan an assessment system for your school or class (i.e. most statements can be prefixed with ‘...is not yet able to...' '...is able to...' '...is confidently able to...' or with 'I can...') * iii) to help you when it comes to writing statements for end of year reports. This resource is designed to be adaptable for all planning and assessment approaches in schools, and documents are in editable Word or Excel format. I hope this Toolkit saves you reinventing the 'music planning wheel' from scratch. It should, at least, give you a very good start! Contents of download: * A whole school music curriculum planning, progression and assessment overview showing detailed progression in musical learning from Nursery to Year 6 (ie. Nursery, Reception, Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2) * Individual year group music curriculum planning overviews for Nursery to Year 6 * An example whole school yearly planning overview, on which you can map out your own school's music curriculum (long term planning) * 2 x example half-termly plans for a single year group (medium term planning) * An example weekly music lesson plan, for when you need to outline a single lesson in more detail (short term planning) * A music-through-topics brainstorming sheet, with completed examples, to help you plot out quality music lessons based on a class topic * A class observation sheet, for making notes during a music lesson * An individual child 'Musical Progress and Achievement Record' sheet
FCarpenter
The Shepherds' Conga - a Christmas Song & Dance for KS1 & KS2

The Shepherds' Conga - a Christmas Song & Dance for KS1 & KS2

This is a lively, fun song and dance for Key Stage 1 and lower Key Stage 2 to perform as part of their Christmas nativity show. The download includes lyrics sheet, MP3 vocal track and MP3 instrumental backing track. The song is from my quirky nativity musical 'The Angel's Harp', which you can find out more about on the website below. I hope your children love the Shepherds' Conga! Fran Carpenter Find the whole show 'The Angel's Harp' at www.franticproductions.co.uk or on Amazon
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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - MP3 tracks & piano score arranged for early years & KS1 (also KS2!)

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - MP3 tracks & piano score arranged for early years & KS1 (also KS2!)

A simple arrangement of the famous Christmas song for younger voices (played twice through). Download includes lyrics, vocal MP3 track, instrumental MP3 backing track, piano score. At a pace suitable for very young singers, with an instrumental backing track that will not overpower their young voices. (However, this arrangement will certainly be enjoyed by older children and adults too!) Arranged by early years and primary music specialist, Fran Carpenter. Happy Christmas singing! Fran x www.franticproductions.co.uk
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Nativity For Little Ones - a musical Christmas nativity play for pre-school, nursery & reception

Nativity For Little Ones - a musical Christmas nativity play for pre-school, nursery & reception

A delightfully charming little musical nativity play for young children to perform at Christmas. Tried and tested in hundreds of early years settings and reception classes, this nativity show has a simple script with rhyming narration for an adult or older child to read out, 6 songs (including Away in a Manger, with both 2 and 3 verse versions of the backing track) plus 2 instrumental dance pieces for star and angel dances. Comes with MP3 vocal tracks (17 in total and plain instrumental backing tracks. PDF script and piano scores book includes ideas for performance, staging, music and costumes. Duration about 20 minutes. NB: If you perform this play to parents or audience other than pupils and staff, a Nursery Performance Licence' must be purchased beforehand at the special TES Resource price of £15. A licence application form is included in your download. The PDF and MP3 files in this download are for the purchasing school/organisation's use only, and must not be shared, published or otherwise distributed beyond that organisation. Thank you! Fran Carpenter (early years & primary music specialist, writer) www.franticproductions.co.uk
FCarpenter
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - A Creative Music Project for KS2

Volcanoes & Earthquakes - A Creative Music Project for KS2

A creative music project for Key Stage 2, to run alongside any classroom geography project about volcanoes or earthquakes. This resource consists of: * a medium term planning overview * 4 easy-to-follow weekly music lesson plans * a pupil composition planning sheet * a teacher's informal assessment/observation form Musical instruments required are standard school percussion instruments (tuned and untuned), although electronic instruments (eg. keyboards) and children's own instruments (e.g. guitars, violins, recorders etc.) can easily and successfully be integrated into this project. Some of the other resources mentioned are youtube videos, best displayed on a Smartboard (please check with your school whether you are allowed to access youtube). A digital audio recorder or video recorder (or mobile phone with those facilities!) is also required to record the final compositions.
FCarpenter
Away In A Manger - MP3 tracks & piano score arranged for Nursery, Reception & KS1

Away In A Manger - MP3 tracks & piano score arranged for Nursery, Reception & KS1

A simple arrangement of this beloved Christmas song, suitable for nursery, preschool, reception and KS1. At a pace suitable for very young children, and the backing track instrumentation will not overpower their young voices. (Arranged by Fran Carpenter) Of course, add to any nativity play! Download includes lyric sheet, piano score, MP3 vocal track and 2 x MP3 backing tracks (both 2 verse and 3 verse versions of the backing track). Thank you for looking and listening, and happy Christmas! Kind regards, Fran Carpenter Early years & primary music specialist & writer www.franticproductions.co.uk
FCarpenter
It's Christmas Time!  A festive song for upper KS1 & KS2

It's Christmas Time! A festive song for upper KS1 & KS2

A festive song that your children will love to perform as part of a Christmas show or assembly. The download includes a vocal track, instrumental backing track and lyrics sheet. The song comes from my musical 'Santa's Christmas Circus Extravaganza!' which you can find out more about on the website below or on Amazon. Kind regards Fran Carpenter, primary music specialist & writer www.franticproductions.co.uk
FCarpenter
Our Easter Song - early years & KS1 Easter song - music for EYFS Nursery Preschool Reception KS1

Our Easter Song - early years & KS1 Easter song - music for EYFS Nursery Preschool Reception KS1

A gentle early years song, retelling the Easter Story very simply for young children. Perfect for an Easter assembly or celebration. (And use my Bouncy Bunny song too, also on TES Resources!) Includes teacher lyrics sheet, piano music, mp3 vocal and backing tracks - plus a bonus colouring picture of Jesus on a donkey! Have a happy singing Easter! Kind regards, Fran (From my Springtime Action Songs book - Frantic Productions & Amazon)
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Bouncy Bunny! - early years spring & Easter song - music for EYFS Nursery Preschool Reception KS1

Bouncy Bunny! - early years spring & Easter song - music for EYFS Nursery Preschool Reception KS1

A delightful early years seasonal action song for springtime and Easter. Ideal for a project on animals and pets, and perfect for an Easter assembly or celebration. (And use my 'Our Easter Song' song too, also on TES Resources...) Includes teacher lyrics sheet, piano music, mp3 vocal and backing tracks, plus a bonus colouring picture of Bouncy Bunny himself! Happy bouncing! Kind regards, Fran (From my Springtime Action Songs book - Frantic Productions and Amazon)
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Early years, nursery, KS1 summer song - Sunny Day!

Early years, nursery, KS1 summer song - Sunny Day!

Here is a little singing game you can use with early years and KS1. Teacher sings 'Blue Group are on their way' and Blue Group all sing 'Hey!' and go out to play! If you like it, it's from my music games books for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 at www.franticproductions.co.uk. Fran
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Song for 2012 (full version) What a year that was!

Song for 2012 (full version) What a year that was!

This is my Song for 2012, full version, on youtube. It looks back & celebrates the major events of the Olympics, Paralympics é Jubilee year. Mp3 vocal and backing tracks, piano score é lyrics sheets can also be downloaded at http://franticproductions.co.uk/childrens-music/childrens-songs/Song-for-2012
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