Advent Assembly - December 2017 - Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.

Advent Assembly - December 2017 - Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.

Advent Assembly- December 2017 This assembly is suitable for pupils in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. If you have you ever had an Advent Calendar you will know that the idea is to open a numbered door every day from 1st of December to Christmas Eve. Behind each door is a surprise, often chocolate but, have you ever wondered why we have Advent Calendars and what Advent is all about? This age-appropriate, thought-provoking assembly explains the true meaning of Advent and asks us to consider how we as individuals can make this time of year even more special. As the frenzied hustle and bustle whirls around us, perhaps we could all use an extra dose of spiritual peace and joy this Christmas season. This pack will save you hours of prep time. It comprises of a 24-slide power-point presentation with detailed notes, an Advent carol music accompaniment and an Advent prayer. The presentation can be used in a number of ways; • for a school assembly • as a loop on the school’s visual display system • as part of a lesson.
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Anti-Bullying Week Assembly - 13th to 17th November 2017 Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.

Anti-Bullying Week Assembly - 13th to 17th November 2017 Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.

Anti-bullying Week Assembly - 13th to 17th November 2017 This assembly is suitable for pupils in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. No one deserves to be bullied, ever! This is a time to shine a spotlight on bullying and encourage all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. With powerful images and messages, this age-appropriate thought-provoking assembly raises awareness around many of the issues and statistics connected with bullying. It considers the effects that bullying can have on individuals and offers some helpful advice. The messages are clear; bullying is a serious issue with serious impacts on victims, bullies and bystanders. This pack will save you hours of prep time. It comprises of a 35-slide power-point presentation with detailed notes, a music accompaniment and an anti-bullying prayer. The presentation can be used in a number of ways; • for a school assembly • as a loop on the school’s visual display system • as part of a lesson.
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Simple Christmas Performance with Drums-Little Drummer Boy-Nursery, Reception, Key Stage 1.

Simple Christmas Performance with Drums-Little Drummer Boy-Nursery, Reception, Key Stage 1.

Christmas Little Drummer Boy Suitable for Nursery, Reception and Key Stage 1 children. These resources will support your delivery of the National Curriculum for Music. The Little Drummer Boy is a popular Christmas song written by the American composer and teacher Katherine Kennicott Davis, in 1941. For these activities you can have only one performer or as many as you like. Depending on the age, number and/or ability of your children, this lesson can easily be divided into two sessions. These musical activities teach children to listen very carefully, perform with percussion instruments and stop and start at the correct times. Using only drum-sounding percussion instruments and the Christmas song, Little Drummer Boy, these activities will support children in developing their knowledge of instruments, their confidence, their performing and listening skills. Children learn the definition of percussion family and conductor. This pack includes a recording of ‘Little Drummer Boy’, detailed, simple, step by step instructions on how to build and prepare this performance and in addition, there are ideas, tips and extension suggestions. You do not have to have a musical background to deliver this.
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Simple Christmas Percussion Performance - Little Donkey - Nursey, Reception and Key Stage 1

Simple Christmas Percussion Performance - Little Donkey - Nursey, Reception and Key Stage 1

Little Donkey - using only two bells and wooden percussion instruments. Suitable for Nursery, Reception and Key Stage 1 children. These resources will support your delivery of the National Curriculum for Music. Little Donkey is a well-known, simple, Christmas song. For these activities you can have as few as two performers or as many as you like. Depending on the age, number and/or ability of your children, this lesson can easily be divided into two sessions. These musical activities teach children to listen very carefully, perform with bells, wooden sounding percussion instruments and stop and to start at the correct times. Using only two types of untuned percussion instruments and the Christmas song, Little Donkey, these activities will support children in developing their knowledge of instruments, their confidence, their performance and listening skills. Children learn the definition of percussion family, conductor, chorus and verse. This pack includes a recording of ‘Little Donkey’, detailed, simple, step by step instructions on how to build and prepare this performance and in addition, there are ideas, tips and extension suggestions. You do not have to have a musical background to deliver this.
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Anti-Bullying Week Assembly - 13th to 17th November 2017 - Key Stages 1 and 2

Anti-Bullying Week Assembly - 13th to 17th November 2017 - Key Stages 1 and 2

Anti-Bullying Week Assembly - 13th to 17th November 2017 This assembly is suitable for pupils in Key Stages 1 and 2 No one deserves to be bullied, ever! This is a time to shine a spotlight on bullying and encourage all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. With colourful images and strong messages, this age-appropriate assembly raises awareness around many of the issues connected with bullying. It considers the effects that bullying can have on individuals and offers some helpful advice. Most importantly, this assembly delivers the message that no one deserves to be bullied ever! This pack will save you hours of prep time. It comprises of a 25-slide power-point presentation with detailed notes, and an anti-bullying prayer. The presentation can be used in a number of ways; • for a school assembly • as a loop on the school’s visual display system • as part of a lesson.
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Simple Jingle Bells Performance using only bells - Nursery, Reception and Key Stage 1 children.

Simple Jingle Bells Performance using only bells - Nursery, Reception and Key Stage 1 children.

Christmas Jingle Bells These resources will support your delivery of the National Curriculum for Music. Suitable for Nursery, Reception and Key Stage 1 children. Jingle Bells is one of the best-known and commonly sung Christmas songs in the world. For these activities you can have as little as one player or as many as you like. Depending on the age, number and/or ability of your children, this lesson can easily be divided into two sessions. These musical activities teach children to listen very carefully, perform with bells and stop and start at the correct times. Using only bells and the Christmas song, Jingle Bells, these activities will support children in developing their knowledge of instruments, their confidence and their performance and listening skills. Children learn the definition of percussion family, conductor and chorus. This pack includes an instrumental recording of ‘Jingle Bells’, detailed, simple, step by step instructions on how to build and prepare this accompanying performance and in addition, there are ideas, tips and extension suggestions. You do not have to have a musical background to deliver this.
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Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night Assembly - 5th November 2017 - Key Stages 1 & 2

Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night Assembly - 5th November 2017 - Key Stages 1 & 2

Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night Assembly - 5th November 2017 This assembly is suitable for pupils in Key Stages 1 & 2 Remember, remember the fifth of November Gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason, why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot! With thought-provoking facts and colourful images, this age-appropriate presentation tells the tale of Guy Fawkes, the Gun Powder Plot and the November 5th tradition. It also reminds children how to stay safe at this time of year. This pack will save you hours of prep time. It comprises of a 14-slide power-point presentation with detailed notes and a bonfire night prayer. The presentation can be used in a number of ways; • for a school assembly • as a loop on the school’s visual display system • as part of a lesson.
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Four-part Glockenspiel Performance Piece - Snow is Falling -  Key Stages 2 and 3.

Four-part Glockenspiel Performance Piece - Snow is Falling - Key Stages 2 and 3.

Snow is Falling These resources will support your delivery of the National Curriculum for Music. This piece works particularly well with Key Stages 2 and 3 children. You only need glockenspiels and metal wind chimes, (if you have them) to perform this. ‘Snow is Falling’ is a simple, four-part melodic composition for glockenspiels. It is easy to put together and extremely effective; a gentle, haunting piece. You can have as few as four players or as many as you like. These musical activities teach children to listen very carefully, keep to a steady beat, perform with glockenspiels and play notes on specific beats. This culminates in a performance of a four-part, harmonised melody called ‘Snow is Falling’. Children learn the definition of percussion family, tuned and untuned percussion instruments, glockenspiel and are introduced to the musical terms tempo, beats, glissando and the sharp sign #. You do not have to have a musical background to teach this composition. This pack includes detailed, step by step instructions on how to build and prepare ‘Snow is Falling’ and a power point diagram depicting all parts together.
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Simple Xylophone and Percussion Performance Piece - The Skeleton Dance - Key Stage 2

Simple Xylophone and Percussion Performance Piece - The Skeleton Dance - Key Stage 2

Performance Piece for Xylophones and Percussion Instruments - The Skeleton Dance These resources will support your delivery of the National Curriculum for Music. This piece works particularly well with Key Stage 2 children. ‘The Skeleton Dance’ is a simple, four-part, lively composition that requires very few instruments. It is easy to put together, extremely effective and can be completed in one or two lessons. You can have as few as four performers or as many as you like. These musical activities teach children to listen very carefully, keep to a steady beat, perform with sensitivity using tuned and untuned percussion instruments, playing notes and making sounds on specific beats. This culminates in a performance of an exciting, four-part, harmonised composition called ‘The Skeleton Dance’. In this unit, children learn about the percussion family, tuned, untuned instruments and xylophones. They are introduced to the musical terms tempo and graphic notation. This pack includes detailed, step by step instructions and suggestions on how to build and prepare ‘The Skeleton Dance’ and a power point diagram depicting all parts together. You do not have to have a musical background to teach this composition.
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Simple Glockenspiel or Xylophone Performance Piece-Rush Hour-Key Stage 2

Simple Glockenspiel or Xylophone Performance Piece-Rush Hour-Key Stage 2

Performance Piece for Glockenspiels or Xylophones - Rush Hour These resources will support your delivery of the National Curriculum for Music. This piece works particularly well with Key Stage 2 children. ‘Rush Hour’ is a simple, three-part, melodic, composition that only requires three glockenspiels or three xylophones. It is easy to put together, extremely effective and can be completed in one or two lessons. You can have as few as three performers or as many as you like. These musical activities teach children to listen very carefully, keep to a steady beat, perform with sensitivity using tuned percussion instruments, playing notes on specific beats. This culminates in a performance of an exciting, three-part, harmonised composition called ‘Rush Hour’. In this unit, children learn about the percussion family, glockenspiels and xylophones. They are introduced to the musical term tempo. This pack includes detailed, step by step instructions and suggestions on how to build and prepare ‘Rush Hour’ and a power point diagram depicting all parts together. You do not have to have a musical background to teach this composition.
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Simple Glockenspiel Performance Piece - Early Morning-Key Stage 2

Simple Glockenspiel Performance Piece - Early Morning-Key Stage 2

Performance Piece for Glockenspiels, 'Early Morning'. These resources will support your delivery of the National Curriculum for Music. This piece works particularly well with Key Stage 2 children. ‘Early Morning’ is a simple, gentle, two-part, melodic, composition that only requires glockenspiels. It is very easy to put together and extremely effective. It can be completed in one or two lessons. You can have as few as two performers or as many as you like. These musical activities teach children to listen very carefully, keep to a steady beat, perform with sensitivity using tuned percussion instruments, playing notes on specific beats. This culminates in a performance of a delicate, simple two-part, composition called ‘Early Morning’. In this unit, children learn about the percussion family and glockenspiels. They are introduced to the musical term tempo. This pack includes detailed, step by step instructions and suggestions on how to build and prepare ‘Early Morning’ and a power point diagram depicting both parts together. You do not have to have a musical background to teach this composition.
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Simple Glockenspiel or Xylophone Performance Piece-Follow Me-KS1 and Lower KS2 pupils

Simple Glockenspiel or Xylophone Performance Piece-Follow Me-KS1 and Lower KS2 pupils

Simple Performance Piece for Glockenspiel or Xylophone - Follow Me These resources will support your delivery of the National Curriculum for Music. This piece works particularly well with Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2 children. ‘Follow Me’ is a simple, two-part, melodic, composition that only requires either glockenspiels or xylophones. It is very easy to put together and extremely effective. It can be completed in one or two lessons. You can have as few as two performers or as many as you like. These musical activities teach children to listen very carefully, keep to a steady beat, perform with sensitivity using tuned percussion instruments, playing notes on specific beats. This culminates in a performance of a simple two-part, composition called ‘Follow Me’. In this unit, children learn about the percussion family, glockenspiels or xylophones and beaters. They are introduced to the musical term tempo. This pack includes detailed, step by step instructions and suggestions on how to build and prepare ‘Follow Me’ and a power point diagram depicting both parts together. You do not have to have a musical background to teach this composition.
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Assembly - World Space Week - 4th - 10th October 2017-Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.

Assembly - World Space Week - 4th - 10th October 2017-Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.

World Space Week 4th-10th October 2017 This assembly is suitable for pupils in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. From the first race to the South Pole, first solo flight across the Atlantic, to the opening of a sea route from Europe to the East, exploration and adventures have always defined our very existence as inhabitants of planet Earth. With thought-provoking facts, images and sound, this assembly takes us through a history of space exploration and asks us to consider the impending impact of our future above and beyond planet Earth. This pack will save you hours of prep time. It comprises of a 30-slide power-point presentation with detailed notes, a music accompaniment and a traveller’s prayer. The presentation can be used in a number of ways; • for a school assembly • as a loop on the school’s visual display system • as part of a lesson.
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Assembly - Halloween October 31st 2017 - Key Stages 3 and 4

Assembly - Halloween October 31st 2017 - Key Stages 3 and 4

Halloween October 31st 2017 This assembly is suitable for pupils in Key Stages 3 and 4. Halloween is not just about dressing up in costumes and asking for treats! It's an occasion steeped in folklore and customs. From carving turnips or pumpkins to trick or treating, each ghoulish tradition has its own fascinating tale. This light-hearted presentation gives pupils a greater understanding of the history and legends surrounding this annual festival. This pack will save you hours of prep time. It comprises of a 23 slide, power point presentation full of wonderful images and information with accompanying detailed presentation notes and a music accompaniment. The presentation can be used in a number of ways; • for a school assembly • as a loop on the school’s visual display system • as part of a lesson.
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Chinese Music Performance Piece - Pùbù  瀑布 (Waterfall)- For Upper Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 pupils

Chinese Music Performance Piece - Pùbù 瀑布 (Waterfall)- For Upper Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 pupils

These resources will support your delivery of the National Curriculum for Music. This piece works particularly well with Upper Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 pupils. Pùbù is a simple, six-part melodic Chinese-style composition for glockenspiels and two un-tuned percussion instruments. It is easy to put together and extremely effective. It can be completed in one or two lessons. You only need glockenspiels, a triangle, woodblocks and cymbals to perform it. You can have as few as six players or as many as you like. These musical activities support the development of a range of skills. They teach children to listen very carefully, keep to a steady beat, perform with glockenspiels and play notes on specific beats. This culminates in a performance of a six-part, harmonized melody called Pùbù. Children also learn a little history of Chinese music, about the percussion family, tuned and un-tuned instruments and graphic score. You do not have to have a musical background to teach this piece. This pack includes detailed, step by step instructions and suggestions on how to build and prepare Pùbù and a power point diagram depicting all parts together.
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Chinese Music Performance Piece  Tà jiǎo shí    踏脚石 (Stepping Stones) - For KS1 and Lower KS2 pupils

Chinese Music Performance Piece Tà jiǎo shí 踏脚石 (Stepping Stones) - For KS1 and Lower KS2 pupils

These resources will support your delivery of the National Curriculum for Music. This piece works particularly well with Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2 pupils. Tà jiǎo shí is a simple, five-part melodic Chinese-style composition for glockenspiels and two un-tuned percussion instruments. It is easy to put together and extremely effective. It can be completed in one or two lessons. You only need glockenspiels, a triangle, and woodblocks to perform it. You can have as few as five players or as many as you like. These musical activities support the development of a range of skills. They teach children to listen very carefully, keep to a steady beat, perform with glockenspiels and play notes on specific beats. This culminates in a performance of a five-part, harmonized melody called Tà jiǎo shí. Children also learn a little history of Chinese music, about the percussion family, tuned and un-tuned instruments and graphic score. You do not have to have a musical background to teach this piece. This pack includes detailed, step by step instructions and suggestions on how to build and prepare Tà jiǎo shí and a power point diagram depicting all parts together.
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Assembly-International Day of Peace-21st September 2017-Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.

Assembly-International Day of Peace-21st September 2017-Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.

This assembly is suitable for pupils in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. The purpose of this presentation is to gain a greater understanding around International Peace Day. With thought-provoking facts, quotes, images and sound, this assembly strives to encourage our pupils to think more deeply about our world and consider their place within in. This pack will save you hours of prep time. It comprises of a 40-slide power-point presentation with detailed notes, a music accompaniment and a prayer for peace. The presentation can be used in a number of ways; • for a school assembly • as a loop on the school’s visual display system • as part of a lesson.
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Assembly - Harvest Festival September 2017 - For Key Stages 1 and 2

Assembly - Harvest Festival September 2017 - For Key Stages 1 and 2

This assembly is suitable for pupils in Key Stages 1 and 2. The purpose of this presentation is to gain a greater understanding around the harvest festival. It looks at the history of this celebration, the traditions and examples of when and where harvest festivals take place around the world. The assembly is supported with beautiful, colourful images. This pack will save you hours of prep time. It comprises of a 22-slide power-point presentation with detailed notes, a music accompaniment and a harvest prayer. The presentation can be used in a number of ways; • for a school assembly • as a loop on the school’s visual display system • as part of a lesson.
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Assembly - British Food Fortnight 23rd September to 8th October 2017-For Key Stages 3 and 4

Assembly - British Food Fortnight 23rd September to 8th October 2017-For Key Stages 3 and 4

This assembly is suitable for pupils in Key Stages 3 and 4. The purpose of this presentation is to understand what British Food Fortnight is about. It covers a brief history of the food we eat from Roman times to modern day. It looks at popular dishes eaten today in the UK and encourages us to think about people who do not have the food they need. The assembly is supported with beautiful, colourful images and music. This pack will save you hours of prep time. It comprises of a 37-slide power-point presentation with detailed notes, a music accompaniment and a prayer for the hungry. The presentation can be used in a number of ways; • for a school assembly • as a loop on the school’s visual display system • as part of a lesson • an introduction to whole-school British Food Fortnight activities
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African-Style Music Performance Piece 'Dhoruba' (Storm) - Upper KS2 & KS3

African-Style Music Performance Piece 'Dhoruba' (Storm) - Upper KS2 & KS3

African Performance Piece - Dhoruba These resources will support your delivery of the National Curriculum for Music. This piece works particularly well with Upper Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 children. These musical activities will support the development of a range of skills including, listening, focus, team-work and performing. Dhoruba is African for storm. This composition uses a small range of percussion instruments and can be delivered to as few as six pupils or as many as thirty. Timing is of the essence. Performing Dhoruba requires concentration, the ability to listen to others and play at the correct time. You do not have to have a musical background to deliver these lessons. This pack includes detailed, step by step detailed instructions on how to build and prepare Dhoruba and a power point diagram depicting all parts together using graphic score.
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The Wise Man Built his House upon the Rock - Four music lessons for EYFS and KS1

The Wise Man Built his House upon the Rock - Four music lessons for EYFS and KS1

The Wise Man Built His House upon the Rock These resources will support your delivery of the National Curriculum for Music. A progressive set of four step by step music lessons that work particularly well with EYFS and Key Stage 1 children. These four, easy-to-follow lessons, support children in developing a range of valuable skills including listening, performing, instrumentation and timing. They are based around the story of the wise man and the foolish man. These lessons require children to think about the consequences of actions and predict outcomes. Children also sing, play instruments and perform. You can have as few as four children or as many as you like. Limited musical resources are required. There is a suggested list but you can simply use what you have. The scheme includes a list of suggested resources, detailed lesson plans and a recording of the song. You do not have to have a musical background to use this scheme.
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