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Music Counts!

With over twenty five years of experience across the primary and secondary sectors including roles from Teacher to Vice Principal, This shop has been created to support delivery across a number of areas within education, throughout all key stages. Much of Music Counts! focuses on supporting and delivering the National Curriculum for Music and is designed to support teachers without a musical background however, other areas will be included. Keep checking in.

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With over twenty five years of experience across the primary and secondary sectors including roles from Teacher to Vice Principal, This shop has been created to support delivery across a number of areas within education, throughout all key stages. Much of Music Counts! focuses on supporting and delivering the National Curriculum for Music and is designed to support teachers without a musical background however, other areas will be included. Keep checking in.
Playing a Glockenspiel - Unit 1 - Music Counts!

Playing a Glockenspiel - Unit 1 - Music Counts!

A unit of work containing a progressive set of eight step by step music lessons that work particularly well with Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2 children. These easy to follow lessons teach children to play glockenspiels correctly, play together at the same time, play the scale of C major and perform simple tunes and songs. This pack includes the following; • eight detailed lesson plans with numerous exercises to practise • a power point displaying notes for the melodies and songs • a power point plenary quiz.
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International Day of Peace Assembly-September 2018-KS3, 4 & 5

International Day of Peace Assembly-September 2018-KS3, 4 & 5

International Day of Peace Assembly The Right to Peace - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70 21st September 2018 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. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. With thought-provoking facts, quotes, images and sound, this assembly strives to encourage our pupils to think more deeply about their world and consider their place within it. Comprising of a 40-slide power-point presentation, detailed notes, a music accompaniment and a prayer for peace, this pack will save you many hours of prep time, simply download and go! 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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Roald Dahl Day Assembly-13th September 2018-KS3, 4, & 5

Roald Dahl Day Assembly-13th September 2018-KS3, 4, & 5

**Roald Dahl Day Assembly ** 13th September 2018 This assembly is suitable for pupils in key stages 3, 4 and 5. The purpose of the presentation is to gain a greater understanding about the life of author Roald Dahl and to learn some interesting facts about his life. With thought-provoking facts, quotes, images and sound, this assembly strives to encourage our pupils to think a little more deeply about one of the most popular authors of our time. Comprising of a 27-slide power-point presentation, detailed notes, a music accompaniment and a prayer for storytellers, this pack will save you many hours of prep time, simply download and go! 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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British Food Fortnight Assembly September/October 2018-Key Stages 3, 4 & 5

British Food Fortnight Assembly September/October 2018-Key Stages 3, 4 & 5

British Food Fortnight Assembly Putting the oooh! back into food 22nd September to 7th October 2018 This assembly is suitable for pupils in key stages 3, 4 and 5 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. Guaranteed to make you hungry! Comprising of a 37-slide power-point presentation, detailed notes, a music accompaniment and a prayer for the hungry, this pack will save you hours of prep time, simply download and go! 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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Tà jiǎo shí    踏脚石 (Stepping Stones)-Chinese Glockenspiel Performance Piece-KS 1 & 2

Tà jiǎo shí 踏脚石 (Stepping Stones)-Chinese Glockenspiel Performance Piece-KS 1 & 2

**Glockenspiel Performance Piece - Tà jiǎo shí ** 踏脚石 (Stepping Stones) Key Stages 1 and 2 The aim is to perform a delicate, gentle piece called Tà jiǎo shí, using glockenspiels. This resource will support your delivery of the National Curriculum for Music. Simple to put together but extremely effective, it can be completed in one or two lessons. You do not have to have a musical background to deliver this. It can be delivered to a small group of only five pupils, or as many as you have. The musical activities in this pack focus on Listening and Playing (National Curriculum for Music 2013) however the activities aid the development of a range of wider skills including focus, team-work, and performance. Tà jiǎo shí is a simple, five-part melodic Chinese-style composition for glockenspiels, triangles, woodblocks and/or claves. It is easy to put together and extremely effective. Children also learn a little history of Chinese music, about the percussion family, tuned and untuned instruments, graphic score, scales, tempo and the sharp sign #. Timing is of the essence. Performing Tà jiǎo shí requires concentration, the ability to listen to others and play the correct notes at the correct time. This pack includes detailed, easy to follow, step by step instructions on how to build and prepare Tà jiǎo shí, and a power point diagram depicting all parts together using a simple lettered score and graphic score. Performance tips and advice are contained throughout the lesson plans.*
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Musical Games - Music Counts!

Musical Games - Music Counts!

A set of ten, easy-to-follow musical games that work particularly well with Key Stage 1 children. These fun activities develop listening and responding skills. They require a minimum amount of preparation and resources. They can be used as stand-alone games, lesson starters or brain breaks. This pack comprises of ten, short musical games to play with detailed instructions. Each game has listed resources required and musical skills outlined.
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Sound Effects To 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff' Story-Music Counts!

Sound Effects To 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff' Story-Music Counts!

A set of four progressive step by step music lessons that work particularly well with Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2 children. These fun activities teach children to listen carefully, respond to cues and experiment with a range of different sounds using their bodies, a selection of percussion instruments and everyday objects. They will be able to present a performance of ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’, using appropriate sound effects to accompany the story. This pack includes four detailed, easy to follow lesson plans with numerous suggestions on delivery and a version of ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ story.
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Epiphany Assembly - January 2018 - Key Stages 3, 4 and 5

Epiphany Assembly - January 2018 - Key Stages 3, 4 and 5

Epiphany Assembly - January 2018 This assembly is suitable for pupils in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. You may have heard of the term, twelfth night. It’s traditionally a time when families across Britain take down Christmas trees and other decorations for another year; an end to the Christmas season. But have you heard of Epiphany? Up until the 19th Century, January 6th was as big a celebration as Christmas Day and today, it’s a public holiday in many countries. This age-appropriate, thought-provoking assembly explains the true meaning of an often forgotten festival. As the frenzied hustle and bustle of Christmas is winding down and a new year emerges, it is a good time to take stock and consider our own personal journeys. This pack will save you hours of prep time. It comprises of a 25-slide power-point presentation with detailed notes, an Epiphany carol music accompaniment and an Epiphany 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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Plants, Flowers and Growing - Musical Activities - EYFS and Key Stage 1

Plants, Flowers and Growing - Musical Activities - EYFS and Key Stage 1

Music Counts! – Plants, Flowers & Growing These resources will support your delivery of the National Curriculum for Music. A set of seven, easy-to-follow musical activities that work particularly well with EYFS and Key Stage 1 children. These musical activities are all linked to themes and topics around plants, flowers and growing. They will support the development of a range of skills including listening and responding, playing, and improvising. They require a minimum amount of preparation and resources and in addition to your work around the theme, can be used as stand-alone activities, lesson starters or brain breaks. This pack comprises of seven musical activities with detailed instructions, a list of resources required for each activity and the musical skills used. There is also a list of music, inspired by flowers you might like to listen to while working through this topic.
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Character Quiz and Word Search-KS1

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Character Quiz and Word Search-KS1

Are your Key Stage 1 pupils able to name some of the main characters in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Test their knowledge with this simple quiz and word search. A set of nine clues require pupils to work out the character’s name then find the answer hidden within the word search; challenging and fun. Words are placed forwards, backwards, up, down and diagonally. This pack can be used in a number of ways. The accompanying power-point presentation is organised in order to work through the questions, answers and word search answers together, as part of your lesson. Pack includes- • a set of nine clues for pupils to work out with an answer worksheet and an answer sheet for teachers • a word search for pupils to complete and a completed word search for teachers • a power-point presentation with questions, answers and word search answers.
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Happy New (School) Year  Assembly - September 2018 - Key Stages 3, 4 & 5.

Happy New (School) Year Assembly - September 2018 - Key Stages 3, 4 & 5.

Starting the New School Year Assembly Happy New (School) Year - September 2018 This assembly is suitable for pupils in key stages 3, 4 and 5. Most of us associate New Year with January 1st celebrations but a new year isn’t always at that particular time. Many New Years are celebrated at different times in the year and there are in fact, other types of New Year. This age-appropriate, presentation looks at a range of new years around the globe and suggests that whatever New Year we are beginning or whenever we are beginning it, new years have some things in common. It’s usually seen as an opportunity to reflect on the previous year, a time to take stock and for many of us, a time to make decisions about the future. The presentation will look at a range of ideas/resolutions that pupils may wish to consider adopting for the new school year. This pack will save you hours of prep time. Simply download and go. It comprises of a 30 slide power-point presentation with detailed assembly notes, a music accompaniment and a prayer for the new school year. 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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Mars-The Bringer of War, Listening & Responding to Music

Mars-The Bringer of War, Listening & Responding to Music

A pair of progressive, easy to follow music activities that can work well with pupils of all ages. These activities are ideal for developing a range of skills including listening, concentration, language, imagination, creativity and confidence. This pack includes detailed step by step delivery instructions, a recording of ‘Mars-the Bringer of War, numerous examples of children’s responses, a selection of additional information to choose from, a video clip link to a performance, a range of discussion topics and a variety of cross-curricular links. These resources will support your delivery of the National Curriculum for Music.
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Valentine's Day Assembly for Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 - February 14th 2018.

Valentine's Day Assembly for Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 - February 14th 2018.

Love is in the Air! - February 14th 2018 - Valentine’s Day Assembly This assembly is suitable for pupils in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. Many of us will be celebrating St Valentine’s Day with cards, meals, chocolates, and gifts. The total spend across the UK is around 980 million pounds. Big business - But what is the story behind this romantic day and who is this Saint? The history of Saint Valentine’s Day is shrouded in mystery. This age-appropriate, thought-provoking assembly looks at the Valentine legends, historic traditions, and customs and lists some amazing Valentine’s trivia. Does love, really make the world go round? This pack will save you hours of prep time. It comprises of a 36-slide power-point presentation with detailed notes, a movie clip, music accompaniment and a Valentine’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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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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Pùbù  瀑布 (Waterfall)- Chinese Percussion Performance Piece -Upper KS 2 & KS 3

Pùbù 瀑布 (Waterfall)- Chinese Percussion Performance Piece -Upper KS 2 & KS 3

**** Glockenspiel Performance Piece - Pùbù 瀑布 (Waterfall)** ** Upper KS2 and KS3 The aim is to perform a delicate, rhythmic piece called Pùbù using mainly glockenspiels. This resource will support your delivery of the National Curriculum for Music. Simple to put together but extremely effective, it can be completed in one or two lessons. You do not have to have a musical background to deliver this. It can be delivered to a small group of only six pupils, or as many as you have. The musical activities in this pack focus on Listening and Playing (National Curriculum for Music 2013) however the activities aid the development of a range of wider skills including focus, team-work, and performance. Pùbù is a simple, six-part melodic Chinese-style composition for glockenspiels, triangles, cymbals and woodblocks and/or claves. It is easy to put together and extremely effective. Children also learn a little history of Chinese music, about the percussion family, tuned and untuned instruments, graphic score, scales, tempo and the sharp sign #. Timing is of the essence. Performing Pùbù requires concentration, the ability to listen to others and play the correct notes at the correct time. This pack includes detailed, easy to follow, step by step instructions on how to build and prepare Pùbù, and a power point diagram depicting all parts together using a simple lettered score and graphic score. Performance tips and advice are contained throughout the lesson plans.
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Mambo! -(Hello!) African performance piece for ks2 &ks3 using untuned percussion and voices

Mambo! -(Hello!) African performance piece for ks2 &ks3 using untuned percussion and voices

African Performance Piece - Mambo! (Hello!) - Key stages 2 & 3 The aim is to perform an, African-style piece called ‘Mambo!, a Swahili greeting commonly used by young people in East African countries, using a small range of untuned percussion instruments and voices. This resource will support your delivery of the National Curriculum for Music. You do not have to have a musical background to deliver this. It can be delivered to a small group of seven pupils, or as many as you have. The musical activities in this pack focus on Listening and Playing (National Curriculum for Music 2013) however the activities aid the development of a range of wider skills including focus, team-work, and performance. Pupils learn about African music, the percussion family of instruments and graphic notation. Mambo is an African greeting. This light-hearted composition uses a small range of percussion instruments that can be found in most schools; drums and/or tambours, you do not need to have African drums, any drums will do, woodblocks and/or claves, tambourines and maracas. Timing is of the essence. Performing ‘Mambo!’ requires concentration, the ability to listen to others and play at the correct time. This pack includes detailed, easy to follow, step by step instructions on how to build and prepare ‘Mambo!’ and a power-point diagram depicting all parts together using graphic score.
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Mother's Day Assembly - 11th March 2018 -  Suitable for Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 pupils.

Mother's Day Assembly - 11th March 2018 - Suitable for Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 pupils.

Many of us will be celebrating Mother’s Day by giving cards and gifts. The total spend across the UK is around £1.4 billion; big business. But what is the story behind this special day and why is it that so many of our mums mysteriously have so much in common? This age-appropriate, light-hearted presentation looks at the history of Mothering Sunday and identifies popular ‘mum phrases’. It will have your pupils giggling as they recognise that, ‘my mum says that!’ This pack will save you hours of prep time. It comprises of a 31-slide power-point presentation with detailed presentation notes, a music accompaniment and a prayer for mothers. 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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Native American Performance Piece Tatanka-Music Counts!

Native American Performance Piece Tatanka-Music Counts!

This piece works particularly well with Key Stage 2 children. These musical activities will teach children to listen very carefully, perform with percussion instruments and voices and play on specific beats which will culminate in a performance of a Native American-style piece called Tatanka. The piece is quite simple to put together but is extremely effective. You only need a small number of percussion instruments; drums and/or tambours, maracas, claves and guiros. This pack includes detailed, step by step instructions on how to build and prepare Tatanka and a power point diagram depicting all parts together using a graphic score.
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A Steady Beat - Music Counts!

A Steady Beat - Music Counts!

A set of four progressive easy to follow music lessons that work particularly well with Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2 children. These fun activities teach children to listen carefully and develop an ability to keep a constant, steady beat. This pack includes four step by step lesson plans with numerous examples to try, a question and answer plenary that is also presented as a power point.
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The Great British Weather Assembly

The Great British Weather Assembly

This assembly is suitable for children in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. The purpose of the presentation is to gain a greater understanding about The Great British Weather and learn some interesting and amusing facts and trivia. 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. • It comprises of a 30 slide, power point presentation, with accompanying detailed notes and music accompaniment.
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