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Newtonlab has been created to support teachers across a number of areas within education. Simply download and go!
Playing a Glockenspiel - Unit 1 - Music Counts!
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Playing a Glockenspiel - Unit 1 - Music Counts!

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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.
Anti-Bullying Week Assembly - 12th to 16th November 2018 Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.
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Anti-Bullying Week Assembly - 12th to 16th November 2018 Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.

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Anti-bullying Week - 12th to 16th November 2018 Choose Respect This assembly is suitable for pupils in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. This is a time to shine a spotlight on bullying and encourage all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying and to choose respect. 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. Comprising of a 38-slide power-point presentation, with detailed notes, a music accompaniment and an anti-bullying prayer, 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.
World Kindness Day Assembly-13th November 2018-Key Stages 1 & 2
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World Kindness Day Assembly-13th November 2018-Key Stages 1 & 2

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World Kindness Day - 13th November 2018 This assembly is suitable for pupils in Key Stages 1 and 2. The mission of the World Kindness Movement and World Kindness Day is to create a kinder world by inspiring individuals and nations towards greater kindness. It’s time to shine a spotlight on this often overlooked word and encourage everyone to consider the importance of kindness and how we can all become kinder people. With colourful images and powerful messages, this age-appropriate, thought-provoking assembly, raises awareness of kindness and how it impacts lives. It asks us to look within ourselves, open our eyes, connect with our senses and do something kind. Comprising of a 32-slide power point presentation, with detailed notes, a music accompaniment and a prayer for kindness, 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.
Anti-Bullying Week Assembly - 12th to 16th November 2018 - Key Stages 1 and 2
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Anti-Bullying Week Assembly - 12th to 16th November 2018 - Key Stages 1 and 2

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Anti-Bullying Week 12th to 16th November 2018 Choose Respect This assembly is suitable for pupils in Key Stages 1 and 2. This is a time to shine a spotlight on bullying and encourage all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying and to choose respect. 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! Comprising of a 26-slide power-point presentation full of thought provoking facts and images, with detailed notes and an anti-bullying prayer, 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.
Advent Assembly - December 2018 - Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.
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Advent Assembly - December 2018 - Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.

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**Advent Assembly- 2nd December 2018 ** This assembly is suitable for pupils in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. We’re approaching that time of year. And for many of us it begins by opening door number 1. With great anticipation we work our way towards a very special day. What’s behind each door? Chocolate? A beautiful picture? Sweets? As so many of us eagerly partake in this annual ritual have you ever wondered why we have Advent Calendars and what Advent is all about? As the frenzied hustle and bustle whirls around us, perhaps we could all use an extra dose of spiritual peace and joy this Advent season. With colourful images and powerful messages, 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. Comprising of a 28-slide power point presentation, with detailed notes, a music accompaniment and an Advent prayer, 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.
Simple Glockenspiel or Xylophone Performance Piece-Follow Me-KS1 and Lower KS2 pupils
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Simple Glockenspiel or Xylophone Performance Piece-Follow Me-KS1 and Lower KS2 pupils

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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.
Christmas Bells-Percussion Performance Piece - Key Stage 2
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Christmas Bells-Percussion Performance Piece - Key Stage 2

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Christmas Bells - Percussion Performance Piece Key Stage 2 The aim is to perform a simple, fun, festive, four-part, melodic composition called ‘Christmas Bells’, using bells, triangles, glockenspiels and/or chime bars; a perfect seasonal piece. 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 as few as four 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, confidence and performance. Children learn the definition of percussion family, tuned and untuned percussion instruments, tempo and graphic notation. Timing is of the essence. Performing ‘Christmas Bells’ 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 ‘Christmas Bells’ and a power point diagram depicting the parts together using a simple lettered score and graphic score. Performance tips and advice is contained throughout the lesson plans.
World Kindness Day Assembly-13th November 2018-Key Stages 3, 4 & 5
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World Kindness Day Assembly-13th November 2018-Key Stages 3, 4 & 5

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World Kindness Day - 13th November 2018 This assembly is suitable for pupils in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. The mission of the World Kindness Movement and World Kindness Day is to create a kinder world by inspiring individuals and nations towards greater kindness. It’s time to shine a spotlight on this often overlooked word and encourage everyone to consider the importance of kindness and how we can all become kinder people. With colourful images and powerful messages, this age-appropriate, thought-provoking assembly, raises awareness of kindness and how it impacts lives. It asks us to look within ourselves, open our eyes, connect with our senses and do something kind. Comprising of a 31-slide power point presentation, with detailed notes, a music accompaniment and a prayer for kindness, 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.
International Day of Peace Assembly-September 2018-KS3, 4 & 5
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International Day of Peace Assembly-September 2018-KS3, 4 & 5

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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.
Identifying Instruments and Families Quiz - Key Stages 3 and 4
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Identifying Instruments and Families Quiz - Key Stages 3 and 4

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Instruments and Families Quiz Key Stages 3 and 4 Do you know what a pan flute looks like? Do you know what family of instruments it belongs to? How secure are your pupils with their knowledge of instruments and families? This fun but challenging picture quiz, presented through power-point, shows 30 instruments. Students are required to specifically identify the instrument and the family that it belongs to. These resources will support your delivery of the National Curriculum for Music and the GCSE Music syllabus. This activity will reinforce the names of a range of instruments families. The pack includes a power-point quiz with 30 instruments to identify and accompanying answers, a worksheet for students and an answer sheet for teachers.
Roald Dahl Day Assembly-13th September 2018-KS3, 4, & 5
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Roald Dahl Day Assembly-13th September 2018-KS3, 4, & 5

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**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.
Guy Fawkes & Bonfire Night Assembly - 5th November 2018 - KS 1 & 2
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Guy Fawkes & Bonfire Night Assembly - 5th November 2018 - KS 1 & 2

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Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night Assembly -5th November 2018 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 5th of November traditions. It also reminds children how to stay safe at this time of year. Comprising of a 14-slide power-point presentation, detailed notes, and a bonfire night prayer, 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.
World Space Week Assembly 4th - 10th October 2018-Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.
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World Space Week Assembly 4th - 10th October 2018-Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.

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World Space Week Assembly “Space Unites the World” 4th - 10th October 2018 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. Comprising of a 31-slide power-point presentation, detailed notes, a music accompaniment and a traveller’s prayer, 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 World Space Week activities
Halloween Assembly- October 31st 2018 - Key Stages 3, 4 and 5
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Halloween Assembly- October 31st 2018 - Key Stages 3, 4 and 5

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Halloween Assembly October 31st 2018 This assembly is suitable for children in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. 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. Comprising of a 24-slide power-point presentation full of wonderful images, detailed notes, a music accompaniment and a prayer for Halloween, 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.
British Food Fortnight Assembly September/October 2018-Key Stages 3, 4 & 5
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British Food Fortnight Assembly September/October 2018-Key Stages 3, 4 & 5

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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
Harvest Festival Assembly-September 2018-KS1  & 2
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Harvest Festival Assembly-September 2018-KS1 & 2

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The purpose of this assembly 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 takes place around the world. The presentation is supported with beautiful, colourful images. Comprising of a 22-slide power-point presentation, detailed notes, a music accompaniment and a harvest prayer, 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 • on your school’s visual display system • as part of a lesson.
Tà jiǎo shí    踏脚石 (Stepping Stones)-Chinese Glockenspiel Performance Piece-KS 1 & 2
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Tà jiǎo shí 踏脚石 (Stepping Stones)-Chinese Glockenspiel Performance Piece-KS 1 & 2

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

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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.
Plants, Flowers and Growing - Musical Activities - Reception and Key Stage 1
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Plants, Flowers and Growing - Musical Activities - Reception and Key Stage 1

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Plants, Flowers & Growing Reception and Key Stage 1 These seven musical activities are all linked to themes and topics around plants, flowers and growing. In addition to your work around the theme, they can be used as stand-alone activities, lesson starters or brain breaks. This resource will support your delivery of the National Curriculum for Music. You do not have to have a musical background to deliver them. They can be delivered to a small group of pupils, or as many as you have. The musical activities in this pack focus on Listening, Improvising and Playing (National Curriculum for Music 2013) however the activities aid the development of a range of wider skills including focus, team-work, creativity and performance. To deliver all activities you require a small range of percussion instruments but these are not prescriptive; tambourines and/or rain sticks and/or bells, tambours, woodblock and beater and/or claves and/or castanets, drums. Simply use what you have. This pack includes seven simple, easy to follow, 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.
Mars-The Bringer of War, Listening & Responding to Music
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Mars-The Bringer of War, Listening & Responding to Music

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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.