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Playing a Glockenspiel  Unit 1 - Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2
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Playing a Glockenspiel Unit 1 - Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2

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Playing a Glockenspiel Unit 1 (Revised and Updated) (10 Music Lessons) Suitable for pupils in Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2. This unit of work comprising of ten detailed, easy to follow music lessons teaches pupils how to play the glockenspiel correctly, how to read and play simple tunes and songs using lettered score. Students also learn about the percussion family, tuned and untuned instruments and a range of musical terms and signs. It can be delivered to just one pupil or, as many as you have. These resources will support your delivery of the National Curriculum for Music. The musical activities in this pack focus on Listening and Playing (National Curriculum for Music 2013). In addition the activities aid the development of a range of wider skills including focus, team-work, performing, coordination and confidence. You do not have to have a musical background to teach it. This resource includes; • Ten detailed lesson plans with numerous exercises to practise • A Power Point presentation of the exercises, and songs • A PowerPoint plenary quiz • Numerous hints, tips and advice to support your pupils in making progress • A set of printable lettered scores • An MP3 file recording of each exercise and song, for your support. If you enjoyed this resource go check out my shop for more music lessons and performance pieces from Newtonlab! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Newtonlab Terms of Use -These resources may not be shared with third parties or used commercially.
The Arctic Unit - Four Music Lessons -Reception and KS1
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The Arctic Unit - Four Music Lessons -Reception and KS1

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**The Arctic One Unit of Four Music Lessons. Suitable for Reception and KS1 pupils.** A set of four progressive, easy-to-follow, fun music lessons based around The Arctic theme. Simple to put together and extremely effective. It can be delivered to only two pupils, or as many as you have. You do not have to have a musical background to deliver this unit. This unit requires very few resources; a metronome and access to an online metronome. Pupils learn about the metronome, they practise recognising words often used in music; pulse, slow, slower, fast and faster. They follow simple instructions in time to a steady pulse and repeat simple phrases all based around The Arctic. This culminates in a in a two-part chanting performance. The musical activities in this pack focus on Listening and Singing-chanting, (National Curriculum for Music 2013). In addition the activities aid the development of a range of wider skills including focus, team-work, and performance. This pack includes four, detailed, easy to follow lessons with step by step instructions and colourful pictures presented through powerpoint, to accompany them. Performance tips and advice are contained throughout the lesson plans. There are numerous examples to try, and a variety of extension possibilities. If you enjoyed this resource, go check out my shop for more music lessons from Newtonlab! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Newtonlab
Epiphany Assembly - January 6th - Key Stages 3, 4 and 5
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Epiphany Assembly - January 6th - Key Stages 3, 4 and 5

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Epiphany Assembly January 6th Suitable for students in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. You may have heard of the term, twelfth night. It’s traditionally a time when families 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 this often forgotten festival. As the frenzied hustle and bustle of Christmas is winding down and a new year emerges, this is a good time to take stock and consider our own personal journeys. Comprising of a 25-slide power-point presentation, detailed notes, a music accompaniment and an Epiphany prayer, this informative assembly will save you hours of preparation 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.
Pancakes and Ash!- Assembly - February 2020 -Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.
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Pancakes and Ash!- Assembly - February 2020 -Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.

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Pancakes and Ash! The history, traditions and beliefs surrounding Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and Lent. 25th February 2020 This assembly is suitable for students in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. On Tuesday the 25th February, millions of people around the world will be tucking into pancakes as part of their breakfast, lunch, dinner or supper. This indulgence is often followed by a period of self-sacrifice. Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, ‘no thanks, I’ve given up chocolate for Lent.’ Why do so many of us partake in these annual rituals and why, at this time of year? As with many European Christian traditions, Pancake Day, started life as a Pagan celebration. This age-appropriate assembly, looks at the history, traditions and beliefs surrounding Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and Lent and suggests that no matter what your personal beliefs, Lent can be a season for us all; an ideal opportunity to reflect, re-define, and re-shape ourselves and our future. This pack will save you hours of preparation time. It comprises of a 29-slide power-point presentation with a detailed script, music accompaniment and a prayer for Lent. 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.
Happy New School Year  Assembly -  Key Stages 3, 4 and 5
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Happy New School Year Assembly - Key Stages 3, 4 and 5

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**Happy New School Year! ** August/September This assembly is suitable for students 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 and there are other types of New Year. This age-appropriate presentation looks at when different New Years take place and suggests that whenever or whatever New Year we are embracing, they all have some things in common; New Years are seen as an opportunity to reflect on the previous year, to think carefully and make some decisions about the future. It looks at a range of ideas/resolutions that students may wish to consider adopting for the new school year. A new school year gives us all an opportunity to have a new beginning; a chance to start again. Comprising of a 29-slide power-point presentation, detailed notes, music accompaniment and a prayer for the new school year, this informative assembly will save you hours of preparation time, simply download and go. If you enjoyed this resource, go check out my shop for more assemblies from Newtonlab! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Newtonlab
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Assembly - 2nd December - Key Stages 4 and 5
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International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Assembly - 2nd December - Key Stages 4 and 5

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**International Day for the Abolition of Slavery ** 2nd December This assembly is suitable for students in Key Stages 4 and 5. Slavery is not a part of the past. Slavery is around us in the present, but most people don’t even realise it. More than 40 million people around the world are victims of contemporary slavery, more than at any other time in history. With thought-provoking facts, images and sound, this assembly aims to raise awareness of the atrocities of modern-day slavery and challenges our generation to finish the job started more than a century ago, by liberating those still in bondage. Comprising of a 28-slide power-point presentation, detailed notes, a music accompaniment and an anti-slavery prayer, this assembly will deliver powerful messages and 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 abolition of slavery activities.
International Day of Happiness Assembly -20th March -Key Stages 3, 4 and 5
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International Day of Happiness Assembly -20th March -Key Stages 3, 4 and 5

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International Day of Happiness Happier Together 20th March 2020 This assembly is suitable for students in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. A change in attitudes is underway all over the world. People are now recognising that progress should be about increasing human happiness and wellbeing, not just growing the economy. In 2011, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution which recognised happiness as a ‘fundamental human goal.’ But how do we define happiness? Is it something we are born with or is it something we can learn? People have agonized over these questions for centuries. A big part of how happy we are depends on our mind-set, the habits we practise, and the way we live each day. By learning the key ingredients of happiness, we can use them to become happier. This age-appropriate, thought-provoking assembly takes a look at the current science around happiness and ask students to consider their own attitudes to it. Learning how to live a happy life is about learning how we work. It is up to us to take control of our own being. This pack will save you hours of preparation time. It comprises of a 31-slide power-point presentation with a detailed script, music accompaniment and a prayer for happiness. The presentation can be used in a number of ways; • for a school assembly/presentation • as a loop on the school’s visual display system • as part of a lesson.
Happy New School Year Assembly - Key Stage 2
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Happy New School Year Assembly - Key Stage 2

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**Happy New School Year! ** August/September This assembly is suitable for pupils in Key Stage 2. 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 and there are other types of New Year. This age-appropriate, colourful presentation looks at when different New Years take place and suggests that whenever or whatever New Year we are embracing, they all have some things in common; New Years are seen as an opportunity to reflect on the previous year, to think carefully and make some decisions about the future. A new school year gives us all an opportunity to have a new beginning; a chance to start again. Comprising of a 27-slide power-point presentation, detailed notes, music accompaniment and a prayer for the new school year, this informative assembly will save you hours of preparation time, simply download and go. If you enjoyed this resource, go check out my shop for more assemblies from Newtonlab! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Newtonlab
World Interfaith Harmony Week Assembly-  February 1st to 7th - Key Stages 4 and 5
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World Interfaith Harmony Week Assembly- February 1st to 7th - Key Stages 4 and 5

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**World Interfaith Harmony Week February 1st to 7th Suitable for students in Key Stages 4 and 5. World Interfaith Harmony Week is celebrated annually during the first week of February. It seeks to spread the message of harmony and tolerance among the followers of the three monotheistic faiths; Christianity, Islam and Judaism, and all the world’s religions. Why is interfaith work important? Why should we bother trying to understand the religious and spiritual viewpoints of others? Is it worth the struggle to find common ground when everyone else seems to cling to the idea that they possess the one truth about the nature of the Divine? This age-appropriate, thought-provoking assembly asks students to consider exploring what they don’t know and hopefully arrive at a new understanding of the other. Comprising of a 17-slide power-point presentation, detailed notes, and a prayer for interfaith harmony, this informative assembly will save you hours of preparation time, simply download and go. The presentation can be used in a number of ways; • for a school assembly • as part of a lesson • as an introduction to interfaith harmony activities.
International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
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International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

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International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust **January 27th ** This assembly is suitable for students in Key Stages 4 and 5. The Holocaust is one of the most terrible, shameful, appalling events in human history. It took place in Europe between 1933 and 1945 and was organised by the German Nazi party, led by Adolf Hitler. Although the exact figures are unknown, it is estimated that 17 million people were murdered. Why is it important we remember such horror and what lessons can be learnt from these historic atrocities? With heart-breaking facts and bleak images, this assembly aims to raise awareness of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, and asks students to consider its relevance in today’s society. Comprising of a 30-slide power-point presentation, detailed notes, and a prayer for holocaust victims, this assembly will deliver powerful messages and save you hours of preparation time, simply download and go. The presentation can be used in a number of ways; • for a school assembly • as part of a lesson • an introduction to Holocaust Commemoration activities****
Native American Performance Piece - Tatanka (Buffalo) - KS2
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Native American Performance Piece - Tatanka (Buffalo) - KS2

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**Native American Performance Piece - Tatanka – (Buffalo) ** Key Stage 2 The aim is to perform a powerful, rhythmic, Native American-style piece called ‘Tatanka’, 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 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. Pupils learn about Native American, music, the percussion family of instruments and graphic notation. ‘Tatanka’ is Native American for buffalo. This composition uses voices and a small range of percussion instruments that can be found in most schools; drums and/or tambours, woodblocks and/or claves, guiros and maracas. Timing is of the essence. Performing ‘Tatanka’ 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 ‘Tatanka’ and a power point diagram depicting all parts together using graphic score.
Playing a Glockenspiel Unit 2 - Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2
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Playing a Glockenspiel Unit 2 - Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2

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Playing a Glockenspiel - Unit 2 (10 Music Lessons) Suitable for pupils in Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2. Comprising of ten detailed, easy to follow music lessons; this unit builds on the skills learned in Unit 1. It reinforces how pupils play glockenspiels correctly, how to read, play and perform using lettered score. This unit teaches pupils a wider range of songs and introduces two-part harmony. Pupils also learn to use a wider range of musical terms and signs. It can be delivered to a small group of two, or as many pupils as you have. You do not have to have a musical background to teach it. These resources will support your delivery of the National Curriculum for Music. This unit focuses on Listening and Playing (National Curriculum for Music 2013). In addition, the activities also aid development of a range of wider skills including focus, team-work, performing, coordination and confidence. This resource includes; • Ten detailed lesson plans with numerous exercises to practise • A PowerPoint presentation of the lettered scores and song words • Numerous hints, tips and advice to support your pupils in making progress • A set of printable lettered scores and song words • An MP3 file recording of each song, for your support. If you enjoyed this resource go check out my shop for more music lessons and performance pieces from Newtonlab! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Newtonlab Terms of Use -These resources may not be shared with third parties or used commercially.
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 Musical Activities Suitable for pupils in Reception and Key Stage 1.** Seven musical activities 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. To deliver all activities you a small range of percussion instruments is required 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 resource will support your delivery of the National Curriculum for Music. The musical activities in this pack focus on Listening, Improvising and Playing (National Curriculum for Music 2013). In addition the activities aid the development of a range of wider skills including focus, team-work, creativity and performance. They can be delivered to a small group of pupils, or as many as you have. You do not have to have a musical background to deliver them. 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. A PowerPoint presentation with 40 beautiful images of flowers and plants. There is also a list of music, inspired by flowers you might like to listen to while working through the topic. If you enjoyed this resource go check out my shop for more music activities from Newtonlab! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Newtonlab
Advent Assembly - 1st December 2019 - Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.
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Advent Assembly - 1st December 2019 - Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.

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Advent Assembly December 1st 2019 This assembly is suitable for students 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 part of a lesson • as a loop on the school’s visual display system
Valentine's Day Assembly - February 14th - Key Stages 3, 4 and 5
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Valentine's Day Assembly - February 14th - Key Stages 3, 4 and 5

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Valentine’s Day Assembly * Love is in the Air! * This assembly is suitable for students 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 over £1bn; 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, light-hearted assembly looks at the Valentine legends, historic traditions and customs and lists some interesting Valentine’s Day facts. Traditions around the world may vary, but the feelings they’re inspired by, is universal. This pack will save you hours of preparation time. It comprises of a 35-slide power-point presentation with detailed notes, 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.
World Bee Day Assembly - 20th May 2019 - Key Stage 2
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World Bee Day Assembly - 20th May 2019 - Key Stage 2

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World Bee Day Assembly 20th May 2019 Key Stage 2 Pollinators are animals and insects that carry pollen from one plant to another. They are responsible for much of our food and flowers, and scientists believe that humans would die without plenty of pollinators on Earth. Many say the most important pollinators for our planet are bees. The 20th of May is World Bee Day. The purpose of this special day is to acknowledge the role of bees and other pollinators. This age-appropriate, fact-filled, colourful presentation, outlines the importance of bees in our world, lists a number of bee facts and asks us to consider what we can all do to help the bees. This pack will save you hours of preparation time. It comprises of a 30-slide power-point presentation with a detailed script, music accompaniment and a 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 • as an introduction to World Bee Day projects/activities.
World Oceans Day Assembly - 8th June 2020 - Key Stages 3, 4 and 5
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World Oceans Day Assembly - 8th June 2020 - Key Stages 3, 4 and 5

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World Oceans Day Assembly Together We Can Protect Our Home June 8th 2020 Suitable for students in key stages 3, 4 and 5. Oceans are the lifeblood of planet Earth and humankind. No matter how far from the shore that you live, oceans still affect your life and the lives of your families and friends and classmates. With every breath we take, every drop we drink, we’re all connected to the ocean. A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. Annually, World Oceans Day provides a unique opportunity to honour, help protect, and conserve our world’s shared ocean. This age-appropriate, thought-provoking assembly aims to raise awareness of the importance of our oceans for all life-forms on planet Earth and asks students to consider what, if anything we can do to support and help. Comprising of a 31-slide power-point presentation, detailed notes, musical accompaniment and a prayer for oceans, this informative, fact-filled assembly will save you hours of preparation time, simply download and go. If you enjoyed this resource, go check out my shop for more assemblies from Newtonlab! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Newtonlab
Playing Chords with Glockenspiels Unit 1 - Key Stages 1 and 2
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Playing Chords with Glockenspiels Unit 1 - Key Stages 1 and 2

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**Playing Chords with Glockenspiels ** Unit 1 Key Stages 1 & 2 This unit teaches children to play glockenspiels and/or chime bars correctly and play the chords of C, G and F. Children then learn how to accompany a variety of recorded songs. It can be delivered to a small group, or as many pupils as you have. Minimum resources are required; you only need glockenspiels and/or chime bars. You do not have to have a musical background to teach it. These resources will support your delivery of the National Curriculum for Music. This unit focuses on Listening and Playing (National Curriculum for Music 2013). The activities also aid development of a range of wider skills including focus, team-work, performing and coordination. Pupils learn about the percussion family, glockenspiels and chime bars, and are introduced to the musical terms accompany, chord, folk-song, gospel-song, lullaby and tempo. Playing Chords with Glockenspiels Unit 1 includes; • eight detailed lesson plans with numerous exercises to practise (depending on the age and ability of your pupils, this may take longer) • a power point presentation displaying the lettered scores and recorded music tracks • numerous hints, tips and advice to support your pupils in making progress, performing and evaluating their work • a set of lettered scores • a set of words to accompany each song.
Mother's Day Assembly - 22nd March 2020 - Key Stages 3, 4 and 5
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Mother's Day Assembly - 22nd March 2020 - Key Stages 3, 4 and 5

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Mother’s Day Assembly Dedicated to Mothers 22nd March 2020 This assembly is suitable for students in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. Many of us will be celebrating Mother’s Day by giving cards and gifts. The total spend across the UK is around £1.6 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 students giggling as they recognise that, ‘my mum says that!’ This pack will save you hours of preparation time. It comprises of a 32-slide power-point presentation with a detailed script, 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.
Preparing to Sing-Fun Vocal Warm-Ups - Key Stages 1 and 2
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Preparing to Sing-Fun Vocal Warm-Ups - Key Stages 1 and 2

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**Preparing to Sing-Fun Vocal Warm-Ups Suitable for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 pupils. A set of warm-up vocal exercises for young voices** Think of warming up as exercising for your voice. What happens to your voice when you warm up is actually similar to what happens to athletes’ muscles when they stretch and exercise. Warming up loosens those muscles, helps to remove excess mucous and reduces the risk of injury. Regular vocal warm-ups also keep your voice in shape. Just as with other muscles in your body, you need to develop your singing muscles to work efficiently and as they become stronger, your voice will too. Introducing a warm-up routine before you sing will improve the sound quality of your performance. You do not have to have a musical background to deliver these activities. This resource is in two sections. Part one should always be worked through before singing and part two includes a varied selection of ten exercises to choose from when preparing your pupils to sing. If you enjoyed this resource, go check out my shop for more music lesson from Newtonlab! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Newtonlab