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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 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.
The Arctic- four  music lessons -Reception and KS1
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The Arctic- four music lessons -Reception and KS1

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The Arctic Reception and KS1 A set of four progressive, easy-to-follow music lessons based around the Arctic theme. Simple to put together and extremely effective. You do not have to have a musical background to deliver this unit. It can be delivered to only two pupils, or as many as you have. The musical activities in this pack focus on Listening and Singing-chanting, (National Curriculum for Music 2013) however the activities aid the development of a range of wider skills including focus, team-work, and performance. This unit requires very few resources; a metronome and access to an online metronome. Children learn about the metronome, they practise recognising words often used in music; slow, slower, fast and faster. They follow simple instructions in time to a beat and repeat simple phrases based around the Arctic theme. This culminates in a in a two-part chanting performance. Timing is of the essence. Working through this unit requires concentration, the ability to listen to others and chant in time to the beat. This pack includes four, detailed, easy to follow lessons with step by step instructions and a power point diagram depicting a version of a final piece. Performance tips and advice are contained throughout the lesson plans. There are numerous examples to try, and a variety of extension possibilities.
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.
Human Rights Day Assembly-10th December 2018-Key Stages 4 and 5
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Human Rights Day Assembly-10th December 2018-Key Stages 4 and 5

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Human Right Day Assembly - 10th December 2018 *Born Fee & Equal in Dignity and Rights This assembly is suitable for pupils in Key Stages 4 and 5. * Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world, from birth until death. They apply regardless of where you are from, what you believe or how you choose to live your life. These basic rights are based on shared values like dignity, fairness, equality, respect and independence. Do these values ever go out of fashion? With thought-provoking, informative facts, images and sound, this assembly aims to raise awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and asks students to consider its relevance in today’s society. Comprising of a 40-slide power-point presentation, detailed notes, a music accompaniment and a prayer for human rights, 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 Human Rights Day activities
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 Interfaith Harmony Week Assembly-  February 1st 2019  Key Stages 3, 4 and 5
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World Interfaith Harmony Week Assembly- February 1st 2019 Key Stages 3, 4 and 5

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World Interfaith Harmony Week February 1st 2019 Key Stages 3, 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
Identifying Percussion Instruments - Four Lessons-Reception & KS1
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Identifying Percussion Instruments - Four Lessons-Reception & KS1

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Identifying Instruments Reception and KS1 A set of four progressive, easy-to-follow music lessons focusing on being able to identify the sounds of a range of percussion instruments. Simple to deliver and fun to learn. You do not have to have a musical background to deliver this unit. It can be delivered to a small group of 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, memory recall, and performance. This unit requires a small selection of musical resources that can be found in most schools. The resources are not prescriptive, simply use what you have. Children are given opportunities to listen to and play instruments. They have to listen very carefully and will progress to identifying individual sounds. This pack includes four, detailed, easy to follow lessons with step by step instructions, numerous examples, advice and delivery tips. An accompanying power point presentation supports each lesson and also includes an end of unit revision quiz.
International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust Assembly-Jan-KS4 & 5
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International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust Assembly-Jan-KS4 & 5

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International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust January 27th 2019 This assembly is suitable for pupils 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
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.
Two African Performance Pieces for KS 2 & 3
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Two African Performance Pieces for KS 2 & 3

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These resources will support your delivery of the National Curriculum for Music. Dhoruba – (Storm) Upper key stage 2 key stage 3 Mambo! - (Hello!) Key stages 2 & 3 You do not have to have a musical background to deliver them. They can be delivered to small group of pupils, or as many as you have. The musical activities in this bundle 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. Dhoruba is African for storm. This 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, maracas and cymbals. 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. Performing these pieces require concentration, the ability to listen to others and play at the correct time. This bundle includes detailed, easy to follow, step by step instructions on how to build and prepare the pieces and power point diagrams depicting all parts together using graphic score.
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
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.
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Assembly - 2nd December - KS 4 and 5
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International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Assembly - 2nd December - KS 4 and 5

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**International Day for the Abolition of Slavery ** 2nd December 2018 This assembly is suitable for pupils 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. 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
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.
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.