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My store, Newtonlab specializes in music lesson resources and school assemblies / presentations. And, in case you’re wondering, I named my store Newtonlab because I had a black Labrador called Newton who would sit at my feet when I was working at home.

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My store, Newtonlab specializes in music lesson resources and school assemblies / presentations. And, in case you’re wondering, I named my store Newtonlab because I had a black Labrador called Newton who would sit at my feet when I was working at home.
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. These units are not mac-friendly. 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 why not move onto **Playing a Glockenspiel Units 2 and 3 or save 20% and buy the Three-Unit Bundle! Unit 2 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/playing-a-glockenspiel-unit-2-key-stage-1-and-lower-key-stage-2-12099446 Unit 3 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/playing-a-glockenspiel-unit-3-10-music-lessons-key-stage-1-and-lower-key-stage-2-12362876 Three-Unit Bundle https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/playing-a-glockenspiel-units-1-and-2-key-stage-1-and-lower-key-stage-2-12359636 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.
Musical Instruments and their Sounds - Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2
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Musical Instruments and their Sounds - Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2

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**Musical Instruments and their Sounds ** 1 Unit of 6 Music Lessons Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2 You do not have to have a musical background to deliver this. Simple to put together and extremely effective, this unit of work can be delivered to small and/or large groups. Comprising of 6 easy-to-follow, fun music lessons based around instrument sounds. In this listening-based unit pupils will; • Develop listening skills • Increase musical instrument knowledge • Recognise a range of twenty musical instruments by sight and sound This pack includes; • Clear and concise detailed lesson plans • Step-by-step instructions • Colourful printable worksheets with all answers included • Instrumental sounds presented as MP3 files • Colourful pictures and sounds presented through 171 PowerPoint slides 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 **Musical Skills ** Listening and Responding **Musical Instruments ** Bongo drums Castanets Church bell Cymbals Gong Hand bells Harp Kazoo Kettle drums Metal chimes Piano Ratchet Tambourine Triangle Trumpet Tuba Violin Woodblock Wooden chimes Xylophone Resource Guide In your pack you will find the following resources; • 6 detailed lesson plans • Set of worksheets (Purple Heading) • Musical Instrument Support Sheet (Yellow Heading) • PP presentation containing 171 slides • 3 folders containing MP3 recordings of instrumental sounds; Set A, B & C Terms of Use - These resources are solely for use in school. They may not be shared with third parties or used commercially.
Playing a Glockenspiel Units 1, 2 & 3-Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2
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Playing a Glockenspiel Units 1, 2 & 3-Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2

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Playing a Glockenspiel Units 1, 2 and 3 30 Music Lessons! These units are not mac-friendly. There are at least thirty music lessons in this unit but depending on the age an ability of your pupils, you may choose to deliver them in smaller chunks. 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 them. ** Unit 1 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. 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. Unit 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. 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. Unit 3 This unit of work reinforces how to play glockenspiels correctly, how to read, play and perform using lettered score. It teaches pupils a wider range of songs and introduces three-part harmony. Pupils also learn to use a wider range of musical terms and signs. 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. It can be delivered to a small group of three, or as many pupils as you have. 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
International Day For The Abolition of Slavery Assembly - Key Stages 4 and 5
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International Day For The Abolition of Slavery Assembly - Key Stages 4 and 5

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International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 2nd December Presentation / Assembly Key Stages 4 and 5 Save hours of preparation time, simply download and go! Slavery is not a part of the past. Slavery is around us in the present, but most people don’t even realise it. According to the International Labour Organisation, more than 40 million people around the world are victims of contemporary slavery, more than at any other time in history. (1) This age-appropriate assembly aims to; • Clarify what modern-day slavery is • Raise awareness around the facts and statistics surrounding slavery • Encourage students to think about how they might contribute to ending modern-day slavery Comprising of a; • 39-slide PowerPoint presentation • Detailed script • Music accompaniment • Relevant prayer This can be used as assembly and/or as an introduction to your Abolition of Slavery activities/project. Why not take a look at another of my Key Stage 4 and 5 assemblies - International Day of Peace / World Peace Day https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/international-day-of-peace-assembly-key-stages-4-and-5-12877682 Many of us only ever see war and conflict at the movies, or on the news. But war is real and has devastating consequences. People lose their belongings, their families, their lives and everything they know of. This drama that seems so far away, is the daily reality for people in conflict zones. Go check out my shop for more assemblies from Newtonlab! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Newtonlab As a practising teacher, I love to hear how much you and your students enjoyed this product. It’s also a great help for other teachers. These resources are solely for use in school. Purchasing this item grants you a Single User Licence for use by a single teacher. They may not be shared with third parties or used commercially. Copyright © Newtonlab 2023. All rights reserved.
Playing a Glockenspiel Unit 1 - Years 5 and 6
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Playing a Glockenspiel Unit 1 - Years 5 and 6

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Playing a Glockenspiel Unit 1 16 Music Lessons Suitable for pupils in Years 5 and 6 These units are not mac-friendly. You don’t have to have a musical background to teach your class how to play musical instruments! This unit of 16 practical music lessons, teaches pupils how to play and perform, using glockenspiels. Pupils learn; • How to play the glockenspiel correctly • How to read and play a variety of tunes and songs using a lettered score • How to perform in two, three and four parts • About the percussion family, tuned and untuned instruments and a range of musical terms and signs These resources will support your delivery of the Model Music Curriculum 2021. The musical activities in this pack focus on Listening and Performing. The activities also aid the development of a range of wider skills including focus, team-work, coordination and confidence. You do not need a musical background to deliver this unit. This unit includes; • Clear and concise detailed lesson plans with numerous exercises, tunes and songs to play • Opportunities to play in one, two, three and four-parts • PowerPoint presentations of the exercises and songs • Numerous hints, tips and advice to support your pupils in making progress • Differentiated parts and engagement suggestions • A set of printable lettered scores • MP3-file recordings of each exercise and song, for your support Resources Glockenspiels (If you are using a glockenspiel with two rows, we will be playing along the bottom row) Musical terms/words used- Ascending Beater Descending Folk song Folk tune Glockenspiel Gospel song Harmony Hymn Lettered score Melody Percussion family Repeat symbols Repetition Scale Tempo Ternary form Tuned Untuned Upbeat Volta brackets 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 belong to Newtonlab and may not be shared with third parties or used commercially.
What To Listen For In Music - Key Stage 3
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What To Listen For In Music - Key Stage 3

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Music Activities What to Listen For In Music Key Stage 3 Listening is a fundamental aspect of the music curriculum. Students need to acquire a music vocabulary so that they can talk about the features of music and discuss their responses to these features. This pack uses a range of materials of varying levels which encourage and support students in responding appropriately to the music they are listening to. Works with small groups of students, or as many as you have. Simply choose the music, print and go. Great for supply teachers too! No musical background is required. This resource includes; • A set of 12 printable musical term posters with their definitions, including dynamics, form, genre, harmony, instrumentation, melody, mood, rhythm, texture, tempo, timbre and tonality – great for classroom display • A matching set of 12 printable vocabulary posters for each musical term, designed to guide students and encourage discussion about what they listen for in music – great for classroom display • A set of 28 printable, generic listening exercise worksheets ranging in approach and levels of difficulty so that you can differentiate appropriately. Worksheets are in no particular order; you chose what is most suitable for your cohort In addition there is an easy guide for creating your own posters. If you enjoyed this resource, go check out my shop for more music lessons and activities from Newtonlab! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Newtonlab
International Day of Peace Assembly - Key Stages 4 and 5
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International Day of Peace Assembly - Key Stages 4 and 5

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International Day of Peace / World Peace Day Actions for Peace: Our ambition for the #GlobalGoals Presentation / Assembly Key Stages 4 and 5 Save hours of preparation time, simply download and go! Many of us only ever see war and conflict at the movies, or on the news. But war is real and has devastating consequences. People lose their belongings, their families, their lives and everything they know of. This drama that seems so far away, is the daily reality for people in conflict zones. Conflicts continue to tear societies apart. The average level of global peacefulness has deteriorated for 11 of the last 14 years. (Global Peace Index-2022) The International Day of Peace or World Peace Day is observed annually on the 21st of September; a special day seeking to promote peace among nations and peoples. This age-appropriate presentation aims to; • Foster greater understanding around the complexities of conflict and peace • Encourage students to think more deeply about their world and consider their place within it • Raise awareness of what people around the world have said about peace Comprising of a; • 40-slide PowerPoint presentation • Detailed script • Music accompaniment • Prayer for peace This can be used as an assembly and/or as an introduction to your World Peace Day activities. If you enjoyed this resource, go check out my shop for many more presentations and assemblies from Newtonlab! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/store/Newtonlab As a practising teacher, I love to hear how much you and your students enjoyed this product. It’s also a great help for other teachers. These resources are solely for use in school. Purchasing this item grants you a Single User License for use by a single teacher. They may not be shared with third parties or used commercially. Copyright © Newtonlab 2023. All rights reserved.
Tongue Twisters - Key Stages 1 and 2
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Tongue Twisters - Key Stages 1 and 2

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Tongue Twisters Key Stages 1 and 2 Click and Go! Good diction is NOT about changing your accent or making you ‘talk posh’. It is about clarity - making sure what you say is heard and comprehended correctly. The most commonly known and used diction exercises are tongue twisters. These 100 tongue twisters will develop children’s listening skills and improve alliteration, pronunciation, diction and vocal technique. As a music and performing arts teacher, I use tongue twisters as part of warm-up routines, however there are so many wider benefits to practising them, including; • Improving pronunciation • Improving accents by using alliteration. • Strengthening and stretching facial muscles • Reducing stuttering and other speech difficulties • Public speakers, an efficient way to warm up before giving a speech • Improving reading skills • Supporting people with lisps • Increasing vocabulary • Increasing fluency • Improving brain connectivity • Neurologists and linguists suggest that tongue twisters are a significant exercise in activating your brain’s performance • Having fun! Perfect for group work and/or one-to-one. This pack includes; • 100 tongues twisters presented through PowerPoint with age-appropriate pictures • A matching set presented as PDF • Tips and hints for teachers Go check out my shop for a wide range of music resources from Newtonlab. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Newtonlab love to hear how much you and your pupils enjoyed this product. It’s also a great help for other teachers. It would be much appreciated if you could leave a review. These resources are solely for use in school. Purchasing this item grants you a Single User Licence for use by a single teacher. They may not be shared with third parties or used commercially. Copyright © Newtonlab 2023. All rights reserved.
Native American Performance Pieces - Key Stage 2
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Native American Performance Pieces - Key Stage 2

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Two Native American Performance Pieces Tatanka – (Buffalo) and Wimaheliyaye – (Sunset) Key Stage 2 Two very different pieces; simple to put together and extremely effective, each original composition can be completed in two or three lessons. Tatanka Instruments - Drums and/or Tambours, Guiros, Maracas, Woodblocks and/or Claves Musicians - 5 or 5 groups Tatanka is Native American for Buffalo. Teach you pupils to perform an original, powerful, five-part, Native American-style composition using a small range of untuned percussion instruments and voices. Wimaheliyaye Instruments - Flute or an electric keyboard using the ‘Flute voice’ Musicians - 1 or 1 group Wimaheliyaye, is a Lakota word that means Sunset. Teach your pupils to perform an original, haunting Native American-style composition using an electric keyboard. Pupils learn a little history of Native American music, about the percussion family of instruments, graphic and lettered notation and a range of musical terms and signs. This resource 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) however the activities aid the development of a range of wider skills including focus, team-work, and performance. This pack includes; • Detailed step-by-step instructions • Information about percussion instruments and how to play them • A musical terms and signs glossary • Printable graphic, lettered and traditional music scores • Graphic, lettered and traditional music scores presented through PowerPoint • An MP3 file recording of Wimaheliyaye, for your support. • Extension ideas. 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 are solely for use in school. They may not be shared with third parties or used commercially.
Reception and Key Stage 1 Music Bundle - 3 Units of 17 lessons!
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Reception and Key Stage 1 Music Bundle - 3 Units of 17 lessons!

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Reception and Key Stage 1 Music Bundle Three Units of Seventeen Music Lessons! No musical background is needed to deliver these units. These creative and fun activities will get your pupils excited about music! Identifying Percussion Instruments Five, easy-to-follow, fun music lessons based around percussion instruments. Pupils learn to recognise a range of 12 percussion instruments by sight and sound. Castanets, Chime bar, Cymbal(s), Guiro, Maracas, Triangle, Bell, Cabasa, Claves, Drum, Tambourine and Woodblock. The instruments are not prescriptive, simply use whatever percussion instruments you have and follow the lesson plans. Controlling Sounds Six, easy-to-follow, practical music lessons based around exploring and creating sounds through play and responding to simple musical directions. Minimal resources required; a range of percussion instruments; simply use whatever instruments you have. Arctic-Themed Music Unit Support your pupils with learning about the Arctic in a fun, engaging and practical way. Simple to put together and extremely effective, children learn Arctic facts by rote, using the musical form, call and response. There are at least six music lessons in this unit but depending on the age and ability of your pupils, you may choose to deliver them in smaller chunks. These tried and tested music lessons do not require you to a have a musical background. Go check out my shop for a wide range of music units, lessons and activities from Newtonlab. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Newtonlab As a practising teacher, I love to hear how much you and your pupils enjoyed this product. It’s also a great help for other teachers. These resources are solely for use in school. Purchasing this item grants you a Single User Licence for use by a single teacher. They may not be shared with third parties or used commercially. Copyright © Newtonlab 2023. All rights reserved.
United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals - Presentation Slides - Key Stages 3 and 4
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United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals - Presentation Slides - Key Stages 3 and 4

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United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals PowerPoint Presentation Slides Key Stages 3 and 4 Save hours of preparation time, simply download and go! When the United Nations held a summit in 2015, world leaders came together and launched 17 new development goals. These goals, which are considered to be more far-reaching than the 8 Millennium Development Goals, will strive to eradicate poverty, promote sustainable development and fight inequality by the year 2030. This 25-slide PowerPoint presentation includes; • A brief background around the 17 goals including- The importance of sustainability, The reasons why the goals are important, What the scientists say, How the goals are monitored • The 17 Sustainable Development Goals This is a great way to; • Introduce projects and activities around sustainable development • Integrate global issues into your classroom • Initiate class discussions • Support your lessons • Deepen students’ understanding You may also be interested in the following Presentations for Key Stages 3 and 4. The United Nations A simple and clear introduction to the United Nations, presented in a question-and-answer format. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-united-nations-presentation-slides-key-stages-3-and-4-12857741 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights The original wording of the Declaration including the Preamble and all 30 Articles. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-universal-declaration-of-human-rights-presentation-slides-key-stages-3-and-4-12845036 Go check out my shop for more PowerPoint presentations and assemblies from Newtonlab! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Newtonlab As a practising teacher, I love to hear how much you and your students enjoyed this product. It’s also a great help for other teachers! These resources are solely for use in school. Purchasing this item grants you a Single User Licence for use by a single teacher. They may not be shared with third parties or used commercially. Copyright © Newtonlab 2022. All rights reserved.
The United Nations - Presentation Slides - Key Stages 3 and 4
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The United Nations - Presentation Slides - Key Stages 3 and 4

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**The United Nations Presentation Slides Key Stages 3 and 4 Save hours of preparation time, simply download and go! We often hear the words United Nations, or UN but what is it and what does it do? Introduce your students to the purpose, organisation, and governing bodies of the United Nations with this informative 26-slide PowerPoint presentation. A simple and clear introduction to the United Nations, presented in a question-and-answer format. This is a great way to; • Integrate global issues into your classroom • Initiate class discussions • Support your lessons • Deepen students’ understanding You may also be interested in the following Presentations for Key Stages 3 and 4. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights The original wording of the Declaration including the Preamble and all 30 Articles. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-universal-declaration-of-human-rights-presentation-slides-key-stages-3-and-4-12845036 United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals A brief background around the goals and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/united-nation-s-17-sustainable-development-goals-presentation-slides-key-stages-3-and-4-12858817 Go check out my shop for more PowerPoint presentations and assemblies from Newtonlab! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Newtonlab As a practising teacher, I love to hear how much you and your students enjoyed this product. It’s also a great help for other teachers! These resources are solely for use in school. Purchasing this item grants you a Single User Licence for use by a single teacher. They may not be shared with third parties or used commercially. Copyright © Newtonlab 2022. All rights reserved.
Music Listening Worksheets - Reception and Key Stage 1
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Music Listening Worksheets - Reception and Key Stage 1

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Music Listening Worksheets 60 Worksheets! Reception and Key Stage 1 Choose, Print and Go! These tried and tested generic listening worksheets will support and enhance your work around listening and responding to music. They will also support your delivery of the National Curriculum for Music. The worksheets range in difficulty so you can use them for different year groups or to differentiate in one class. They can be used individually or select the worksheets that best suit your class and print them together to create a Listening Journal. They are in no particular order, you choose what is most suitable for your children. This substantial pack is organised into sections for ease of use including; • Introduction • Childrens’ Introduction • Colours • Shapes • Pictures • Feelings and Emotions • Musical Elements Children will have opportunities to; • Articulate responses • Be creative • Build confidence • Follow simple instructions • Improve their listening skills • Listen and respond to music This resource includes; • 60 differentiated, colourful, printable worksheets • Hints and Tips • Teacher’s Guide Great for supply teachers too! If you enjoyed this pack, why not take a look at these music units for children in Reception and Key Stage 1. Identifying Percussion Instruments by Sound and Sight Five, easy-to-follow, fun music lessons based around percussion instruments. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/identifying-percussion-instruments-by-sound-and-sight-reception-and-key-stage-1-11256968 Controlling Sounds Using Percussion Instruments Six, easy-to-follow, practical music lessons based around exploring and creating sounds through play and responding to simple musical directions. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/controlling-sounds-using-percussion-instruments-reception-and-key-stage-1-12848223 Arctic-Themed Music Unit Support your pupils with learning about the Arctic in a fun, engaging and practical way. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/arctic-themed-music-unit-reception-and-key-stage-1-12849516 Or save money and buy all three as a bundle! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/reception-and-key-stage-1-music-bundle-3-units-of-17-lessons-12851731 Go check out my shop for a wide range of music units, lessons and activities from Newtonlab! As a practicing teacher, I love to hear how much you and your students enjoyed these products. It’s also a great help for other teachers. These resources are solely for use in school. Purchasing this item grants you a Single User License for use by a single teacher. They may not be shared with third parties or used commercially. Copyright © Newtonlab 2023. All rights reserved.
Sound Effects to 'A Scary Story' -  Key Stages 1 and 2
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Sound Effects to 'A Scary Story' - Key Stages 1 and 2

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Sound Effects to ‘A Scary Story’ 1 Unit of 5 Music Lessons Key Stages 1 and 2 No Musical Background Needed! Comprising of five fun and engaging music lessons, pupils present a performance of ‘A Scary Story’ by creating a series of sound effects using body percussion, a selection of percussion instruments and a range of everyday objects. Timing is of the essence. ‘A Scary Story’ requires concentration, the ability to listen to others and respond appropriately at the correct time. It can be delivered to a small or large group of pupils. Pupils will develop their; • Ability to present personal views • Creativity • Improvisation skills • Listening and responding skills • Performance skills • Teamwork skills This unit includes; • Clear and concise, detailed lesson plans • Step-by-step instructions • Numerous examples • Advice, hints and tips • Suggestions for further learning • A printable copy of ‘A Scary Story’ • A copy of ‘A Scary Story’ presented through PowerPoint What teachers are saying *Kids were very engaged! *This was a great resource to provide an introduction to sound effects for my 5th graders. My other option was an exploration of freesound.org, but that rabbit hole would have been too much. Thank you for making this! *Extremely satisfied If you enjoyed this resource, go check out my shop for a wide range of music lessons, music theory and music activities from Newtonlab! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Newtonlab As a practising music teacher, I love to hear how much you and your students enjoyed this product. It’s also a great help for other teachers. These resources are solely for use in school. Purchasing this item grants you a Single User Licence for use by a single teacher. They may not be shared with third parties or used commercially. Copyright © Newtonlab 2020. All rights reserved.
Identifying Percussion Instruments by Sound and Sight - Reception and Key Stage 1
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Identifying Percussion Instruments by Sound and Sight - Reception and Key Stage 1

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Identifying Percussion Instruments by Sound and Sight One Unit of Five Music Lessons Reception and Key Stage 1 You do not have to have a musical background to deliver this unit. Comprising of five, easy-to-follow, fun music lessons based around percussion instruments. Pupils learn to recognise a range of 12 percussion instruments by sight and sound. Castanets, Chime bar, Cymbal(s), Guiro, Maracas, Triangle, Bell, Cabasa, Claves, Drum, Tambourine and Woodblock. The instruments are not prescriptive, simply use whatever percussion instruments you have and follow the lessons plans. This unit can be delivered to a large or small groups of pupils. Pupils will develop; • Creativity • Improvisation skills • Instrumental knowledge • Listening and responding skills • Memory recall • Performance skills • Teamwork skills This unit includes; • Clear and concise detailed lesson plans • Step-by-step instructions • Numerous examples to try • Sets of tried and tested questions for pupils with all answers • Examples of answers pupils have given • A set of printable instrument name labels • A set of instrument names presented through PowerPoint • An end of unit revision quiz presented through PowerPoint with answers • Suggestions for further learning What teachers are saying; Brilliant, thank you. Not confident teaching music and this pack was perfect. Easy to follow and pitched just right for my year 1 class. The only instrument I couldn’t find was a cabasa so replaced it with a rain-stick. Will be back for more. If you enjoyed Identifying Percussion Instruments By Sound and Sight, why not take a look at more musical units for Reception and Key Stage 1 pupils. Arctic-Themed Unit Simple to put together and extremely effective, children learn Arctic facts by rote, using the musical form, call and response. There are at least six music lessons in this unit but depending on the age and ability of your pupils, you may choose to deliver them in smaller chunks. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/arctic-themed-music-unit-reception-and-key-stage-1-12849516 Controlling Sounds Or save money and buy the bundle Reception and Key Stage 1 Music Bundle Three Units of Seventeen Music Lessons! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/reception-and-key-stage-1-music-bundle-3-units-of-17-lessons-12851731 go check out my shop for a wide range of music units, lessons and activities from Newtonlab. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Newtonlab As a practising teacher, I love to hear how much you and your students enjoyed this product. It’s also a great help for other teachers. These resources are solely for use in school. Purchasing this item grants you a Single User Licence for use by a single teacher. They may not be shared with third parties or used commercially. Copyright © Newtonlab 2023. All rights reserved.
Controlling Sounds Using Percussion Instruments - Reception and Key Stage 1
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Controlling Sounds Using Percussion Instruments - Reception and Key Stage 1

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Controlling Sounds Exploring, Creating, Listening and Responding One Unit of Six Music Lessons Reception and Key Stage 1 You do not need a musical background to deliver this unit. Comprising of six, easy-to-follow, practical music lessons based around exploring and creating sounds through play and responding to simple musical directions. Minimal resources required; a range of percussion instruments; simply use what you have. Pupils learn how to; Pupils learn how to; • Use percussion instrument appropriately • Follow simple directions • Create a variety of sounds using body percussion and percussion instruments • Identify a range of percussion instruments • Articulate their thoughts • Respond to musical directions for stopping and starting • Control volumes in order that they become gradually louder or gradually quieter • Conduct a group using four directions; start, gradually louder, gradually quieter and stop • Perform as a group and evaluate performances Musical words introduced are; • Applause • Audience • Body percussion • Choir • Conductor • Gradually getting louder • Gradually getting quieter • Orchestra • Percussion instrument • Volume This unit includes; • Clear and concise detailed lesson plans • Step-by-step instructions • Tried and tested tips and advice • Numerous exercises to practise • A 30-slide PP presentation with definitions of musical words, and an end of unit quiz, with answers If you enjoyed Controlling Sounds Unit why not try these other units for Reception and Key Stage 1 pupils. **Identifying Percussion Instruments by Sound & Sight Five, easy-to-follow, fun music lessons based around percussion instruments. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/identifying-percussion-instruments-by-sound-and-sight-reception-and-key-stage-1-11256968 Or the Arctic-Themed Music Unit Simple to put together and extremely effective, children learn Arctic facts by rote, using the musical form, call and response. There are at least six music lessons in this unit but depending on the age and ability of your pupils, you may choose to deliver them in smaller chunks. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/arctic-themed-music-unit-reception-and-key-stage-1-12849516 Or why not save money and buy the Bundle! Reception and Key Stage 1 Music Bundle Three Units of Seventeen Music Lessons! These tried and tested music lessons do not require you to a have a musical background. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Newtonlab As a practising teacher, I love to hear how much you and your students enjoyed this product. It’s also a great help for other teachers. These resources are solely for use in school. Purchasing this item grants you a Single User Licence for use by a single teacher. They may not be shared with third parties or used commercially. Copyright © Newtonlab 2023. All rights reserved.
Treble Clef and Bass Clef Note Naming Bundle
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Treble Clef and Bass Clef Note Naming Bundle

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Treble Clef and Bass Clef Note Naming Bundle Key Stage 2 Print and Go! No musical background required, and all answers included. Get your pupils reading treble clef and bass clef notes with ease and give them loads of opportunities to practise! A set of 80, no prep, no frills, print-and-go, progressive, music theory worksheets and activities created to teach treble clef and bass clef notes on the staff, music vocabulary, piano keys and note writing. Tried and tested, this age age-appropriate pack will support your pupils with learning how to read, write and understand treble clef and bass clef notes. Perfect for; • Assessments, quizzes and testing • Early finishers • Holiday homework • Homework • Independent practice • Lesson fillers • Music lessons • Music theory classes • Review • Starter tasks • Supply work The no-frills layout makes these suitable for music theory beginners of all ages. This pack contains worksheets covering; • Line and Space Notes • The Music Staff • Higher, Lower and the Same Notes • The Treble Clef • Notes on the Keyboard • Placing Notes on the Staff • Drawing Notes on the Staff • Placing Notes on the Keyboard • Writing Notes • Ledger Lines • Identifying Notes • Creating Musical Words on a Staff • Creating Musical Words on a Keyboard Musical vocabulary covered is; • Higher and lower • Line and space • Staff • Clef • Stems • Treble clef • Bass clef • Ledger lines **This bundle is formatted as pdf and has 2 versions so you can; Choose individual worksheets to use and/or Create booklets** If you enjoyed this resource, go check out my shop for lots more music units from Newtonlab. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Newtonlab As a practising music teacher, I love to hear how much you and your pupils enjoyed this product. It’s also a great help for other teachers! These resources are solely for use in school. Purchasing this item grants you a Single User Licence for use by a single teacher. They may not be shared with third parties or used commercially. Copyright © Newtonlab 2022. All rights reserved.
Listening & Responding to Music, Mars-the Bringer of War - Key Stages 1 and 2
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Listening & Responding to Music, Mars-the Bringer of War - Key Stages 1 and 2

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Listening and Responding to Music Mars-the Bringer of War Suitable for pupils in Key Stages 1 and 2. Two listening and responding to music activities, that encourage pupils to focus, listen and respond. They are ideal as starter activities or stand-alone sessions. 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. These activities focus on Listening, (National Curriculum for Music 2013). In addition this unit will aid the development of a range of wider skills including focus, language, imagination, creativity and confidence. This resource includes detailed step by step delivery instructions, a recording of Mars-the Bringer of War, numerous examples of pupils’ responses, a selection of additional information to choose from, a video clip link to a performance, a range of discussion topics and a set of related images presented through PowerPoint. If you enjoyed this resource, go check out my shop for more music lessons and activities from Newtonlab! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Newtonlab
Mother Teresa - Key Stages 3 to 5
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Mother Teresa - Key Stages 3 to 5

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Mother Teresa Presentation/Assembly Key Stages 3 to 5 Born in Macedonia, August 1910, Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu became one of the most famous humanitarians ever known; Mother Teresa. Saint Teresa of Calcutta was a Roman Catholic nun who devoted her life to serving the poor and destitute around the world. Much has been written about the life and legacy of this extraordinary woman. Her example offers up one powerful, yet simple message to anyone who truly seeks to make an impact on the world – There is nothing that cannot be achieved if you have the right focus, passion and determination to make it happen. This age-appropriate assembly aims to; • Explore Mother’s Teresa’s life and legacy • Ask students to think big • Encourage reflection using several her inspirational quotes Comprising of a: • 51-slide PowerPoint presentation including 21 slides containing inspirational quotes from Mother Teresa • Detailed script • Music accompaniment • Relevant prayer This presentation can be used as a stand-alone assembly and/or as part of your Women’s History Month project. Save 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 Terms of use - These resources are solely for use in school. They may not be shared with third parties or used commercially.
Spring and Summer-Themed Music Activities
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Spring and Summer-Themed Music Activities

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Spring and Summer-Themed Music Activities Eight Activities Based Around Plants, Flowers and Growing Reception and Key Stage 1 No musical background needed! These creative, fun, practical activities will get your pupils excited about music! Simple to organise and extremely effective, these spring and summer-themed musical activities will support your children in developing their general knowledge and understanding around plants, flowers and growing. Pupils will have opportunities to; • Be creative • Develop their teamworking skills • Develop their knowledge around plants, flowers and growing • Improvise • Follow simple instructions • Listen and respond to a variety of musical sounds • Perform individually, in pairs and in larger groups • Recognise a range of percussion instruments This pack includes; • Clear and concise activity plans with learning objectives • Step-by-step instructions • Sets of questions, in each activity for your support • A printable set of colourful flower pictures • Colourful theme-related pictures presented through PowerPoint • A list of suggested theme-related pieces of music you may choose to listen to with your pupils Perfect for; • Lesson starters • Brain breaks • Lesson finishers •Supply work A small range of percussion instruments is required for some of the activities, 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! If you enjoyed Spring and Summer-Themed Music Activities why not take a look at these units for Reception and Key Stage 1 pupils. Controlling Sounds Using Percussion Instruments Comprising of six, easy-to-follow, practical music lessons based around exploring and creating sounds through play and responding to simple musical directions. Minimal resources required; a range of percussion instruments; simply use what you have. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/controlling-sounds-using-percussion-instruments-reception-and-key-stage-1-12848223 Identifying Percussion Instruments by Sound & Sight Comprising of five, easy-to-follow, fun music lessons based around percussion instruments. Pupils learn to recognise a range of 12 percussion instruments by sight and sound. Castanets, Chime bar, Cymbal(s), Guiro, Maracas, Triangle, Bell, Cabasa, Claves, Drum, Tambourine and Woodblock. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/identifying-percussion-instruments-by-sound-and-sight-reception-and-key-stage-1-11256968