The Chocolate egg counting song  with 3 differentiated worksheets (for younger children)

The Chocolate egg counting song with 3 differentiated worksheets (for younger children)

This song can be used at Easter or any time of the year for children from 5 to 7. The song starts off with 10 eggs and one by one they are taken by an animal until there is one left which is eaten by a child. The resource includes 1. An animated PowerPoint of the song with worksheets at the end 2. A backing track and a vocal track. 3. The lyrics 4 The video 5. 3 differentiated maths/art worksheets about the song (for younger students) PDF and word Children like to line up and play the part of an animal pouncing on the chocolate egg. For best results, blow worksheet to A3 and have 2 to 3 children working on it. The song is useful to use in performances because it lends itself to colourful masks and action. It can be a starting point for the question “Why do we celebrate Easter with chocolate eggs?”
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The music of ancient Egypt

The music of ancient Egypt

A self running PowerPoint with embedded sound files designed to help children make a connection with music then and music now. I have had it running as children enter assembly. Those doing Ancient Egyptians loved it .There is a small booklet to record their knowledge. The music will play when in slide mode You can also use it as part of your Egyptian topic. Pleas give me feed back as it took hours to make !
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Friendship and forgiveness

Friendship and forgiveness

A heartwarming illustrated poem about two friends walking on the beach. One slaps the other. I do not have the name of the author despite research but I have tried to make it look lovely. .
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Composing soundtrack for Olympics. Non specialist

Composing soundtrack for Olympics. Non specialist

This is for the non specialist primary school teacher. The video for download is to give you a gist of the lesson. If you want better quality , go to the YouTube version. The video of the Olympic Torch shows children how to make a simple but effective piece of music..There is also a worksheet . Children love to watch the video as their class mates play the music. There is a video with no sound on for this purpose. After the lesson there are teachers notes and an example of a basic soundtrack added to the video and the children's scribed music.
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The Circus

The Circus

An opportunity to hear ( embedded files ) the barrel organ playing melodies we associate with the circus. Plenty of opportunity to move to the music. The file lends itself to adaptation but you will lose sound if you delete the slide with sound on. The modern version of Nelly the elephant-is included The PowerPoint is a stimulus to creating music and moving. Elephant poem and a worksheet for an information text about the circus. Would appreciate feed back. The Moscow state circus PPT contains maps, information and images from a geographical point of view. Feedback appreciated
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Australia, myths,songs and music

Australia, myths,songs and music

There are more than a few lessons here! Use videos in conjunction with the PowerPoint. Recognize the features of music from different cultures Become familiar with the location Become familiar with the people Recognize the importance of myth, song and music Respond to the music Link to YouTube is for full length original versions of The Countdown kids and Waltzing Matilda. The rainbow Serpent and The Aborigines
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Colour in song and percussion. Let's think about pink

Colour in song and percussion. Let's think about pink

This colour causes more controversy than most . Will this song change that ?! Its useful for Assemblies on colour and discussion. Curriculum covered in this song Key stage 1 • use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes • play tuned and untuned instruments musically Key stage 2 (Year 3 and 4) • play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression • improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music • listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory • use and understand staff and other musical notations The song is differentiated . 1. Sing chorus alone 2. Sing both chorus and verse 3. Play the very simple introduction 4. Play the above and learn to play it a note higher for the key change at the end 5. Play the melody line in the verse 6. Play the melody line in the chorus 7. Your star pupils can choose -just present them with the music sheet. Included in the resource 1. A video of the song 2. The sheet music. Sibelius and Jpeg 3. Mp3 without percussion 4. Mp3 with percussion 5. Mp3 of vocals 6. Clips of the accompaniment 7. Lyrics and chords 8. Notes for simple accompaniment
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Jingle Bells . video,  mp3s  vocals and backing,  notation,  chords, chime bar parts

Jingle Bells . video, mp3s vocals and backing, notation, chords, chime bar parts

The song Jingle Bells for non specialists and specialists . Key stage 1 and 2 • play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression • listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory • use and understand staff and other musical notations • develop an understanding of the history of music. ( See the last part of the video) Differentiation - 1 Use the video as a song only 2 Use only the first few bars of the accompaniment 3 Add 4 note accompaniment in chorus 4 Add more notes in the verse
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St Andrew's day. Assembly for key stage 2

St Andrew's day. Assembly for key stage 2

The resource opens with the music Speed bonny boat as the children enter assembly. Note in order for the music to work,the PowerPoint must be in Slide mode (fully open) The PowerPoint then asks children various questions about Scotland, A video is available for downloads if your school has not got access to YouTube .Web-links are to original sources
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The Celts Write your own rap

The Celts Write your own rap

Write your own Celtic rap as inspired by the BBC’s horrible histories. Worksheet and video Lyrics for the rap with sound bites to aid learning. Finding suitable tempo. Listed Learning objectives I have included the video as some schools are not allowed to access You Tube.The web-link is to the original source
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The  Viking raids on Lindisfarne

The Viking raids on Lindisfarne

The prosperity of the Vikings. The raid on Lindisfarne. Drama lesson about the monks and their vows of silence The link is to a video describing the preparation for the journey
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Flamenco. music dance

Flamenco. music dance

Lesson - Study of flamenco and activities Containing 2 videos embedded song . Music map, information, activities hyperlink Uses the dance to generate their own music and dance Web-links to original sources Worksheet for comparisons
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Special music. God save the queen

Special music. God save the queen

The interactive whiteboard resource is for key stage 1 and the PowerPoint for key stage 2. Both explore what an anthem is and when it is used. There is also a copy of the music for treble clef instruments and tablature for ocarinas. The original video is on the website indicated The flp file is quite old and I have had one person unable to open it. If this is the case, I have a resource entitled 'Then and now . Music and history for the Jubilee' You could try that instead.
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Listening and Calming  Morning by Grieg

Listening and Calming Morning by Grieg

This is a simple animation. It focuses the child’s attention on Grieg’s feeling for the early morning.. The resource is perfect for entering an Assembly or for using in-between lessons. It is also good stimulus for art work and poetry. Tissue paper fir trees a, blue sky and yellow sun. Simple but effective. Describe what you notice yourself in the morning when you are on holiday etc. Thank you to http://www.free-animations.co.uk/banners.html for use of their animated giffs. Sound and animation work only in slide mode,
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