Prehistoric! is a song cycle of 7 songs composed by Tony Bailey. It was originally composed for the CASMA performances 2020, which celebrates the history of Norfolk, with the KS1 theme exploring prehistoric times.
- BBC schools radio has a large catalogue of videos, audio resources and music activities for the KS1 & KS2 age groups.
Each series of resources explores popular topics or related areas of the curriculum. The content is ideal for the non-specialist teacher, offering a mix of materials with clear instructions on how and what to do, and providing a term’s worth of music activity. There are opportunities to sing, take part in music activities, appraise music, with suggestions for composition included in the comprehensive Teacher Notes.
- BBC Ten Pieces opens up the world of classical music to children. There are lesson plans and resources bursting with ideas for how to get young children to be creative with inspirational classical pieces.
- Dance with the elements: explore dances for each of the four elements which have been choreographed to different pieces of classical music including JS Bach, Karl Jenkins, Aaron Copland, Johann Strauss, Claude Debussy and John Adams.
- Bring the Noise: Find music resources, lesson plans and music activities to suit younger age groups.
- 5 musical ideas to try with children at home: These simple ideas will help keep little ones occupied while encouraging them to explore and learn about music.
Sing Up have some free resources to keep children learning and singing outside of school. Download the videos, songs, including performance tracks and song lyrics, and activity bundles with worksheets for your children.
Live ‘Body Beat’s body percussion sessions, delivered daily at 11am on YouTube by Ollie Tunmer, former STOMP cast member and qualified teacher.
Get singing and moving with these free resources! To help with the rhythms and routines of your new daily life, Out of the Ark Music has released seven songs, one for each day, all with challenges and activities related to each song. More songs and resources will be released every week for the next few weeks.
Chrome Music Lab makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments. Explore the free tools to create, make and compose.
Watch the Chapel Hill Duo demonstrating the violin and the cello, and the different styles of music that can be played on stringed instruments, in this interactive video.
You can also download free body percussion and samba rhythm resources from the Beat Goes On website.
- Create and Sing programme: a creative learning programme, created with teachers, for primary schools across England. Features classroom-based and digital activities, with strong curriculum links, to give children a better understanding of singing and opera, unlocking their imagination and creativity. Includes teacher training, classroom films, lesson plans and resources to use in ways that suit the needs of the teachers and their students. Teachers do not need any previous knowledge of opera in order to take part.
- Create and Learn programme: Create and Learn invites you to explore the magical world of the theatre from home. All of the new resources are free to access and do not require you to login. Featuring new activities weekly, to get you singing, dancing and making.
- Opera North Little School of Music: Little School of Music offers a series of interactive, pick-and-mix activities designed to encourage children and families to explore the world of music together.
Ex Cathedra have shared a few of their favourite SingMaker songs via their new SingMaker YouTube platform. Each Monday this summer term a new song, presented by Ex Cathedra’s SingMaker team as an interactive film, will be released . These are aimed at up to 11 year olds and free to access. There will be brief notes associated with each song to maximise learning and enjoyment of participation.
The Voices Foundation is a national charity which uses the power of singing to improve the lives of children and young people aged 0-18 in the UK. They have set up a daily ‘Virtual Singing Assembly’, which is taking place on weekdays at 13:00 on their YouTube channel.