Teaching resources

Learn a fun mambo as a class

Learn a fun mambo as a class

Shelley Ambury & Andy Gleadhill

Sing Up & Drums for Schools

Shelly Ambury from Sing Up and Andy Gleadhill from Drums for Schools explain how to create a group performance with help from Sing Up and Drums for Schools.

What your pupils will learn

  • Improved awareness of pulse (keeping a steady beat), pitch (echo singing), rhythm (layering rhythmic patterns over a pulse) and structure (call-and-response patterns)
  • Motor skills and instrument handling l Singing (tuning, expression, diction)
  • Listening and ensemble skills (maintaining a part within a group)

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Learn a fun mambo as a class

Learn a fun mambo as a class


Links

singup.org  |  drumsforschools.com
@singuptweets  |  @drumsforschools

ABRSM Classical 100

Classical 100

+44 (0)20 7636 5400

Free resource

ABRSM

Bring the magic of music to the classroom

ABRSM Classical 100 is a free resource for primary schools in the UK that’ll ignite enthusiasm for classical music in your classroom.

Classical 100 features 100 pieces of classical music in a dynamic list, ranging from Bach to Bernstein and Handel to Haydn. You can sort the music by mood, instrument, tempo and historical period, or in any other way that suits you.

Make your lessons more engaging

Each of the 100 pieces features its own musical challenge.

Challenge your students to complete the activities. Listen, learn and explore all 100 pieces. The challenges are fun and flexible enough to use in a number of ways – from short starter activities to longer pieces of work spanning several hours.

Accessible to all

You don’t have to be a specialist music teacher to use it. 

Each challenge includes a helpful guide and all the resources you may need to tackle it with your class. Even if you’re not too confident with music, you can still bring the magic of music to your classroom.

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How did Classical 100 come about?

Classical 100 was developed by industry experts with a wealth of primary teaching knowledge and professional experience compiling syllabuses and other education materials, and has been rigorously tested by a broad community of teachers, music services and music education experts.

Michael Elliott, Chief Executive at ABRSM, said:

‘Classical 100 is about igniting enthusiasm for, and keeping children engaged in, music. This is really important for all of us and is part of ABRSM’s commitment to support and inspire achievement in music.’

How does the resource support the curriculum?

England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Classical 100 can be used to meet the National Curriculum’s Key Stage 1 Attainment Target: ‘to listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music’.

At Key Stage 2, it can also be used to ‘appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians’ and ‘develop an understanding of the history of music’.

The sorting tool allows you to search by historical period, giving pupils a greater understanding of how music has evolved over time. Music can also be found by instrument, helping them to recognise and identify particular qualities of tone and timbre.

Each of the 100 pieces now features its own musical challenge, encouraging students to compose and create their own music, develop their performing skills and demonstrate musical knowledge and understanding.

Scotland

Classical 100 can be used to meet some of the First-level outcomes of Curriculum for Excellence, being an appropriate resource particularly for EXA 1-19a: ‘I have listened to a range of music and can respond by discussing my thoughts and feelings’.

For example, if a teacher wants to exemplify music of a gentle, calm mood, Classical 100 will lead them to a list including Grieg’s ‘Morning Mood’ from Peer Gynt Suite, or if they’re exploring energetic, dramatic music they could discover ‘O Fortuna’ from Orff’s Carmina Burana.

Classical 100 can also be used to meet a range of the Expressive Arts experiences and outcomes from Early to Second level, particularly for EXA 0-18a, EXA 1-18a, EXA 2-18a.

Inspired by a range of stimuli, and working on their own and/or with others, students can express and communicate their ideas, thoughts and feelings through a range of musical activities.

Jolly Music Handbooks

The Music Handbook Level 3

+44 (0) 20 8501 0405

£32.08 (£38.50 including VAT)

Cyrilla Rowsell & David Viden

Jolly Learning Educational Publishing

The Music Handbook Level 3 builds on the skills the children learned at Level 1 & 2, while still supporting the teacher every step of the way.

Suitable for children aged 7-10, The Music Handbook Level 3 builds on the lessons from Level 2.

The Handbook has 212 pages and includes 7 CDs with all teaching and song tracks. The CDs provided with Jolly Music contain teaching tracks, that are intended for children to imitate, rather than sing along with, and they are therefore sung simply and without accompaniment in order to provide the best model for the children.

The Music Handbook Level 3 also contains:

  • 30 clear, structured and sequenced lesson plans
  • Includes four rhymes and 25 songs, including lots of old favourites
  • Reinforces the children’s knowledge of pitch names and handsigns and introduces lots of new rhythms
  • Resources section with songs, rhymes, actions and games
  • Templates for puppets and rhythm activities

Visit the Jolly Learning website to hear samples of the tracks included in with The Music Handbook Level 3.


Jolly Music Handbooks

The Music Handbook Level 2

+44 (0) 20 8501 0405

£32.08 (£38.50 including VAT)

Cyrilla Rowsell & David Viden

Cyrilla Rowsell & David Viden

The Music Handbook Level 2 builds on the skills the children learned at Level 1, while still supporting the teacher every step of the way.

Suitable for beginners aged 6-9 years, this book builds on the work begun at Beginner and Level 1.

The Handbook has 208 pages and includes 7 CDs with all teaching and song tracks. The CDs provided with Jolly Music contain teaching tracks, that are intended for children to imitate, rather than sing along with, and they are therefore sung simply and without accompaniment in order to provide the best model for the children.

The Music Handbook Level 2 also contains:

  • 30 clear, structured and sequenced lesson plans
  • Includes 2 new rhymes and 8 new songs as well as lots of old favourites
  • Reinforces the children’s knowledge of pitch names and handsigns and introduces lots of new rhythms
  • Resources section with songs, rhymes, actions and games
  • Templates for puppets and rhythm activities

Visit the Jolly Learning website to hear samples of the tracks included in with The Music Handbook Level 2.


Jolly Music Handbooks

The Music Handbook Level 1

+44 (0) 20 8501 0405

£32.08 (£38.50 including VAT)

Cyrilla Rowsell & David Viden

Jolly Learning Educational Publishing

The Music Handbook Level 1 builds on the skills children have learned at Beginner’s Level, while still supporting the teacher every step of the way.

Suitable for beginners aged 5-8 years, who have completed The Music Handbook Beginners. The Handbook has 192 pages and includes 7 CDs with all teaching and song tracks.

The CDs provided with Jolly Music contain teaching tracks, that are intended for children to imitate, rather than sing along with, and they are therefore sung simply and without accompaniment in order to provide the best model for the children.

The Music Handbook Level 1 also contains:

  • 30 clear, structured and sequenced lesson plans
  • 5 new rhymes and 14 new songs as well as lots of old favourites
  • Introduces the children to pitch names, pitch handsigns, rhythm names and notation
  • Resources section with songs, rhymes, actions and games
  • Templates for puppets and rhythm activities
  • Suitable for children aged 5-8 who have completed Beginner’s level

Visit the Jolly Learning website to hear samples of the tracks included in with The Music Handbook Level 1.


Jolly Music Handbooks

The Music Handbook Beginners

+44 (0) 20 8501 0405

£32.08 (£38.50 including VAT)

Cyrilla Rowsell & David Viden

Jolly Learning Educational Publishing

The Music Handbook Beginners has been developed so that any teacher can teach music to childreneven those without any musical experience.

Suitable for beginners aged 4-7 years, the Handbook includes 6 CDs with all teaching and song tracks.

The CDs provided with Jolly Music contain teaching tracks, that are intended for children to imitate, rather than sing along with, and they are therefore sung simply and without accompaniment in order to provide the best model for the children.

The Music Handbook Beginners also contains:

  • 30 clear, structured and sequenced lesson plans
  • Photocopiable child assessment record
  • Resources section with songs, rhymes, actions and games
  • Puppet templates

Visit the Jolly Learning website to hear samples of the tracks included in with The Music Handbook Beginners.


“I have found the key to teaching SEN students is using multi-sensory, systematic, reinforced teaching methods.  Jolly Music is a perfect example of all of these three things combined together, making it a wonderful inclusive music education programme.”  – Karen Marshall, Music Educator (SpLD Specialist Music Teacher)


Jolly Music Handbooks

Jolly Music Big Book Level 3

+44 (0)20 8501 0405

£25

Cyrilla Rowsell & David Viden

Jolly Learning Educational Publishing

Jolly Music Big Book Level 3 contains the complete collection 25 songs for Level 3 in a large easy-to-read format.

Each rhyme or song includes pulse marks to guide the children in performance, and pictures to remind them of the appropriate actions. This 52 page big book has an integral fold-out stand is ideal for whole class singing. Your children will love the full-colour illustrations.

Jolly Music Handbooks

Jolly Music Big Book Level 2

+44 (0) 20 8501 0405

£25

Cyrilla Rowsell & David Viden

Jolly Learning Educational Publishing

Jolly Music Big Book Level 2 contains the complete collection 25 songs for Level 2 in a large easy-to-read format.

Each rhyme or song includes pulse marks to guide the children in performance, and pictures to remind them of the appropriate actions. This big book has an integral fold-out stand is ideal for whole class singing. Your children will love the full-colour illustrations.

Jolly Music Handbooks

Jolly Music Big Book Beginners

+44 (0) 20 8501 0405

£25

Cyrilla Rowsell & David Viden

Jolly Learning Educational Publishing

Jolly Music Big Book Beginners contains the complete collection of 5 rhymes and 24 songs in a large easy-to-read format.

Each rhyme or song includes pulse marks to guide the children in performance, and pictures to remind them of the appropriate actions or games. A perfect resource to help teach music to children!

Jolly Music Big Book Beginners is a perfect accompaniment to The Music Handbook. This full-colour big book is ideal for whole class use and comes with an integral fold-out stand.

Sing Up young singers © Michaela Greene

Sing Up Song Bank

+44 (0)20 7908 5148

Annual subscriptions: £60 (individual), £210 (school). Quoted prices exclude VAT.

Sing Up

About Sing Up membership

Sing Up membership provides access to the Sing Up Song Bank, with hundreds of specially arranged songs, teaching tools and supporting resources for all your singing needs, in and out of school.

The Sing Up Song Bank

  • Expertly arranged songs and warm ups to support young voices as they develop
  • Display songs by Age, Subject, Style, Music Topic, SEN and more: for easy searching!
  • Plus teaching notes and scores to help you teach songs well

Membership benefits

  • Song Bank credits
    Use your credits to take Sing Up songs offline and print out the sheet music
  • Unlimited plays of all songs
    Stream our collection online
  • Teaching resources, including song teaching notes, music projects, cross-curricular activity plans and assembly plans
    Use our resources to help achieve your learning objectives
  • A range of video content and tutorials
  • Logins for your whole staff team