Key Stage 1

← Return to curriculum resources menu

Key Stage 1 Musical Activities and Resources

These activities and resources are for teachers working with pupils in Key Stage 1.

Additional activities for pupils receiving small group/individual instrumental or vocal tuition can be found on our 'Resources for Pupils' pages.

      


   

         

                    

     


 

Curriculum


  • Reading Treble Clef

A video tutorial Aimed at Key Stage 2 and suitable for KS1, presented by Mr Simons (primary school teacher and Musica Youth Strings Musical Director):


  • Dance Warm Up Crotchet and Quavers Lesson

A singing and movement musical activity for Reception to Year 1:


  • Dance Warm Up Crotchet, Quavers, Minims and Rests Lesson

Music, movement and singing for year 2:


  • 'The Singing Walrus'

A fun video full of funky moves for children to join in with:


  • 'Bim Bum' Clapping Song

Easy to learn and tricky to master!  Good for practising rhythm and co-ordination:


Using garden minibeasts as the foundation of some basic composition and rhythm work.


Musical activities suitable for young children with a particular focus on the Kodaly method of teaching.


A fun warm up for beginner guitarists.


  • Tuning a Ukulele

A simple guide to tuning a ukulele for teachers and parents/carers:



Three short step-by-step booklets for absolute beginner ukulele players.  An idea way for parents/carers and children to learn together, or to be used in the classroom.

 


A collection of chords and lyrics to familiar traditional songs.  Chord patterns provided for ukulele accompaniment.


Educational resources organised by Key Stage.  Lessons have been created with teachers and other educational experts and feature a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games.


Resources from the initiative for schools, led by BBC Learning and the BBC Performing Groups, that aims to open up the world of classical music to children and inspire them to develop their own creative responses  


600 concerts available to watch online for free from a world class orchestra


A website featuring interactive educational games, worksheets and information for use by children, parents/carers and teachers


Resources recommended for teachers to use for planning home lessons for students.


Free online music theory educational lesson presentations


A huge range of backing tracks, sheet music, worksheets and lyrics for classroom singing.  The 'Song of the Week' resources are available for free.

TOP OF PAGE


 

Brass


Bollywood Brass Academy work with children to promote and diversify brass band music.  Their website offers publications and some free resources.

TOP OF PAGE 


 

Ukulele


  • Tuning a Ukulele

A simple guide to tuning a ukulele for teachers and parents/carers:


Three short step-by-step booklets for absolute beginner ukulele players.  An idea way for parents/carers and children to learn together, or to be used in the classroom.



A collection of chords and lyrics to familiar traditional songs.  Chord patterns provided for ukulele accompaniment.


A fun song with an important message.  Pupils can learn to play the simple tune using the sheet music and tutorial video, or sing along with accompaniment.

TOP OF PAGE


Guitar


A fun warm up for beginner guitarists.

TOP OF PAGE


 

Choirs and School Singing


Backing tracks, lyric sheets and performance tracks to download for free for songs chosen for the Kirklees Primary Music Festival 2020. 


A huge range of backing tracks, sheet music, worksheets and lyrics for classroom singing.  The 'Song of the Week' resources are available for free.


A collection of chords and lyrics to familiar traditional songs.  Chord patterns provided for ukulele accompaniment.


  • Dance Warm Up Crotchet and Quavers Lesson

A singing and movement musical activity for Reception to Year 1:


  • Dance Warm Up Crotchet, Quavers, Minims and Rests Lesson

Music, movement and singing for year 2:


  • 'The Singing Walrus'

A fun video full of funky moves for children to join in with:


  • 'Bim Bum' Clapping Song

Easy to learn and tricky to master!  Good for practising rhythm and co-ordination:

TOP OF PAGE


    Additional Resources


    Pupils can track their own practice or musical activities using this Reward Chart.


    TOP OF PAGE