Key Stage 1 Resources

BBC Teach

  • 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.
  • BBC Ten Pieces at Home explores one piece of classical music each week alongside a creative activity that can be completed by children at home without any special materials or preparation.
  • 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.
  • BBC schools radio has a large catalogue of videos, audio resources and music activities for the KS1 & KS2 age groups.

Royal Opera House – Create and Learn is a weekly programme of activities for children and young people learning at home. Requiring no prior knowledge of opera and ballet, this FREE series explores the magical world of the theatre, giving children a glimpse behind the Opera House’s famous stage.

Join Voices Foundation every weekday at 1:00 PM (BST) from wherever you are for a LIVE daily 10-15 minute sing for children, parents and teachers! Expect fun, uplifting singing led by their VF practitioners.

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.

Out of the Ark Music @HomeTo help with the rhythms and routines of your new daily life, Out of the Ark Music are releasing seven songs, one for each day, all with challenges and activities related to each song. Every week for the next few weeks they will continue to add songs and resources.

Music Express is offering free access to their resource bank of over 400 fun songs for primary music. You can find their parent login information here.

Using Sound and Music’s Minute of Listening, introduce children at home to regular listening and appraisal activities while they learn through discovery and make connections with music and their daily lives.

Ms Volk’s Online Music Classroom – A funny YouTube series introducing the basics of music. 

Every weekday, Elin Manahan Thomas is going to be sharing a song from the school Singing Club she leads. You might even learn some Welsh!

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