Key Stage 2 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 children to be creative with inspirational classical pieces. For each piece, you will find free teaching resources, exciting short films, lesson plans, arrangements and more.
  • 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.
  • Interactive Lessons: Get creative with Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’ in this Ten Pieces Live Lesson for 7-11s, full of dance, movement and characterisation. It was created in collaboration with the Royal Opera House and The Royal Ballet School and shows pupils how to create their own original dance moves.
  • Trailblazers challenges students to rethink orchestral music – what it sounds like, who can make it, and how it’s used – through ten trailblazing composers and their pieces of music. Discover Trailblazers with six weeks of learning and activities, customisable to you, aided by PowerPoint presentations.
  • 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.

Sing like an opera singer with English Touring Opera. Learn skills and techniques from Spring 2020 opera singers during this series of singing lessons. Each week a different opera singer will teach you a new technique and set homework so tune in and get singing.

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.

Using Sound and Music’s Minute of Listening, children at home get regular listening and appraisal opportunities, learn through discovery and make connections with music and their daily lives.

Our friends at Inspire-Works are leading free drumming workshops daily at 2pm on YouTube. Join in with body percussion, junk percussion or whatever kitchen utensils you can lay your hands on!

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.

Play along with Bollywood Brass Band! Watch their performance of Dum Maro Dum here and then you can download the music to learn the parts at home and play along with them! 

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!

Join classical musician and original member of girl group Hear’Say Myleene Klass for a music lesson each in Myleene’s Music Klass. – Free concerts, operas, musical theatre performances and other arts and culture offerings 

Former STOMP company member Ollie Tunmer is streaming ‘Body Beats’ daily body percussion activities. 

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.


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