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For EYFS – Primary Teachers and Pupils:


BBC Teach Bring the Noise 
Click here for a range of free, fun and simple online music resources that can be used flexibly at home or in the classroom. The website offers interactive and inclusive activities for EYFS, KS1 and SEND pupils.  Resources include, ‘Thunder Jam’ an animation series that can tie into themes of Spring, weather and Vivaldi; new songs in a variety of styles such as ‘Music Time’ and ‘Golden’ with lyric sheets; and the BBC Philharmonic. Children can get started quickly and easily with Play It!, an online interactive music tool to help them learn about the different elements that make up a song. Ten Pieces at Home has various useful resources available here. Over the coming weeks, children are invited to take part in the ‘I am a Robot’ sing, sign and dance challenge,  where adults can send in videos of their child’s robot performance for the chance for it to be included in a new BBC Teach Bring the Noise music video.

Sing Up 
Sing Up at Home has themed playlists of songs to fit every mood – including songs to calm and relax you, songs to get you moving, and empowering songs to lift you up. There are also songs and activities for learning about topics and every week, a new Song of the week will feature an engaging teaching video and audio tracks, lyrics, musical score and various activities that go along with it. For those running virtual choirs, we have compiled a range of warm-ups, unison songs, and songs in parts, complete with performance, backing, and rehearsal tracks.

Friday Afternoons 
Friday Afternoons is a free resource which connects teachers and young people with contemporary composers, through high-quality songs. The Song Bank contains scores, lyrics sheets and backing tracks for over 70 contemporary classical songs, plus associated resources aimed at supporting teachers to deliver singing sessions, including Charanga resources, worksheets, and videos designed for young people and teachers. Visit the website and browse the free resources available.

Out of the Ark Music
Out of the Ark Music are sharing free songs and resources to help teachers and parents build a daily singing routine. Each week they are providing at least 7 songs with activities/challenges to keep everyone singing and learning. Songs are provided with full Words on Screen™ videos together with some activities to go with each song.  Relevant for the summer term, they have also created some videos and guidelines on how to put on a mini-musical online. PLUS There is currently a 25% discount on all songbooks until the end of May 2020(Ts & Cs apply) .

Song Source: Portsmouth Music Hub
Over 200 original songs for children aged 4-12 available FREE online, with backing tracks, performance tracks, lyric videos, lyric sheets and scores. Engaging songs encompass themes from history to science and environmental education to storytelling and much more! The subscription fee has been waived: Access resource. 

Support for primary and special schools from Charanga
Seven new resources – one for each year group – are now available for teachers using Yumu, Charanga’s online learning space for students. The ‘Music At Home’ series comprises lighter versions of selected Scheme Units, while those in their final primary year can access a version of the Topic PLASTIC. These complement all existing, shareable content available in Charanga’s award-winning Musical School and Music Professional programmes. Teachers can upload their own resources, exercises and pieces onto the platform too. Charanga will be running a number of online webinars over the coming weeks to explain more about Yumu and to answer any other questions teachers might have. For more information and to register your place, email For general guidance, visit the help section once you’re logged in. For complimentary, 30-day access to the Charanga platform, click here. There’s no obligation to subscribe afterwards.

Music Express
Collins Music are offering free access to Music Express while schools are closed to support teachers, parents and pupils. Music Express is a digital resource for teaching primary music that’s easy to use and accessible to non-musicians as well as music specialists. Set engaging music lessons from home with a wealth of songs, games and activities with simple, step-by-step instructions. To set up free access for your school, or if you are an independent music educator, visit their teacher support page. Free access for parents can be obtained by visiting their support learning at home page.

In response to current needs, Soundtrap for Education (creative sound recording software) is being offered for free, on an extended trial basis, for any school that signs up to try it with students this semester. Free access will apply to all schools that register for a trial account, including those that are not currently closed or directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Our team will work with educators to ensure access to our studio continues through the end of their semester. More info available here. 

Hal Leonard
Music Mark corporate partners Hal Leonard Europe are launching a range of initiatives to help people continue making music during these unprecedented times, via their online store. They are extending their standard educators discount to 15% with free shipping on all orders. Full details can be found here. Every week Hal Leonard will be providing free outstanding, fun and rewarding music lessons for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 that can be taught at home. These can be found here.

Ocarina Workshop
Watch six videos for first ocarina lessons: playing tips, tunes and lots of play-along fun here.
During the crisis, Ocarina Workshop will give a free ‘Play Your Ocarina – Book 1’ with every Ocarina purchased through our website, one per ocarina (this includes, class packs, ocarina sets and single ocarinas), 
available here. Free downloadable resources to support BBC Ten Pieces are here and the new ‘Adventurous Music-Making’ publications can be accessed from this page – all six titles are now complete, with pupil books, teacher books and audio CDs.

Leicestershire Schools Music Service
Head to the LSMS website for a large range of completely FREE music technology applications, programs and lesson plans: Free fully planned lessons with lesson slides and tutorial videos that lead the learning for Primary. Available here. Free browser based (PC computers / laptops) Music Technology applications for KS1 Free browser based (PC computers / laptops) Music Technology applications for KS2

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
BCMG is offering Arts Awards Discover (KS1) and Arts Award Explore (KS2) online. The activities and guidance will allow children to complete their arts awards remotely, either by themselves or with the support of people in their home.

Team Tutti
Team Tutti is a self-guided learning experience using animated characters to deliver fun and engaging lesson content whilst promoting a deep dive into composition and technology. A series of weekly modules deliver a combination of musical concepts, creative challenges to encourage the implementation of new skills and an interactive quiz to assess learning. More info.


Loads of practical steps for music-making and inspiring examples from famous musicians and artists. These guides are designed to enable 11-14-year-old students to work through at their own pace, whatever their level, to develop their practical skills and get inspired about the potential of a career in music. The resources cover composition, performance, improvisation and evaluation skills and are ideal for short or long-term projects in the classroom or as homework. Topics include How to write a songHow to rap and Percussion. We’ve also teamed up with Ten Pieces to create five companion guides with detailed steps on making jazz music, minimalism, a Doctor Who themefilm composition and fusion music. More info on BBC Music Education offer, available here.