- BBC Ten Pieces
- Expert Subject Advisory Group for Music Education
Links within the site to teaching ideas connected with the musical ideas underpinning the National Curriculum for Music; free resources are provided by a consortium of university ITE providers.
- ‘Listen, Imagine, Compose’ from Sound and Music
Enter your name and details to access free downloads of materials for promoting composing in the classroom.
- Minute of Listening
Subscription resource that provides ‘sounds’ in packs lasting one minute that can be used in a multitude of ways, including as a stimulus for making up music. The varied clips are aimed at 'arousing pupils’ curiosity and capturing their imaginations'.
- Curriculum Packs for Active Listening 1, 2 & 3 by Douglas Coombes
These packs encourage specific and targeted listening linked to composing games that explore the elements of music, with follow-up and extension ideas for teachers.
Teaching Primary Music
If you would like to read more on this subject, Dr Alison Daubney's Teaching Primary Music is a great place to start. This new book gives beginning primary school teachers clear guidance on how to successfully teach music without recourse to specialised training. Download the leaflets below for more information and a 25% discount (offer ends 31 December 2017).