Early Years and Primary resources

Primary resources (5-11 year olds)



BBC radio website. Video songs for KS1, Audio activities for KS2. Topic stories and songs for Vikings, The Tempest, Macbeth, The Trojan War, Rocking Romans, Treasure Island and the Greek Myth of Persephone. World War II Play with music – Archie’s War – script and musical excerpts and sound effects all included. Shakespeare on Trial. Age 3-11 song bank categorised by theme.

Dances for each of the four element have been choreographed to different pieces of classical music including JS Bach, Karl Jenkins, Aaron Copland, Johann Strauss, Claude Debussy and John Adams. These clips are taken from the original BBC series, Dance with the Elements.

Five musical activities to try out at home with primary school aged children. If you're self isolating or caring for children at home with schools closed these simple ideas will help keep little ones occupied while encouraging them to explore and learn about music.

Five songs to dance along to learning BSL at the same time.

BBC Bitesize – aimed at KS2. Videos and quizzes related to all the elements of music – pitch, rhythm, pulse, dynamics etc. Plus some singing tips and ideas and choir videos at the end to enjoy.

Weekly activities for primary schools, home educators and parents to share with their students. Each includes a Ten Pieces film to watch and enjoy and a linked creative activity that can be completed by children at home without any special materials or preparation. A perfect, simple and easy way to keep listening, enjoying and creating music at this time.

Videos about all the featured composers and key well-known compositions plus there are loads of other free resources available.

Free teacher classroom resources suitable for use in music lessons with primary school children at Key Stage 1 in England,

Free teacher classroom resources suitable for use in music lessons with primary school children at Key Stage 2 in England,

Birmingham Contemporary Group

Birmingham contemporary group

In this activity you will create music using things you find in the garden or park inspired by composer John Cage's Child of Tree. Click here for lots more activities from BCMG


Brain pop

Lots of great learning videos and quizzes on BrainPOP and BrainPOP jr. for everyone on music and lots of other topics. Register for FREE.



We have some great resources for you from Charanga

How to write your own rap with ideas for making a rhyming word list and a backing track to play to get you started speaking in rhythms.

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Google Chrome Music Lab

Google chrome music lab

Song maker is an easy-to-use primary resource for creating simple pieces of music using blocks of sound

Ex Cathedra

Ex cathedra

Our friends at Ex Cathedra are delighted to share SingMaker songs via their new SingMaker YouTube platform aimed at up to 11 year olds and free to access. Each Monday this summer term a new song, presented by Ex Cathedra’s SingMaker team as an interactive film, will be released (we snuck in the filming as soon as we realised a ‘stay at home’ instruction was coming) . There will be brief notes associated with each song to maximise learning and enjoyment of participation.
Follow them on Facebook for lots more exciting activities.

Katherine Fear - Music Tutor

Coventry music logo hub

Here are some fantastic YouTube videos to sing along to.

Kathy & David Blackwell

Kathy and david blackwell

These downloads on the Blackwell’s site are really useful for string players

Little Kids Rock

Little kids rock

Some great resources for kids and teachers. The team at Little Kids Rock is committed to doing all they can to help you, your kids and your communities to thrive and survive during this outbreak. They have put together solutions to help ensure that students continue to learn, grow, and benefit from the transformational power of music, even when we all have to stay away from the classroom. There are online lessons and some great links to some resources.


Online resources from our friends at the Leicestershire Music Hub.

Out of the Ark

Out of the ark

Many children will know these songs from their school assemblies, singing practises and school productions. Here are some free activities they can access from home.

Royal Opera House

Royal opera house

Royal Opera House Project – to learn and perform parts of the “Hansel and Gretel” opera. Ten 60 minute sessions working on vocal skills and characterisation with full lesson plans and music and video clips; the course is presented by CITV presenter Luke Franks. There is a certificate to print out at the end. 

Services for Education

Services for education

Services for Education have provided heaps of home-schooling resources covering a variety of topics to help you juggle working from home and home-schooling. 

Sing Up

Sing up

Sing Up are offering a Home School section with songs and worksheets that you can share with pupils who are working at home. All year groups and including sign language/Makaton.
They are also starting a daily resource for use at home or at school with words on screen. You can also find news of  their new resources on Facebook and Twitter

Team Tutti

Team tutti

Free interactive music experience for KS2 children. Team Tutti uses animated characters to deliver fun and engaging lesson content including creative challenges and quizzes to promote a deeper dive into making music using technology. Great fun!

Young Voices

Young voices

Young Voices are putting live warm-ups and songs on Facebook and YouTube: