EYFS and Primary Resources

Support to Primary Schools
MPN provides bespoke support, CPD and supporting curriculum resources to primary schools in Newcastle. Schools can also access subscriptions to online packages such as Charanga and Sing Up via MPN.
For further information, please contact georgina.biddle@newcastle.gov.uk
Charanga is world-leading music teaching and learning platform containing a vast library of resources, songs, instrumental courses and creative apps.  Providing quality-assured training, support for blended and home learning, assessment, special needs education and more, a subscription to Charanga can be accessed by schools via MPN.
For further information, please contact georgina.biddle@newcastle.gov.uk. 
Sing Up Membership gives you access to thousands of teaching resources, songs and support materials in one easy-to-navigate place, empowering you to engage, enthuse and teach your pupils.
All primary schools in Newcastle can access a Sing Up subscription via MPN.  For further information, contact georgina.biddle@newcastle.gov.uk
MPN BSL Performance Resources
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Music Partnership North Newcastle have worked with Dr Paul Whittaker OBE to develop performance resources suitable for EYFS and KS1 using British Sign Language. 
For further information, and to access the full range of resources, please contact georgina.biddle@newcastle.gov.uk.

One More Song

Song-based activity pack to help teachers address the issue of children's mental health during the current pandemic we continue to live through. 

It be can used as a one-off reflection lesson as part of your recovery curriculum or can be delivered as a 6-week creative unit. 

To receive pack click on the link, add the resource to basket, proceed to check out and the pack will be immediately available to download. 


Music Mark Recommended Resources
for EYFS and Primary Schools

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. 

Nine more resources have been added to the ‘Music At Home’ series for teachers using Yumu, Charanga’s online learning space for students. They include ‘Encore!’, a set of age-specific collections featuring three popular songs, two pieces of Classical music and a range of activities, introducing students to a variety of musical concepts. The new resources 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. For complimentary, 30-day access to the Charanga platform, click here. There’s no obligation to subscribe afterwards.

Music Express
Collins Music are offering a free 30 day trial 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 a free trial for your school, or if you are an independent music educator, visit their teacher support 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
Every week through the lockdown Hal Leonard provided free outstanding, fun and rewarding music lessons for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 that can be taught at home with no musical knowledge required. These can be found here.  To help teachers and parents review the best instrument and theory material, Hal Leonard provided free sample packs as an overview of what’s on offer.

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.

#CanDoMusic Resources for EYFS and Primary Schools

Early Years:

Early years education: 

Information on early years education, including free-to-download resources.

First Notes Early Years Music App:

Music resource app for use with Early Years packed full of exercises and activities designed to suit all ability levels to help with a child’s development in and outside of music.

ABC Creative Music Musicality Resource for Early Years:

Free trial of creative resources for 3-6 year olds.


Primary Music Toolkit:

An online toolkit from the ISM Trust to help primary school teachers better understand what music teaching is and how it can be utilised even more to bring the primary curriculum to life.

In the Gap! Fun Improvisation:

A resource designed to allow teachers to introduce basic improvisation and creative music into their lessons, which is suitable for whole class, group and individual sessions.

Making it easy for schools to perform:

Musical resources, plays and songs for children aged 3-11 aimed at being easy to use for non-music specialists.

Music and Voice Play:

An easily accessible book to help anyone to be a creative music-maker with young children. It aims to inspire parents and teachers to take young children’s enthusiasm for music and create a musically rich environment that supports all areas of learning.