Keeping children active
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The ‘Road Safety Summer Challenge’ tasks children to go out and about with an adult and take photographs of specific locations. Then they need to think about what could be a challenge there and tell us what they could do to make sure that they stay safe.
Well being Resources
Road safety Resources
More music resources added – 28th April 20
Beat Goes On
Stomp style body percussion – episode 2! See below if you missed episode 1.
RSNO (Royal Scottish National Orchestra) Music Challenges
These are musical activities you can do at home with things you can find around the house – including your voice. There are 5 challenges and videos are led by members of the RSNO. They do a demonstration of each challenge and then explain how to do it.
Camerata Mini Music Makers
Practical music making activities with professional musicians. You will also learn a little bit about the instruments they play.
Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/manccamerata or via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ManchesterCamerata /Episode 1 Key Stage 1 Instrument – Piano. You will need a small container with a lid (butter tub/Tupperware type box), small items to put inside (rice/pasta/beads), paper and drawing things (pencils/crayons)
Episode 2 Key Stage 2 Instrument – French Horn. You will need Lego to build an instrument, (if you don’t have Lego you can use anything you have at home i.e. spoons on a pan, rice or pasta in a tub to make sounds.)
Episode 3 Key Stage 1 Instrument – Violin. You will need a piece of paper, pens or Crayons (blue/green/yellow/black)
Episode 4 Key Stage 2 Instrument – Tuba. You will need household objects to make different sounds (the sounds you need will be explained during the episode)
Episode 5 Key Stage 2 Instrument – Piano. You will need paper and drawing materials, noise makers (spoons on pans/homemade shakers)
Episode 6 Key Stage 2 Instrument – French Horn. You will need paper and pens, Keyboard App
Royal Opera House, creative learning at home
Lots of interesting activities, videos to watch and things to create – Suitable for ages 5 – 11
BBC School Radio www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio
Some great resources here with video/audio downloads for Early Years, KS1 & KS2.
Eg – A to Z of Nursery Rhymes, Medleys, Action Songs etc
Primary Music video resources on traditional stories, themes and topics,
KS1 & KS2 Songs, again listed with themes and topics.
Bring The Noise www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise
Free primary school music, songs and resources for teachers, pupils and parents.
For EY and KS1 with plenty of activities, tips, games, warm ups, SEND guidance and ideas to try at home.
Out of the Ark www.outoftheark.co.uk
These are currently offering 7 free songs for use at home or in school, with downloadable resources and ideas for other activities. There is also a promise of more over the following weeks. These are all suitable for KS1 & KS2. We’ll be linking up with Out of the Ark in the new academic year for our Knowsley Singing Challenge so it’s a good opportunity for schools to become familiar with the platform.
Blue Peter Music Badge
This is surprisingly easy to earn and the badge is designed by Ed Sheeran!