KS1 Music: Activities and games for teachers
Ideas for music teaching games and activities for teachers to use in the classroom with primary school pupils
These clips are suitable for teaching music at Key Stage 1 in England, Foundation in Wales, Foundation KS1 in Northern Ireland and First Level in Scotland.
Teacher techniques - Teaching melodies
Teach primary school children music by getting them to take part in and create melodies.
Teacher techniques - Ha! (Ensemble music)
Try out teaching music with an ensemble for key stage one children.
Teacher techniques - 1 to 10 (Group activities)
Build a sense of togetherness when teaching music to primary school children.
Teacher techniques - 8-4-2-1 (Energising children)
Get children active in the classroom or outside with this game for key stage one primary school pupils.
Teacher techniques - Swampee (High and low pitch)
Turn recognising changes in pitch into an energetic game with this activity.
Teacher techniques - Composing melodies
For teaching primary school music, get your class composing a melody together.
Teacher techniques - Teaching rhythms
A music activity video tutorial that helps introduce rhythmic exercises.
Teacher techniques - Forbidden rhythm (Patterns and Attention)
A simple to set up game that is a fun way to use call and response whilst introducing new rhythms.
Teacher techniques - Sound detectives (Conducting and Attention)
A music activity designed to encourage listening and develop musical terminology.
Teacher techniques - Pat Pat Clap (Collective pulse)
Help your class develop a sense of pulse with this simple music game.
Teacher techniques - Mexican clap (Pulse and coordination)
Use the Mexican Clap game to teach primary school children about pitch and coordination in music.