Ten Pieces Musical Menu

Welcome to Ten Pieces Musical Menu – a weekly buffet of primary music activities from across the BBC. Each selection will include oven-ready music and cross-curricular resources that can be used for home learning and in the classroom. These weekly activities will be linked by a theme – pick and choose as many activities from each menu as you fancy.

The menu will vary each week and will include listening, performance, singing, well-being, cross-curricular and creative activities.

Check back weekly to discover easy and fun ways to enjoy music with your class! Bon Appétit!

Musical Menu: Johann Sebastian Bach

For: KS2 England and Wales, P4-6 Scotland and KS1-2 Northern Ireland
Links to: Music and History and supports Scottish Curriculum for Excellence
Themes: Music, notation, composition, history and instruments

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WARM UP

(3min film)
Join in with some seaside inspired warm ups with Lucy Drever and Margaret from the BBC Singers.

LEARN

(2min film)
BBC Bitesize featuring Johann Sebastian Bach.

LISTEN

(6min film)
Listen to Bach’s dramatic masterpiece Toccata and Fugue in D minor. James May explores the incredible details of Bach's piece, with organist Wayne Marshall.

Musical Menu: Animals

For: KS2 England and Wales, P4-6 Scotland and KS1-2 Northern Ireland
Links to: Music, English, Science, Dance and Art and supports Scottish Curriculum for Excellence
Themes: Animals, rhythm, dancing, drawing

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WARM UP

(2min 20s film)
Get moving to the rhythm of the funky elephant walk!

LEARN

(6min film)
Lemn Sissay explores Mason Bates' musical world of fantastical creatures

DRAW

(6min 40s film + follow on activity)
See how illustrator James Mayhew uses Stravinsky’s dazzling music to inspire him to draw – watch what he does and then create your own fantastic firebird illustration.

Musical Menu: Singing

For: KS2 England and Wales, P4-6 Scotland and KS1-2 Northern Ireland
Links to: Music, English, History and Geography and supports Scottish Curriculum for Excellence
Themes: The voice, words and syllables, instruments, performance and composition

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WARM UP

(4 min film)
Warm up and sing along with Lucy Drever and Jess from the BBC Singers.

LEARN

(4min film)
Singer Kizzy Crawford tells the story of a girl from Aberaeron, Wales, who stood out from the crowd. Watch her as she sings alongside a Welsh traditional instrument, the tabwrdd drum.

JOIN IN!

(6min 30s film)
Jessie Maryon Davies shows you how to write your very own one-word song using your voice and body percussion.

Musical Menu: Tempo

For: KS2 England and Wales, P4-6 Scotland and KS1-2 Northern Ireland
Links to: Music, English, History and Computing and supports Scottish Curriculum for Excellence
Themes: Tempo, duration, songs, rhythm, performance and composition

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WARM UP

(3 min film)
Make a musical pizza with Lucy Drever and BBC National Orchestra of Wales trumpeter Andy.

LEARN

(1min 40s film)
Learn about tempo and duration with BBC Bitesize.

PLAY IT!

(Interactive musical game)
Get started experimenting with music and explore the different elements that make up a song.

Musical Menu: Lyrics

For: KS2 England and Wales, P4-6 Scotland and KS1-2 Northern Ireland
Links to: Music, English and Art and supports Scottish Curriculum for Excellence
Themes: Lyrics, rhyming, couplets, street art and home.

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WARM UP

(3 min film)
Brrrr - it's feeling chilly this week! Let's think of some wintery words with Lucy Drever and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra violinist Elita.

CREATE

(2min 30s film)
Singer Joss Stone helps Ben, Mia, Lottie, Ajay and Akshay write lyrics for a song about school.

CREATE

(5min 30 film + creative activity)
Listen to No Place Like by Kerry Andrew and then create a rhyming work of art on the theme of “home” with Poet Angry Dan.

Musical Menu: Dynamics

For: KS2 England and Wales, P4-6 Scotland and KS1-2 Northern Ireland
Links to: Music, Art, Science and supports Scottish Curriculum for Excellence
Themes: Dynamics, opera, weather and the sea

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WARM UP

(2 min 10s film)
Sing along to the hello song with Lucy Drever and BBC Philharmonic clarinettist John.

LEARN

(2min film)
Find out what dynamics are with BBC Bitesize.

LISTEN

(4min 30s film and worksheet)
Listen to Storm Interlude from Britten's 'Peter Grimes' and hear how Britten uses dynamics to create a dramatic musical tempest. Once you have listened complete the linked worksheet.

Musical Menu: Rhythm

For: KS2 England and Wales, P4-6 Scotland and KS1-2 Northern Ireland
Links to: Music, Art, Dance, PE and supports Scottish Curriculum for Excellence
Themes: Rhythm, pulse, body percussion and how different sounds can be made

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WARM UP

(1 min 10s film)
Fire up your mind and body and get ready for the day with Lucy Drever and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra trumpeter Mark, as they warm up with you from home.

LEARN

(2 min film)
Learn about rhythm and pulse with BBC Bitesize featuring an animated Anna Meredith.

LISTEN

(3 min 20s performance film + worksheet)
Listen to Connect It by Anna Meredith; a piece that uses rhythm, voices and body percussion and complete our linked worksheet.

Musical Menu: Instruments

· For: KS2 England and Wales, P4-6 Scotland and KS1-2 Northern Ireland
· Links to: Music, Science, Art and supports Scottish Curriculum for Excellence
· Themes: Instruments of the orchestra, found sounds, how sounds are made, Cuban music and mambo rhythms

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LISTEN

(5 min film + worksheet)
Watch the BBC Philharmonic's Whistle-Stop Tour of the Orchestra and complete the linked Ten Pieces worksheet. See and hear the instruments of the orchestra, played by the musicians of the BBC Philharmonic from their own homes!

LEARN

(1 min 30s film)
Learn how sound is made and the difference between wind, string and percussion instruments with BBC Bitesize. A good introduction to how sounds are made through vibrations.

DO

(8 min film + creative activity)
As you might not have your own instruments; join BBC Concert Orchestra percussionist Stephen Whibley as he shows you how to create a Cuban Mambo in your kitchen! Aimed primarily for home learning.