Essential subject materials (Music)
A selection of useful materials for teaching primary school Music linked to the Kapow Primary scheme of work
Planning materials for Music
Three useful documents to support in planning the teaching of primary school Music:
- Long-term plans to assist in the delivery of the Kapow Primary lessons. We offer a standard and condensed version of our plans to suit the needs of your school.
- A progression of skills and knowledge overview document for music highlighting how Kapow Primary's scheme of work ensures progressions in key music skills and knowledge from EYFS to Year 6.
- A curriculum overview showing how
Teacher skills videos
Music teacher skills videos
A collection of teacher skills videos presented by Dr Liz Stafford, an expert in music education with over 20 years teaching experience. The videos cover a range of musical skills and techniques including tempo, rhythm, reading staff notation, dynamics, composing and improvising, and more, helping teachers get the best out of the Kapow Primary Music scheme.
Knowledge organisers for Music
Music: Y1 Knowledge organisers
Visual summaries of the key vocabulary and facts for each of the Kapow Primary Year 1 Music units. Suitable for printing on A4 or larger sizes for classroom display. These resources can be used to aid the children's learning of the units and to recap the teaching of the unit. Children benefit from eye-catching pictures, musical imagery, key vocabulary and more. These Knowledge organisers highlight the main learning covered in the units, and follow the National Curriculum scheme of work, in line…
Music: Y2 Knowledge organisers
A collection of Key Stage 1, Year 2, Music resources, complimenting the teaching covered in the Year 2 Kapow Primary Music units, which can be found here . These classroom resources, called Knowledge organisers, are visual summaries of the key elements found within the lessons, including vocabulary, musical terminology,…
Music: Y3 Knowledge organisers
Access Music resources for Year 3 pupils, which give pupils an overview of the Music units Kapow Primary offers. These resources offer visual summaries of the key elements found within the Music lesson plans, including vocabulary, musical imagery, instrument names and definitions, and encapsulate the Kapow Primary scheme of work for Year 3 Music. These resources can be printed in A3 and displayed in the classroom or handed out individually to the children. Children can use these bold, eye-catching…
Music: Y4 Knowledge organisers
These Knowledge organisers complement the Music Kapow Primary units of lessons. Encapsulating the key learning covered over a unit, these resources provide eye-catching images for the children to engage with, revision of the terminology and vocabulary, diagrams to memorise and provide visual aid, and more. From Rock and roll to Samba, the Kapow Primary Knowledge organisers provide a fresh, inviting take on unit revision and progression of musical skills. These resources can be displayed in your…
Music: Y5 Knowledge organisers
Knowledge organisers for Key stage 2 year 5 pupils, offering pupils an overview of the Music units Kapow Primary offers. These resources offer visual summaries of the key elements found within the Music lesson plans, including vocabulary, musical imagery, instrument names and definitions, and encapsulate the Kapow Primary scheme of work for Year 5 Music. These resources can be printed in A3 and displayed in the classroom or handed out individually to the children. Children can use these bold,…
Music: Y6 Knowledge organisers
Knowledge organisers for the six Kapow Primary key stage 2 year 6 units: Film music, Songs of WW2, Dynamics, pitch and tempo, Themes and variations, Advanced rhythms and Leaver's song. These units cover the requirements for the national curriculum for Music, providing opportunities to the children to sing, participate in listening activities, compose notation, learn about the Kodaly method and much more. The units provide lesson plans for teachers, teacher videos explaining the key activities…
Music Knowledge organisers (KS2 Instrumental)
Knowledge organisers for the six Kapow Primary Key stage 2 whole-class Instrumental music units. Following the Model Music Curriculum, non-statutory guidance for the National curriculum in England.
The units focus on the music, culture and history of six geographical areas: South Africa, the Caribbean, South America, Indonesia, India and North America, while providing opportunities for children to sing, participate in listening activities, compose music and give instrumental performances.
Other helpful resources
Music Assessment spreadsheet for KS1 and KS2
Music: List of songs, artists and composers
Music: Equipment list
Music: Three I’s: Intent, implementation and impact