Our directory of music schemes of work and lesson planning for the 2014 National Primary Curriculum.
Arts Enterprise Limited
Music Playtime is a complete, topic-based music scheme for EYFS and KS1 teachers - choose either plan, or both. Music Playtime is ideal for non-specialists - you'll learn exactly what to do in music, why it's important and how to do it, with friendly advice and over 100 demo videos. If you are a music specialist or school music lead, you'll find fantastic ideas that you may not have tried before. Music Playtime was specially commissioned by the Lancashire Music Service and the activities were tried, tested and approved by children and teachers in local schools.
"... an invaluable resource to all those working with Early Years and Key Stage 1 children...The sheer quality and level of imagination of the material is outstanding" – Howard Seymour, Music Educationist & Retired Ofsted Inspector
EYFS & KS1
Each of the 15 topic-based units is a medium-term plan, with plenty of material for a half-term’s lessons
Help with individual lesson planning, assessment and record-keeping
Covers all the Elements of Music in a wide range of activities
Supports: Early Years & Key Stage 1, England; Foundation, Wales; Early Years & Foundation Key Stage 1, Northern Ireland; Early & First Level, Scotland; SEND
Music Playtime was created by Sandy Holland, experienced class teacher and former lecturer in Music Education at Edge Hill University and the University of Cumbria. Extra, expert support for your music teaching is available by arrangement - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
"This is an outstanding (using Ofsted speak) music education resource where the love of music is at its very essence. As a practitioner myself in this area for nearly 30 years there are plenty of new ideas that I will be introducing into my school in the future!" - Karen Marshall, EYFS & KS1 Music Educator and Consultant, Extract from Music Teacher magazine review, May 2020
"Music Playtime is an excellent resource for teachers working with Nursery or Key Stage 1 children because it provides everything that is necessary for an effective learning experience and can be used confidently by someone who doesn’t feel too sure of themselves in a musical environment" – Richard Crozier, Music Education Consultant & Former OFSTED inspector
By annual subscription: EYFS £70; KS1 £70; EYFS & KS1 combined £120. Free trial - no card needed! Discounts available for music services or academy trusts. To enquire about multiple subscriptions please use the Multi-subscription enquiry form.