Hampshire Music Service resources

Online Resources

Primary Curriculum Resources are available free to Hampshire Maintained schools.

These include:

  • Planning documents
  • Units for ideas to play with
  • Archived booklets
  • Examples of units of work

Use your Primary Music Curriculum username and password to log in.

To give you a taster of the materials found in the 'Secure Area', we are making two documents available to you for free:

Non-Hampshire schools can buy archived publications and units of work for the current Ideas to play with publication for £25 each.
Contact clare.burton@hants.gov.uk to purchase
eNewsletters

The primary and special schools eNewsletter is emailed to Hampshire Maintained schools for free at the beginning of every term. They give updates on all the recent national music updates, events and projects coming up as well as CPD opportunities. If you are the music coordinator at your Hampshire school and are not receiving these, then let us know so that we can add you to our distribution list.

Song of the Week

Song of the Week song bank is a free resource for Hampshire schools. Each half term you can explore a new song to use in the classroom or with your choir for each week of term. Our team of vocal specialists have carefully selected and written songs to suit primary voices which are easy to use regardless of your singing experience. You will find songs from lots of different genres, some unaccompanied and others with backing tracks and there will always be a ‘sing along’ video track to help with learning the song. Each song will also have a ‘hints and tips’ page with further ideas so that you can explore the song in as little or as much detail as you like!

This resource can be purchased by non Hampshire (out of county or independent) schools for £30 per academic year.

Here's a taster of our very first Song of the Week back in September 2014:

BBC Ten Pieces

The Hampshire Music Service are delighted to be a BBC Ten Pieces Champion!

Ten Pieces is an exciting new national initiative for all 21,000 primary schools in the UK, led by BBC Learning and the BBC performing groups, focusing on classical music and creativity. It aims to introduce a generation of children to a range of classical music and inspire them to use the music as a stimulus for their own creativity. Pupils may respond to the pieces of music through music composition, dance, digital art and other art forms as well as taking part in performances of the pieces.

Vocal Publications

Hampshire Music Service's vocal team have been busy creating new publications for working with early years and primary-aged children.

Email us to order any of these collections:

Song of the Week (2015-16 collection)

127 page publication (£20)

Song of the week is our growing song bank of resources for primary schools. It provides resources and guidance to enable all practitioners to improve their teaching of singing and ultimately the singing quality of their group – from class singing and whole-school singing assemblies, to developing a choir.

This resource includes:

40 songs from a wide range of themes, topics, styles and cultures that are used to develop different vocal skills and techniques Comprehensive hints and tips on how to get the best from your singers

  • Accessible material, with pointers on age suitability
  • Clearly laid out music which can be photocopied
  • Lyrics sheets that can be copied for your choir (no more sitting typing them out)
  • A CD of performance and backing tracks
  • Competition finalists for the Christmas song of the week competition (2016)

Singing from the beginning - Early Years publication

74 page publication (£7.99)

This publication is a practical guide for music in the early years. It is packed full of carefully chosen songs and activities that are easy to dip into. It includes a wide repertoire of tried and tested songs and suggestions for how to give children a creative, inspiring musical start in life, to encourage them to be “Singing from the beginning”!

The songs and activities are suitable for babies, toddlers, pre-school and Reception children. The 'One To One Songs' and the 'Spoken Rhymes', for example, are perfect for babies, whilst the 'Circle Songs' and 'Role Play Songs' work brilliantly in pre-school and Reception classes. Many of the songs are set to familiar tunes, some have new, simple tunes. The notation for the songs can be found at the back of the book, and the link to audio files (not provided with the sample) will help practitioners learn the songs.

FREE SAMPLE, from 'Action Songs' chapter...

Song of the Week (2014-15 collection)

123 page publication (£20)

This is our original hard copy collection.

This resource includes:

  • 40 songs from a wide range of themes, topics, styles and cultures that are used to develop different vocal skills and techniques Comprehensive hints and tips on how to get the best from your singers
  • Accessible material, with pointers on age suitability
  • Clearly laid out music which can be photocopied
  • Lyrics sheets that can be copied for your choir (no more sitting typing them out)
  • CD's of performance and backing tracks
  • Competition finalists for the Christmas song of the week competition (2014)
Instrument Loan Scheme for Hampshire Special Schools

Principles

Special Schools in Hampshire can access these instrument sets by selecting the relevant Credit in the ‘Special Schools Annual Subscription’. Full details are sent to all schools selecting the ‘Access to Instruments’ option within the Annual Subscription.

No further costs will be levied by Hampshire Music Service for the loan of the instruments (apart from repair/replacement of equipment as a result of damage or misuse).

Equipment will be loaned for half a term at a time.

Schools using the equipment must make their own arrangements for the collection of the equipment from the previous school.

Schools using the equipment will be provided with contacts for specialist tutors who would be able to visit the schools to work with staff and / or pupils in the use of the equipment. The costs of any such visits would need to be borne by the schools.

Equipment available: each set can provide access for up to 15 pupils

Set 1: Tuned Percussion

Including several bass instruments and tone chimes. Suitable for exploring simple chords, arrangements, playing simple tunes.

Set 2: African Percussion

Suitable for exploring the music of Africa and other rhythm and story-telling work.

Set 3: Samba

Suitable for exploring Samba and other rhythm work.

Set 4: Heuristic Boxes

A set of six boxes with a wide variety of diverse sound and textures to stimulate investigation, designed for independent exploration.

Set 5: Junk percussion

Suitable for all types of rhythm work, including oil drums, water canisters, gas pipes, shopping trolley, etc - all reclaimed and cleaned ready for use, with access for up to 30 pupils.

Set 6: Bamboo Tamboo

Suitable for exploring rhythmic work, accompany singing, movement and music making activities as a group.