Creative Classrooms Connect
Welcome to Creative Classrooms Connect, a space for primary school teachers to access, share and respond to music-making resources created by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, primary teachers and other experts in music education. We regularly upload ideas for classroom music activities, with which we invite teachers to interact.
This article includes resources to prepare children for, or work with them in response to the LPO's Key Stage 1 BrightSparks concert on Thursday 10 February 2022. Even without attending the concert, you can still use the PDF Teachers' Pack to deliver creative music and cross-curricular activities in class, based on Paul Rissmann’s Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants.
This resource is designed to help you and your class use music to explore the Sound topic in the National Curriculum Science programme of study for Year 4. In this project we invite you to use musical instruments to identify key practical components of the Sound topic and also introduce your children to orchestral instruments and the way they work, ending by coming together as a class to make your own home-made orchestra!
This article includes resources to prepare children for, or work with them in response to the LPO's Key Stage 2 BrightSparks concert taking place on Wednesday 3 November 2021. Even if you can't attend the concert, you can still use the PDF Teachers' Pack to deliver creative composition projects in class, based on Hector Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique.
This resource is designed to help you and your class use Gustav Holst’s The Planets suite in the classroom. We have found that by working in a creative, hands-on way children can begin to understand and enjoy the repertoire the London Philharmonic Orchestra performs and this in turn can enliven your music lessons. We’ve outlined the background to the piece and how to listen it. We've also included a creative project that shows you how to create your own version of the most famous section – Mars.