Praise for Music Express from schools and Music specialists
“I’m really impressed with Music Express. It offers great ideas for class teachers and you can immediately identify cross-curricular links. The plans are adaptable so you can differentiate and schools can be assured of well-sequenced progression, which is particularly useful if you don’t have a music specialist. Having all the resources online is brilliant, and the site is easy to navigate. It’s exactly what specialists and non-specialists need – there’s nothing else like it.”
Hayley Warren, Deputy Head Teacher, St John’s Cathedral Catholic Primary School
“Music Express is a ‘complete’ scheme which ensures all children receive a wide, varied, progressive and engaging music curriculum. The activities build and extend their musical experiences through structured lessons which also allow the teacher to extend or support wherever necessary to suit the individual needs of the children and the school situation. I use the entire scheme as a basis of my planning for the whole school’s weekly music lessons for EYFS to year 6.”
Rachel Moorhouse, Music Co-ordinator, William Law CE Primary School
“Music Express is a life saver. It follows the National Curriculum guidelines and is easy to use. As a specialist, it provides me with excellent resources and the non-specialist staff who also deliver music enjoy using it.
The children love the songs and activities. They use the instruments and compose. I don’t have to worry about progression as the scheme provides it.”
Gill Flowers, Music Coordinator, St. Michael’s C of E Primary School Louth
“I am hugely impressed with this.
Music Express is a complete scheme of work for music, which can be used in its entirety, or ‘dipped into’, secure in the knowledge that it was developed by acknowledged experts in the field. Activities are imaginative and varied, including plenty of singing, chanting, movement, playing of percussion, and improvisation/composition.
Less experienced teachers, or those pushed for time, can deliver straight from the website or book (+discs) – everything is there: video clips, soundtracks, words, instructions for activities, learning focuses, and very useful ideas for extended learning activities.
However, the hidden strength of this resource is its tremendous flexibility. It is topic based, and cross-curricular links are suggested but individual activities are discrete and can be transplanted from one year group to another, and across related topics, as you become familiar with the wealth of ideas.”
Ann Wright, Music Specialist