BBC Bitesize – From Monday 20th April, BBC Bitesize will be publishing daily online lessons for all ages. They will also have a new dedicated TV channel full of learning content, podcasts on BBC Sounds and loads of educational video on iPlayer:

HMDT – If you’re looking for more activities to do with your children, then why not try HMDT’s new schools’ project How to Create Your Own Puppet ShowThis online project is perfect for learning the curriculum through the arts. A series of films in Art, Drama and Music give you all the tools for building all the elements for your show, including developing a character and story, making puppets and a backdrop from materials lying around the house and creating your own songs and sound effects. Decide whether to create your show around a story you know or make up, or perhaps around something learnt in history or science.

Do send HMDT a film of your completed show and so they can showcase it on their website! Email:


Sound and Music – A ‘Minute of Listening’, Sound and Music’s curated educational resources for EYFSKS1 and KS2 pupils, takes children on a sonic journey through a wealth of listening experiences. Content has been devised to support the teaching of the National Curriculum and promote reflective listening, creative thinking, and the development of cognitive skills. Collections feature music and sound from across the globe, with contributions from world-renowned composers, artists and musicians, seminal record labels and cultural organisations and are completely free of charge to access during COVID-19. You can access the resource here.

Cultural rather than strictly musical, many museums and galleries are now offering fantastic virtual tours of their exhibits.   From the British Museum in London to the Guggenheim Museum in New York, from the Musee d’Orsay in Paris to the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, there is so much to explore. Find out more here

Barney Musician – One of our fantastic Hackney Music Teachers, Barney is compiling a list of music links for remote learning on his webpage that families can check out. The page contains a mixture of musical and other lovely education resources and is well worth an explore – you can read more here

Beat Goes On – Body Percussion Sessions and Junk Percussion Guides are being offered by Beat Goes On. You can join by visiting their YouTube Channels here and by viewing their free resources here.

David Walliams’ Marvellous Musical Podcasts – listen here.

Explore more online resources here