Award-winning Music resources designed to enthuse and engage learners
Daydream Education offer a range of colourful and informative Music resources for key topics such as musical elements, musical notes, instruments, dynamics and genres and are designed to work alongside the National Curriculum, covering Key Stages 2 and 3 and GCSE.
Our vibrant and eye-catching resources engage pupils in the study of music, allowing them to apply their knowledge and understanding.
Compatible with all interactive touch screens, PCs and Macs, our ready-made content and activities provide schools with a versatile e-learning solution that can be easily incorporated into existing lesson plans.
No nonsense, just colourful and engaging content!
Packed full of presentations, notes, games and worksheets the touchscreen software caters for pupils of all learning styles and abilities, and promotes both group and independent learning.
What are the key benefits?
- Easy-to-use for both teachers and pupils.
- Clear and concise curriculum-based content.
- Ready-made plenary, summary and starter activities.
- Suitable for both personalised and group learning.
- Caters for all learning styles.
- Easily incorporated into existing lesson plans.
Interactive Chart Screens
The interactive chart screens contain a wealth of curriculum-based content and interactivities to engage students and encourage whole-class involvement. All text and images in the software can be removed and revealed to control the pace of the lesson.
Interactive and Printable Quizzes
The quizzes are a great way of testing student’s knowledge of the key topics covered in each content pack. The multi-format quizzes are great starter, summary and plenary activities that can be performed as a class activity or individually for independent learning.
All fun features have been designed to engage students and encourage learning through competition and enjoyment. Not all fun features follow the same format so students always have a variety of assessment formats.
The ready-made worksheets save teachers valuable preparation time and are an ideal assessment tool.
Our visual and attention grabbing Music posters have been designed to engage and enthuse pupils. The charts are a great way of improving understanding whilst also brightening up the school environment.
The posters combine clear and concise curriculum-based content with striking images and graphics to engage pupils and reinforce learning. They also provide a constant visual reminder of the basic elements of music to the students.
These colourful and engaging reference books are simple yet effective learning aids that help pupils with class work, homework and revision. The books simplify key topics, breaking them down into easy to digest chunks of information to help improve pupils’ confidence and understanding.
Our Music Content Packs combine quality curriculum-based content and the latest technology to deliver a comprehensive yet easy-to-use interactive software package.
The packs contain over 100 audio files, providing teachers and pupils with a valuable library of instrument sounds and musical extracts. The interactive quizzes, worksheets and fun features reinforce and test understanding of important topics such as Musical Elements and Musical Notes.
Music Posters & Revision Guides
What is Music?
Music is an organised combination of sounds and silent moments created by a flowing composition. The main components of music are melody, harmony and rhythm. Music can be created using a wide variety of different instruments and vocal techniques. For many people, music is also an art form; an expression of inner thoughts and emotions. Throughout the world, music is used to entertain audiences in concerts, festivals and a wide variety of other events. People often enjoy being able to listen to music, especially when they're able to sing or dance along with the songs being performed. Music has been a part of society throughout human history and continues to play a major role in the lives of many people today.
What are the Benefits of Listening to Music?
Regularly listening to music can bring a whole host of benefits to an individual. Songs are often able to reach us on intellectual and emotional levels, whilst creating rich experiences for both the musician and listener. There are many different genres of music available, including pop, classical, jazz, rock, folk, blues, hip-hop, country, reggae and many more. Each genre, sub-genre, artist/band and song itself will have a different purpose. Different types of music will be designed to relax, motivate, excite or engage us. In relation to exercise, music can often help us to perform more intensely and for longer periods of time. Music can also have a cathartic effect, helping to alleviate our worries and improve our mood and concentration.
Why Study Music?
Music is a majorly diverse subject that encompasses areas of both practical and theoretical work. If music is currently your hobby, then studying it at school, college or university will allow you to develop your passion and build upon your existing talent. Singing, rapping and/or playing an instrument are all brilliantly creative outlets that help students to express their thoughts and emotions. Working alongside others who are musically inclined will help to provide inspiration, motivation and offer new and exciting opportunities for collaboration. If you're considering a career in music, then having an official music qualification will reassure future employers of your commitment and talent for the field.
What Skills will I Get from Studying Music?
The varied nature of music will allow all students to develop a wide range of transferable skills that can be applied to many different professions. Teamwork, communication, critical thinking, research, time-management and problem-solving are all fundamental employability skills that will be enhanced through the study of music. Music students, especially those who have been playing an instrument from a young age, will also learn to become more self-motivated, patient and disciplined. This is because there are no shortcuts wihen it comes to music; the only way of building upon musical ability and improving performance is through regular practice and commitment.
What Music Careers are There?
As music is such a broad field of study, there are countless avenues and areas that music students can explore upon completion of their course. Whether you prefer the creative, business or technical aspects of music, there are a wide variety of jobs available. These can range from some of the more traditional roles, such as singers, musicians, performers and songwriters, to roles that people might not naturally associate with a music course. These include, but are not limited to, marketing, PR, event management, artist management, teaching, merchandising and journalism. The UK music industry is vast and diverse, providing ample opportunities for all music students who have the drive and passion to succeed.
How can Music Posters be Used?
Music posters can be used in secondary school classrooms to clearly display KS3 and GCSE relevant content, including information about music notes, duration, tempo, music symbols and dynamics. This will help students to improve their knowledge and basic understanding of musical theory. Music posters can also be used by teachers to reference key terms, theories or ideas throughout lessons. This will help to create a dynamic and engaging learning environment for music students of all abilities. Large, colourful music posters are guaranteed to improve the decoration of any music classroom and have a positive impact on the motivation and engagement levels of all pupils.
How to Revise Music
Revision is essential to success in any subject and music is no exception! Music revision can often be broken down into three key segments: understanding, listening and performing. Many students will find that using a comprehensive revision guide, rewriting notes and drawing memorable diagrams will help them to retain essential musical knowledge in relation to the understanding (or theoretical) side of music. Your music revision can be adapted to suit your individual learning style and should be incorporated into your daily routine so as not to become boring or overwhelming. Always remember that effective revision happens well in advance of your test or exam and includes regular breaks.
What are Music Pocket Posters?
Daydream Education's Music Pocket Posters are compact and simple reference guides that can be used by both KS3 and GCSE pupils to supplement homework, classwork and revision. The music revision guide covers four broad sections of music: musical elements, music theory, musical instruments and music history. The perfect alternative to text-heavy revision guides, Daydream Education's Music Pocket Poster is an effective way to refresh knowledge taught in the classroom. The revision guide uses concise language, attractive images and clear designs to provide a basic understanding of music for all secondary school students.
At Daydream Education, we provide educational posters and revision guides for a wide range of subjects, from Music and Music Technology to Drama, English and History! If you would like to order any of our products, or if you have any questions, feel free to get in touch today.