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Key Stage 2 projects

A flexible range of singing programmes and workshops are available to meet the specific needs and timetables of individual schools

DDMP logoDerby & Derbyshire Music Partnership's Singing Support Team provide a range of programmes for all primary levels and abilities, as well as bespoke projects and advice to cater for your school's needs − all delivered by trained singing teachers.


Featured: Silent Singing Projects

With extra control measures in place at the moment, Silent Singing using Makaton signing is an exciting alternative for KS2 classes to continue music-making for those schools that would prefer not to sing with their pupils right now.

An exciting alternative to singing using Makaton signs, supporting schools to experience the benefits of singing whilst extra control measures are in place

Our Key Stage 2 projects

Find out more about our projects below. If you want to know more, or are interested in booking a project for your school, use the link below to get in touch with us. 

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The Derbyshire Songbook Project

The Derbyshire Songbook is an exciting and brand new classroom resource for singing - free to schools when they sign up to a Derbyshire Songbook Project.

The Derbyshire Songbook is a MUST HAVE teaching resource, FREE to every primary and junior school that takes part in one of our Derbyshire Songbook Projects.

The Derbyshire Songbook is an exciting and brand new classroom resource for singing - free to schools when they sign up to a Derbyshire Songbook Project

Sing4Life

A programme of ten weekly sessions to support the teaching of singing in Key Stage 2.

Each 45 minutes session includes physical warm-ups, musical games, a wide variety of songs with a range of challenges to stretch the vocal and musical capabilities of pupils; tailored to the ability of each class; all supporting the National Curriculum for Music.

If appropriate, a performance to the rest of the school, and sometimes to parents, is arranged at the end of the project to celebrate all that has been achieved.

A CPD session for school staff can also be arranged as part of this programme, to aid class teachers in the development of singing during and after the programme.

Sing2gether!

A cluster project bringing local schools together for a mass choir performance. Each school receives three one-hour sessions led by a member of the Singing Support Team, culminating in a final performance with all schools, to an audience of family and school friends.

More challenging repertoire is selected as the different harmony parts are shared out between the schools, resulting in an impressive performance.

A joint CPD session is offered to any member of staff from participating schools, to boost their confidence when singing with their class.

  • This project is currently unavailable due to COVID-19 restrictions

Singing Summer Schools

Three-day courses are regularly arranged for the start of the summer holidays for pupils in years 3 - 8, at various locations around the city and county.

These courses feature musical games and activities which lead into work on songs and concert pieces. The course concludes with a performance open to family and friends.

Bespoke programmes

Bespoke singing programmes and workshops can be tailored to specific needs and occasions of schools. This may include one-off workshops, targeted activities to encourage boys to sing, holiday activities, and for school-organised concerts or events.

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A flexible range of singing programmes and workshops for KS1 are available to meet the specific needs and timetables of individual schools