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Musical Contexts does not endorse these “Cover Activities” as suitable for “long-term cover” where young people should be given the opportunity to continue active music making. 

Rather, as providing a bank of “Emergency Cover” activities for one-off lessons where setting practical music work proves impractical.






My Top Ten Playlist

Pupils create their own “Top Ten Playlist” for Spotify or iTunes giving names/titles and artist/bands/composers/groups, together with a reason for their choice of songs or music for a variety of situations and stimuli with an extension task of designing a CD cover which could be used to this “compilation” album.

Planning your own

Music Festival

Pupils plan their own Music Festival considering a variety of requirements including location and venue, artists and bands, catering and security and design a “site plan” of their Festival.

Musical Spellings

Pupils will require a Dictionary or access to computers/internet to correct some commonly misspelled musical words, together with giving “musical” definitions.

The Elements of Music Activity Sheet

Pupils find the missing words regarding the Elements of Music within a word search grid, design a poster to illustrate one of the Elements of Music and describe how music and the Elements of Music could be used to describe a 6-scene “Haunted Castle” storyboard.

George’s Bad Day

Pupils decipher the missing words in a story, using treble clef staff notation with an extension task of identifying and creating their own story using treble clef staff notation to replace some of the words. 


Music Puzzles Pack 1

The first in a series of “Music Puzzles”, this pack contains a word search relating to songs and singing, a musical instrument crossword/acrostic and a musical signs and symbols Sudoku (answers provided!)