Upper Primary: Literacy through Creative Music


• Creativity • Lyric & Melody writing • Working in Groups • Performance Skills
Focussed on any topic your class is studying. 

ABC staff deliver bespoke creative music projects involving composition of raps, melodies and songs,
incorporating topic-based lyric writing, melody composition and instrumental and vocal performance.

Focussed on your class' topics and adapted to the needs and abilities of each class.  
Self-reflective diaries and opportunities to role-play performances prepare children to present their work in front of a real audience.

We can incorporate a training component to support your teachers, or teachers can just observe and enjoy taking part.


P4 SONG writing/Instrumental Project:

Topic "LEGO"

Clackmannan Primary School P4 class, worked in small groups using ABC Create With Pitch resources and the ABC Pitch composer to create a 2-pitch composition, using 'Happy' Pitch Palettes, and then added lyrics relating to their their topic 'Lego'.


Their artwork on the topic was used to make this video, along with footage of the children playing and singing their compositions.


Everyone loved it at the open night and our Depute said it was one of the best pieces of work he had ever seen! The kids were delighted.   

Grace Petrie   P4 Teacher

P5 SONG writing/Instrumental Project:

TOPIC "Professor Leyton Video Game"

Clackmannan Primary School P5 class, worked in small groups, and each group used ABC Create With Pitch resources and the ABC Pitch composer.

Groups created a 3-pitch composition using Pitch Palettes coded for the emotion 'Magic', and then added lyrics relating to their their topic 'Professor Leyton Video Game' which included themes of a Puzzles, Mystery, the Golden Apple, Murder and is in part in French.

Listen to their compositions below.

NB: All the melodies were composed by the P5 children, who were recorded singing and playing the songson tuned percussion, and then set in musical arrangements  by ABC founder Phil Bancroft.

Group Name: Memorising Monkeys

Group Name: Rancid Rhinos

Group Name: The Vamps



Typical Project Outcomes:


Musical + Expressive Arts Outcomes

Developing confidence and an undertanding of the creative process- children composed the melodies in small groups using online pitch composers as part of ABC's Create With Pitch programme- see here for more info.

Instrumental performance and rhythmic skills- playing simple two, three or four note melodies on chime bars is a challenge for many Primary school children- engagement and ownership is increased when children have composed the melodies themselves.

Singing skills, pitch and group performance- the whole class sung everyone's compositions, develping singing skills and a sense of belonging and pride in the finished video.

Literacy Outcomes

Constructing meaningful short phrases around a class topic.

Understanding the number of syllables in a word.

Matching the syllable structure of words to the rhythmic structure of a composition.

Gaining confidence in manipulating and moving text.

Exploring ideas of rhyme.

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