Naming Song

by Bewcastle School Reception Class A simple song to sing in a circle. Very good as a calming song, a welcome song for newcomers, or a way for visitors to learn children’s names. After each naming sentence, people choose three places on their body to make percussive sounds, a gesture or sign. E.g. – touch tip of nose, knees and toes. When saying the person’s name everyone extends their hand to them in a welcome sign.

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Wolf Chant

Dave Camlin, Alison Scott, Bassenthwaite KEY STAGE 2

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BACKING TRACKS:

Cameron Harris, Ashley Bell, UCC. descending bassline in Em, rock feel – 2 minutes of backing for people to improvise to, work out riffs, practice rhythms etc.
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2 chord riff (backing to Vamos a Caminar (see songs with spanish words page)
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Meine Oma

Funny song, about a practical Grandmother who does things like drive a motorbike in the chicken coop and has glasses with curtains etc. From the original by Robert Steidl (1865-1927). Shared by Korinna Hedinger-Farrell
Suitable for Key Stages 2 and 3.

Audio | lyrics | translation

Gathered Together

By Alison Scott and Emily Hallewell A haunting melody to sing round the campfire, with drums and percussion and descriptive movements
KEY STAGE 2 & 3.

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Fire!

Ems Featherstone, Alison Scott, Penrith Singing Squad A great song to sing with energy with three interlocking parts KEY STAGE 2 & 3.

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Come play my game

Sharon Durant Upbeat with a great groove. Witty song about playing computer games, going on Bebo etc. Main melody and counter melodies. Worth spending time to learn all the parts – great finale song for a concert.
Audio | piano backing | score

Beep! Beep! – Bridget Cousins

A fun song delighting in driving a C3 – different strands weave together in a great way. Especially suitable for adults in warm-up and break-the-ice sessions.

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An Adventure

Jilly Jarman, written for Stainton School, Penrith, Cumbria. Pop – easy harmonies and easy piano accompaniment. Short song in sections, about life at school.

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Tomatensalat

Tomato Salad – funny tongue twister
Suitable for Key Stages 2 and 3.

score – version from Sue Gibbs
score – new version from Corinna | mp3