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.
Skura From East London, South Africa comes this great action song written by a young composer. It has caught on with young people and at Sing Up training sessions as an immediate hit with rhythms, actions and easy optional harmonies. See version with newly-devised written words by a local school under ‘May The Force Be With You’ KEY STAGE 2 to adult
Calypso carol about everyone being important, whoever they are and wherever they come from. Easy trumpet, flute and violin parts composed by Beaconside School children. KEY STAGE 1, 2, 3, 4
score with instruments | actions
Fun song that explores pitch intervals using a number game.
score | actions
Warm-up song with a fun look at sol fa. With actions.
KEY STAGE 1, 2, 3
score | actions | mp3
Bridget Cousins A lovely French/English greeting song written for children at Bramfield Primary School who are learning to speak French – with circle game.
score | mp3 | actions
Simple song with easy and fun responses, written during Eden Valley Singing Squad session. Works well in a round with actions.
mp3 | score
Lively pop song with piano accompaniment. No harmonies. Two versions of lyrics, one about rivers around the world, the other, suitable for KEY STAGE 1 as well, is about animals and birds around the world. Good with actions.
Audio | Score
Traditional childrens song, fun and easy to sing, with actions taking the place of missing words.
Suitable for Key Stage 2 and 3.
Audio | score with lyrics, translation and actions