Tag Archives: songs

Issue 104: Sambalele (is a monkey)

This is a neat little song about a monkey. I’ve come across it in a number of different versions, all with roughly the same tune, but with varied lyrics and slightly altered rhythms. This is the version that I am … Continue reading

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Issue 81: www.singforpleasure.org.uk

Years and years ago I bought a set of songbooks from “Sing for Pleasure”. Their website is here:  http://www.singforpleasure.org.uk/ and you can buy the booklets individually from a few pounds each. The investment was Well Worth the Money! Although there is … Continue reading

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Issue 63: Learning the words

I’ve always been far better at learning the tune than at remembering the words of songs. However, I have usually managed to learn all the words for all the Christmas Productions every year. This comes of spending whole afternoons teaching them … Continue reading

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Issue 60: Resource for Traditional Songs

I just stumbled upon this! http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/schoolradio/subjects/earlylearning/nurserysongs My word, what a great free resource! You get audio, video, lyrics, and a link to a “Sounds Stimulus Library”. Definitely worth a visit, and not just for Early Years classes.

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Issue 24: Journey into Space – Composition

Several schools that I work in as a class music teacher are doing “space” as their Keystage 2 topic for the term. This is a great topic for linking all sorts of different subject areas together. Linking into Literacy: I found that … Continue reading

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Issue 20: Internet resources for Chinese New Year, Monday 23rd January

Happy New Year! And in just a couple of weeks, Happy Chinese New Year! This year will the the year of the dragon which will give plenty of scope for exciting and colourful activities. A quick search on YouTube will … Continue reading

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Issue 18: Radio 4 – What a resource!

I was using radio 4 iplayer to catch up on “Book of the Week” broadcasts, and idly searched on schools and music. Talk about findng buried treasure! Wow! Here is the home page, where you will find all the material sorted by … Continue reading

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Issue 17: Gaudete – Steeleye Span

Years ago, I played this track to Keystage1 children in a music lesson around Christmas time.  The children were fascinated by the strong contrast between the gruff, strong singing of the chorus, and Maddy Prior’s clear solo voice in the solos.  (There … Continue reading

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