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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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Issue 14: 101 things to do with “Rain on the Green Grass”

There’s a nice little 3-note round on the www.singup.org website; Rain on the green grass          Rain on the tree          Rain on the house tops          But not on me. If you want to see the notation, have a look at the website. … Continue reading

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Issue 2: Songs for the New School Year – Keystage 2

Finding a really catchy song that all the children will enjoy can be a bit of a challenge – especially when you are walking into a new school for the first lesson. These are some of my favourites for starting the … Continue reading

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Issue 2: Songs for the New School Year – Keystage 1

I’ve chosen a few of my favourite Keystage1 songs from the Singup website.  These have all been very popular with the children I work with, and provide plenty of scope for actions or using school percussion.  I have used a number … Continue reading

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