Practical Pre-School and Primary Teacher Update magazines recently announced the winners of their 2014 awards, and gave two of our resources top honours.
That’s What I Call A Class Assembly: The Vikings (Ages 6 - 11) was voted overall winner in the ‘All Other Resources’ category and received a gold rosette; and The Niki Davies Book of Lovely Literacy Songs (Ages 3 - 6) was voted overall winner in the ‘Music and Multimedia’ category receiving a silver rosette.
Angel Express – A simply heavenly nativity
By Niki Davies
Duration: 25 mins approx
That's What I Call A Class Assembly! - William Shakespeare
By Mary Green & Julie Stanley
S!ng™ A Joyful Assembly
By leading writers
Knowsley Music Education Hub in Merseyside, with the support of Out of the Ark Music are working in partnership to provide each school in Knowsley with 5 fabulous songs. Each school will then have the opportunity to take part in the Knowsley Schools Singing Challenge and Sing4fun this summer.
Each school has been provided with 5 fantastic fun Out of the Ark songs (worth £19.80) to download from our songcalendar.co.uk website. Their challenge is to learn one, two or all of the songs and perform them at a fantastic venue of their choice – could be in a playing field, at a local train station..... the more creative the better!
Performances will be videoed and then judged by Mark and Helen Johnson, and 3 lucky schools will win £100 worth of fabulous Out of the Ark singing resources for their school.
This joint project is to encourage the development of singing in schools and all the benefits that singing can bring, but also to promote and strengthen links with local schools in the Knowsley area.
Get involved with National Smile Month by downloading our fantastic song Put On A Smile available now on our Song Calendar.
Includes vocal and instrumental tracks with interactive lyrics, score and lyric PDFs and fantastic teacher's notes.
Have you read the glowing review for our latest musical, Aladdin Trouble? Now in print in the latest copy of Teach Primary (8.3).
By leading children's writers
Ages 5 - 11
Perfect for fun assemblies, choir sessions or encouraging singing just for the fun of it! This wacky "fun-tastic" collection is jam-packed with songs for a bit of light relief or a show-stopping performance - perfect for any time of year to support your school's singing strategies.
Our fantastic new summer catalogue is landing now! Packed with all of our latest resources, fantastic summer offers and a brilliant article about singing by Helen Johnson.
If you haven’t received yours, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will pop one in the post! Alternatively, view the online version of our catalogue here.
Summer Term Offers: Wednesday 16th April - Friday 20th June 2014
Out of the Ark would like to thank everyone who watched, downloaded and sang Step It Up for Sport Relief, the official Sport Relief 2014 Schools' Song. We hope you had lots of fun using the song to raise money for a great cause!
Education Today Magazine has published a great article detailing our work with Rustington Community Primary School to produce the Step It Up for Sport Relief song video. Click here to read the full article.
Head over to Songcalendar.co.uk where you can download our wonderful new World Book Day inspired song by Mark & Helen Johnson. I Like Books is available now and comes with fully interactive lyrics that work brilliantly on a whiteboard or projected on to any screen. The song also comes with an inspiring set of Teacher's Notes so that you can explore the topic even further.
The Niki Davies Book of Lovely Literacy Songs
By Niki Davies
Bring literacy to life with this exciting collection of 20 catchy songs which are fun to sing and easy to learn. Written specifically for 3 – 7 year olds, this wonderful variety of literacy-themed songs will have your class rhyming, segmenting, blending and creative-writing in
With scope for including children's own rhymes and words, this valuable resource is packed full of phonemes, onomatopoeia, homophones, verbs and compound words, and if that's not enough to get you H, H, H, H, H, Huffed Out, the selection also includes a delightful journey to Rhyming Land and a fabulous hunt for an octopus.
So whether you want to give yourself a P-A-T on the back and a T-A-P on the knees,
or learn a few of those difficult-to-spell words, this really is a fantastic selection of lovely literacy songs!
Book & Audio CD £23.95
That's What I Call a Class Assembly! — An exciting series of mini musicals that bring history to life!
Each book and CD package is designed to support and reinforce learning from key topics - bringing the curriculum to life! Through performing the catchy, fact-based songs and the short play, children will find it easy to retain the information they have been learning.
That's What I Call A Class Assembly! - The Vikings
By Mary Green & Julie Stanley
Come aboard the longship as a group of Viking men and their songs prepare to go a-Viking, crossing the sea to invade the Lindisfarne monastery. Take part in a choreographed invasion set to exciting music and learn all about how the Vikings raided, the important role of the Viking women and the Vikings' legacy.
Ages 7 - 11
Book & Enhanced CD - £16.95
Teacher's Book with: Key facts • Four pages of exciting curriculum ideas and extension work • Script for a mini musical/assembly to showcase what has been learnt • Music score and lyrics for 3 songs • Percussion and recorder parts
Enhanced CD with: Vocal and backing tracks • Song lyrics synchronized with vocals in our Words on Screen™ format for use with a computer, projector and screen • Printable PDF of the lyrics and script
Aladdin Trouble, our highly anticipated new KS2 musical by Mark & Helen Johnson,
Welcome to the captivating world of 1001 Arabian Nights where our marvellous, panto-tastic version of Aladdin is set! Scheherazade, our story teller, launches us into a tale of good versus evil, a magical lamp complete with three wishes, witty banter and buffoonery and, of course, love conquering all.
Aladdin Trouble features all your favourite characters including Princess Jasmine, the wicked Abanazar, the hilarious Widow Twankey and the fabulous Genie - and plenty more besides.
With 11 amazingly catchy songs and a brilliant script, be prepared to boo, hiss, laugh and cheer along to this rip-roaring musical, from the incredible writing team who brought you Cinderella & Rockerfella.
Book & Audio CD - £28.95
Book, Audio CD & Instant Licence - £52.95
Book, Audio CD & Words on Screen™
CD ROM - £39.95
Book, Audio CD, Words on Screen™
CD ROM and Instant Licence - £63.95