Songs and music are powerful tools for learning and revising core concepts. Our curriculum songbooks put that power in your hands! Using a song in history to remember dates, or in numeracy to help remember number bonds, can be a powerful tool for a teacher, and a really easy way to accommodate pupils learning styles while everyone has fun together!



 
 

SPARKYARD

Sing, Learn and Remember!

Bring curriculum subjects to life with Sparkyard, our brand-new subscription service! Sparkyard is an easy-to-use platform jam-packed with songs, assemblies, cross-curricular ideas, a flexible music curriculum and much more.

Sing songs about science and seven times tables, plan an assembly about Anglo-Saxons and Ancient Egyptians, consolidate learning with with revision jingles, and encourage enquiring minds!

You'll find all of our curriculum songbooks in Sparkyard as well as thousands of ideas, teaching tips, curriculum links and music activities to support every curriculum area, and help you harness the power of singing for learning. Try for free for 30 days!

 
 
 

More and more research is coming through regarding cognitive load, and the recognition that music and singing are tools that can really help focus and improve children’s memory for information. Singing cuts through distraction and highlights the important details and if learning is fun, children engage, and if they engage – they’ll remember. In 2017 Out of the Ark worked with professor Susan Hallam MBE to look at how songs can, among other things, improve attainment in the classroom. You can you can read more about the project here.
 
 

INSPIRATION

The Singing Schools Research Project: A Research Project With Susan Hallam

In 2017, in collaboration with Professor Susan Hallam MBE and the Milton Keynes and Sheffield Music Hubs, Out of the Ark Music conducted a major research project into the most effective ways of integrating music (and singing in particular) into the school curriculum.

The Story Of Sparkyard

Sparkyard, our brand-new subscription service, is on its way and we thought we'd tell you a little bit about how Sparkyard came to be - the 'why' behind Sparkyard. We know that Sparkyard is positively going to impact schools, teachers and children all around the UK!

Spotlight on: That's What I Call A Class Assembly! Series

The That’s What I Call A Class Assembly! series for ages 5–11 has been specially designed for classroom teachers as a teaching aid to support, consolidate and reinforce learning in key topics. These books really do bring the curriculum to life!