Access over 1,000 Out of the Ark songs, masses of incredible resources plus a fully flexible music curriculum with our award-winning subscription platform, Sparkyard. Collaborate with your colleagues, create your own collections and playlists, favourite songs and resources and send Share Links home with pupils to aid rehearsals or support home learning.
Sparkyard truly enables all teachers to bring singing to every corner of their school.
Head over to Sparkyard to find out more of its amazing features!
In the video below, Pete shows you how to create and use a Share Link in Sparkyard. Share Links are a handy way to help your children sing at home. They can be used for revision, homework or a bit of fun!
Or, if you own a nativity or musical eSongbook, you can use Share Links to help with rehearsing.
For further information about Share Links, click here.
We’re also proud to say that we’re already awarding-winning, after receiving the Outstanding Music Education Award at the Music and Drama Education Awards 2023.
The judges praised Sparkyard as a significant, comprehensive resource for primary teachers. The judges highlighted the affordability of the resource for schools with varying budgets, and applauded its potential for effective use by specialist music teachers, and non-musicians.
Excellent choice of songs for the whole school, all ages. Because it's accessible instantly, I can have the classes singing within moments between non-music activities. Just brilliant!
Emma Worthy, Music Teacher
Sparkyard is a great resource for non-music specialists as the music curriculum is all planned and ready for you deliver. Every child is able to access the music curriculum through Sparkyard. Children love the songs and the practical activities taught through the lessons for each year group.
Year 2 Teacher and Music Co-ordinator, All Saints CE Primary School
Upbeat, motivating songs that the children really enjoy. The backing tracks and words on screen are really helpful. The curriculum resource is also helpful. I think it has motivated children who don't enjoy singing and made them realise how fun it can be.
Susan Gorham, St Mark's Primary School
The wide selection of songs is a great resource throughout a school with a wide age range. It's easy to access and the words on a whiteboard are invaluable for both pupils and teachers. I like the variety of styles in the tracks and to be able to use a backing track as well is very useful. All in all an invaluable resource!
Helen Rathbone, Music Co-ordinator
We use Sparkyard extensively throughout foundation stage. It reinforces whole class topics/learning. It has brought back the love of singing after covid to all year groups. With resources being so easily accessible, words displayed on the screen, being able to search for songs using key words etc, it all makes life so much easier.
Lisa Wilson, Specialist Music Teacher
Using Sparkyard makes planning to use music across the curriculum and collective worship much less stressful as everything is right there at your fingertips. Using Sparkyard makes access to music in the classroom much easier and gives more opportunity for some spontaneous bursts of singing.
Mrs Ludlow, Teacher
My aim is to have a 'singing classroom' and Sparkyard is an ideal tool for supporting this - the knock-on effects for Wellbeing and Literacy/Speech and Language Development are well-documented.
Myra Harris, Teacher
I have been a 'user' of Out of the Ark songs for many years and have purchased pretty much the entire library over the years. It is nice to have ALL songs in one place digitally and at my fingertips. It is beneficial now to have supporting resources for the music curriculum in the same place also.
Bob Bailey, Head of Prep Music
It is so good to have everything together and the player is brilliant. I like being able to make playlists in particular, it has helped for assembly planning.
Rachel Cave, Music Teacher