Schools in Leeds are regularly using singing to enhance their pupils’ learning in music and in the wider curriculum. The Leeds Primary Schools' Singing Support Pack (which is still available to EVERY primary and special school in Leeds) gave you 6 songs to help with this. If you haven't accessed your eSongbook or the online resources then get in touch with the Hub - It's not too late!
This year, Leeds Music Education Partnership want you to choose THREE new songs - completely FREE - and take your singing to the next level.
With so many different directions to develop singing in your school, Leeds Music Education Partnership have provided a whole host of ideas and suggestions to help you improve your schools singing strategy. From how to develop the characterization and expression children use when singing, or how to make the words sound clearer, or attempting to get children to sing parts. You can access their ideas here, and download your songs from this page.
This is an upbeat song championing the fact that, through all our differences, we should stop and think before judging others and we should treat others as we’d like them to treat us. With optional harmonies. Age 5+
This is a haunting and beautiful song dealing with the issues of famine, war, homelessness and natural disaster. It’s a great opportunity for your children to reflect on such real-world issues, and consider how to communicate this through the character of their singing. Age 7+
What better way to warm up than with a yodel or two? Hugely fun and exciting to sing, a very impressive sound will be achieved when the parts come together. Age 7+
This song’s a load of nonsense, it doesn’t mean a thing, it’s full of silly, made-up words and lots of fun to sing’! Written purely for fun, this song includes scope for adding your own nonsense lyrics. Age 5+
This one simply does what it says in the title! The lyrics in this fun song are all about the process and musical elements of round-singing. Each new part is sung twice, to give scope for solo/group work, before the song is sung as a round. Age 7 +
Sung it? Log it!
Most schools have a CWCL licence from the Christian Copyright Licensing Limited - www.ccli.com/schools. This licence grants permission to display song lyrics and music from Out of the Ark Musics' Words on Screen™ Player and CD ROMs, on any projection screen as well as download and share lyrics and music. Whenever you use our songs, please make a note of your usage and then log your songs on your CCLI copy report, so that song writers and copyright holders are paid for their work.