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Sheffield Music Hub Singing Support Pack – 2018/19

THE NEXT STEPS 

Developing YOUR School's Singing Strategy





Schools in Sheffield are regularly using singing to enhance their pupils’ learning in music and in the wider curriculum. Last year Sheffield Music Hub provided - for free - every primary and special school in Sheffield the Singing Support Pack resource.  This pack is a 6 song printed songbook with music and cross curricular activities. It includes vocals and backing tracks and Words on Screen™ interactive lyrics which are accessed via a school's Out of the Ark Music online account. If you haven’t accessed your songbook or the online resources get in touch with the Hub – it’s not too late!
 

This year, Sheffield Music Hub want you to choose a new song - completely FREE - and take your singing to the next level.


With so many different directions to develop singing in your school, Sheffield Music Hub have provided a whole host of ideas and suggestions to help you improve your schools singing strategy. You can access their ideas here, and download your songs from this page.




1. Download the songs with Words on Screen




 

2. Choose Your Free Words on Screen Songs

  • Click on any of the song links below and add each song you want to your basket – you can add as many songs as you like but only one song will be paid for by Sheffield Music Hub using the discount code you have been sent, you will need to purchase any additional songs added to your basket for £3.96 each.
  • Go to “My Basket” and type in the discount code – which you will have been given by Sheffield Music Hub via an email - into the DISCOUNT CODE box and click 'APPLY' to activate the code. The discount code can only be used once per school to provide you with one free song, and you will only be charged for any additional songs you add to your basket.
  • Click PROCEED TO CHECKOUT to complete the process – Simply type in your name, organisation type, school email and password (required to log in and access the songs) or simply log in to your existing Out of the Ark account if you have one. Please only use one account for your school, you do not need multiple accounts.
     

SOUNDING BEAUTIFUL - Key Stage 1
The King's Feelings
from My World: I Love Music
by Kelly Fort


This song has flowing and gentle lines associated with the feeling of sadness, and more detached and pointed rhythms associated with happiness. Repetitive words and melody and a clear story mean it’s quick to learn, leaving you time to focus on the quality of sound your children make.




SOUNDING BEAUTIFUL - Key Stage 2
I'll Sing This Song
from Sing™ Warm-ups
by Rob Stroh


Experimenting with different voice styles (gentle, sneering, spiky, whispering and singing), this song gives you a chance to focus on quality of sound and togetherness of your group.






FINDING MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO SING IN SCHOOL - Key Stage 1
Line Up, Line Up
from The Niki Davies Book Of Everyday Songs 
by Niki Davies


Use this lining up song to get your class into a line ready for whatever you need to do next. It helps them be quick, straight and smart when lining up, and they’re singing all the time whilst they do it!




FINDING MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO SING IN SCHOOL - Key Stage 1
That's The Way We're Put Together
from Sing™ Warm-ups
by Antony Copus


This modern take on a Heads, Shoulder, Knees and Toes type of song will have everyone moving, singing and laughing together, and create a really positive attitude to learning in your class.




FINDING MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO SING IN SCHOOL - Key Stage 2
Lunchtime Queue
from Songs for EVERY Day
by Mark and Helen Johnson


This is a funky song with a latin feel that’s perfect to round off a morning and send everyone into lunch in a good mood and looking forward to good food!
The partner song section (where two earlier tunes come back over the top of each other) adds a musical challenge, and it’s full of opportunities to write your own verses to suit your own school menu (and develop your children’s writing).



FINDING MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO SING IN SCHOOL - Key Stage 2
Crazy Clapping
from Sing™ Warm-ups
by Mary Green and Julie Stanley


This is an upbeat 12-beat blues song with a rhythmical challenge to work at, and get great at! This serves as a fantastic brain-break, and we know that the rhythmic exercise has a profound impact on the way our brains process spacial and numerical data. And it’s great fun!





MAKING YOUR SINGING ACCESSIBLE TO EVERY CHILD
This Day
from Songs for EVERY Occasion
by Mark and Helen Johnson


This is a thoughtful and uplifting ballad about making the most of every day, because every day has something to sing about!

Choose this song and Out of the Ark Music will also email you the link to the BSL signing video. For more information on our Songs for EVERY Series signing videos click here.




SINGING WITH MORE CHARACTER AND EXPRESSION - Key Stage 2
Spring Is In The Air
from Sing™ Easter 
by Hannah Rhodes


This song celebrates the gentle, gradual decline of winter and the riotous bursting forth of spring, meaning it demands a real change in character from the singers. There’s an optional harmony part too for an extra challenge when you’re ready for it.






SINGING WITH MORE CHARACTER AND EXPRESSION - Key Stage 2
Newspaper Pictures
from Songs For EVERY Day
by Mark and Helen Johnson


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.





MAKING THE WORDS CLEARER - Key Stage 1
Chalk And Cheese And Chatter
from The Niki Davies Book Of Lovely Literacy Songs 
by Niki Davies


This up tempo song focuses on 5 different two letter phonemes (ch, wh, sh, ph and th) and requires precise articulation to make the words clear. It’s a great opportunity for your class to be creative and write many more verses to suit whatever other sounds you may be focusing on in phonics too.




MAKING THE WORDS CLEARER - Key Stage 1
Lov-er-ly Mud
from The Niki Davies Book Of Lovely Literacy Songs 
by Niki Davies


A squishy, squashy, bubbly, gluggy song all about mud! You need precise articulation and a real sense of the slimy, oozy character to sing this song well.





MAKING THE WORDS CLEARER - Key Stage 2
Doozle Dazzle
from 
Sing™ Something Silly!
by Paul Field


This fun nonsense song really gets the tongue and lips working with lots of fast repeated nonsense words as well as a discussion about just how silly the song is!
It’ll really help your children think about how to produce a clear and precise sound and it’ll definitely get everyone laughing hard too!



MAKING THE WORDS CLEARER - Key Stage 2
In The Jungle
from Sing™ 
Something Silly!
by Ned Bennett

This is a tale of Tarquin Tiger’s fleas and his interactions with hyenas, Garth Gorilla and a Scout! Lots of fast moving and trick words and a silly story to help you remember it!







SINGING IN PARTS – Rounds – Partner Songs - Harmonies
Sing Like Never Before
from Sing™ Sensational
by Mark and Helen Johnson


An upbeat and exciting song about the joy of singing together. 3 different melodies, separated by a punch chorus, eventually layer on top of each other beautifully.





SINGING IN PARTS – Rounds – Partner Songs - Harmonies
School Is Nearly Over
from Songs for EVERY Singing School
by Mark and Helen Johnson


A lovely round song to finish the day.  The Words on Screen™ software makes it really easy to keep everyone on the right part!






SINGING IN PARTS – Rounds – Partner Songs - Harmonies
Music Matters
from My World: I Love Music
by Mark and Helen Johnson


Particularly good for a KS1 group who are ready for the challenge of more complex partner songs. A positive message about how we all need songs to sing!
The Verse and chorus happen several times separately before you sing them together to create exciting harmonies.



SINGING IN PARTS – Rounds – Partner Songs - Harmonies
It's Good To Be Me!
from Songs For EVERY Happy, Healthy School
by Mark and Helen Johnson


A slightly larger range means this is appropriate for KS2 groups. A positive message about how we are all different. The chorus sits on top of the verse to create exciting harmonies.





SINGING IN PARTS – Rounds – Partner Songs - Harmonies
Harmony
from Sing™ Warm-ups
by Paul Field


This song will work well in KS1 but be equally effective at KS2. The song spells out the notes of a chord in a melody line, and then splits your singers into three groups to layer the notes up together into a harmony chord.
Not only does it sound great, but gives you the opportunity to discuss notation and how harmony works!



SINGING IN PARTS – Rounds – Partner Songs - Harmonies
Ubuntu
from Sing™ Warm-ups
by Hannah Rhodes


Suitable for any age group. This song repeats 3 times, and each time adds an extra layer in the harmony of the final line. A good early challenge for homophonic harmony. Ubuntu is a South African concept loosely meaning “humanity”.





SINGING IN PARTS – Rounds – Partner Songs - Harmonies
Life Is Just Like A Song
from Sing™ Together
by Antony Copus


This is a challenging song which is part Partner Song and part homophonic harmony. The 3 sections of the partner song all have the same rhythm, so when you sing them together you end up with full homophonic harmony.







3. Listen And Use Your Songs

When you have logged into your account:
  • The top left box in your account area called My Words on Screen™ Online shows you how many songs and eSongbooks you have in your account, including any of the songs you have just downloaded.
  • Either stream your songs directly from your account (by clicking on STREAM ONLINE) or install the Singchronize™ Player on to your computer, if you have limited access to an internet connection (by clicking on DOWNLOAD PLAYER).


FAQs

What should I do if my school server won't allow me to download my songs?
A few schools find that their server blocks them from downloading the Singchronize™ Player and accessing the songs. If this happens click on 'Trouble Logging In?' on your player and follow a few simple steps to allow you to access your songs.

Can I play my songs without internet access?
Once you have logged onto your account (using your email and password) and downloaded your Singchronize™ Player to access your songs, you can transport your laptop anywhere you choose. The songs will still play without internet access providing that you don't log out of your account. If you log out, you will require internet access to log back in.

If you are having any technical problems, please call our S!ngchronize support team on 020 8481 7202.


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™ S!ngchronize 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.




 
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