For a limited time only, and to help support schools as they recover from the effects of COVID-19, we have made our entire collection of songbooks* available to you through Universal Access. With digital access to over 900 songs, more than 300 resources and nearly 40 videos at your fingertips, there is so much to explore!
So, to guide you, we have created a Song Pathway to help you find your way around our huge catalogue of resources available within Universal Access. In each case we have suggested two or three songs to help get you started. Each song and associated eSongbook can be found in your Words on Screen™ player by using the search function or simply by exploring the SONGS and ESONGBOOK tabs. If you don’t have Universal Access, then please do explore the songbooks further by clicking on the titles below for loads more ideas, or click here to buy for £100 + VAT.

*Excluding nativities and musicals

PSHE SONGS
 
 

Reception,
Y1 & Y2

PUT IT BACK!

A fabulously useful song to sing as you tidy up the classroom, reminding everyone that if we all work together as a team, it will get done much more quickly!

BIG HAPPY NOISE

An upbeat song that demands you start your day with a 'big happy noise'.

KEEP ON SMILING

With verses exploring different emotions and an upbeat chorus full of actions, the children will love expressing their feelings through this song.

Y3 & Y4

IT'S GOOD TO BE ME!

A contagious, feel-good song tackling issues of self-acceptance and avoiding comparisons.

SUN ARISE

A simple melody and bags of atmosphere. A great way to start any day.

EVERY BRAND NEW DAY

A great song that celebrates the joy of human capacity and good relationships.

Y5 & Y6

THE TONGUE

A song to promote plenty of thinking about the powerful effect our words can have, for good or otherwise!

KEEPER OF MY HEART

A sobering but upbeat and affirmative song encouraging children to guard their ears, eyes, lips, minds and hearts: ‘Making sure I’m taking care of me’.

A LITTLE BIT OF KINDNESS

A catchy song with a valuable message: 'What a difference we can make, when we brighten someone’s day'.

PSHE SONGS
 
 

R,
Y1 & Y2

PUT IT BACK!

A fabulously useful song to sing as you tidy up the classroom, reminding everyone that if we all work together as a team, it will get done much more quickly!

BIG HAPPY NOISE

An upbeat song that demands you start your day with a 'big happy noise'.

KEEP ON SMILING

With verses exploring different emotions and an upbeat chorus full of actions, the children will love expressing their feelings through this song.

Y3 & Y4

IT'S GOOD TO BE ME!

A contagious, feel-good song tackling issues of self-acceptance and avoiding comparisons.

SUN ARISE

A simple melody and bags of atmosphere. A great way to start any day.

EVERY BRAND NEW DAY

A great song that celebrates the joy of human capacity and good relationships.

Y5 & Y6

THE TONGUE

A song to promote plenty of thinking about the powerful effect our words can have, for good or otherwise!

KEEPER OF MY HEART

A sobering but upbeat and affirmative song encouraging children to guard their ears, eyes, lips, minds and hearts: ‘Making sure I’m taking care of me’.

A LITTLE BIT OF KINDNESS

A catchy song with a valuable message: 'What a difference we can make, when we brighten someone’s day'.

Numeracy Songs
 
 

Reception

R

MARCH TO THE BEAT

Sing along, do the actions and get brains in the right gear for a numeracy lesson with this catchy marching song.

COUNTING

A simple song counting from 1 to 10 and back again!

WHICH SHAPE AM I?

A lovely little song describing triangles, squares, rectangles, pentagons and hexagons.

Y1

STRETCH AND GROW

A lively song with rhythmic actions, perfect as a warm-up for a numeracy lesson.

WE ARE THE EVEN NUMBERS

Counting even numbers up to 20. Simple but effective.

THE DOUBLING SONG
(I'M CLEVER!)

A clever song with actions to help understand the concept of doubling.

Y2

FIVE, TEN, FIFTEEN, TWENTY

Counting in fives up to 100. Catchy and easy to remember.

IF I TAKE TWO AWAY FROM TEN

A fantastic song for subtraction and number bonds to 10. Use fingers to help the children visualize the sums.

SHARING

A simple fractions song about sharing cake with friends.

Y3

WE CAN MEASURE!

Learn all about measuring distance, weight, liquid and time with this catchy, upbeat little number!

THE NUMBER BUS

Number bonds up to 10 take a trip to the seaside!

HOW MANY GRANNIES?

A quirky song dealing with the concept of estimation.

Y4

TAKE ONE STEP FORWARD

Practise positions and movement to music. A great song to get brains in the right gear for a numeracy lesson.

GIVE ME FIVE!

The five times table up to 100 – setting it to a musical rhythm makes it easy!

PIZZA PIECES

Learn about fractions while singing about sharing pizzas.

Y5

WARM THE BRAIN

A fun, action-based rhythmic warm-up to get the brain in gear.

COORDINATION FUNK

A great warm-up to help get your bodies and brains up to speed for a numeracy lesson.

CRAZY CLAPPING

This brain-teaser requires everyone’s full attention as they try to clap on different beats of the bar. Just what the brain needs to prepare for a maths lesson!

Y6

THAT'S THE WAY WE'RE PUT TOGETHER

Packed with actions and missing words, this warm-up will have the children in a tangle as they try to find their fronts, backs, bottoms and tops in time to the music.

CLICKETY FINGERS

The rhythmic equivalent to patting your head and rubbing your tummy. Get in the groove!

CLOMP, STOMP

Get those stomps, claps, clicks, slaps and 'hey's in time and in the right place! A great fun round to get the body and brain warmed up!

Literacy Songs
 
 

Reception

R

WE'RE DETECTIVES

A great starter for a phonics lesson. This song encourages children to develop sound awareness and discrimination.

SING A J-E-T

A simple song dealing with segmenting and blending of letters. Easy to add your own words, especially as no rhyming is needed.

I'M H, H, H, H, H, HUFFED OUT

All about phonemes, this is a useful song for practising different letter sounds.

Y1

WE'RE DETECTIVES

A great starter for a phonics lesson. This song encourages children to develop sound awareness and discrimination.

GIVE YOURSELF A P-A-T ON THE BACK

An easy segmenting/blending song. Plenty of scope for adding actions to reinforce rhythmic learning.

IT'S GREAT WHEN YOU KNOW THE ALPHABET

A brilliant song for learning the alphabet. Simple but very effective.

Y2

CHALK AND CHEESE AND CHATTER

This is a fabulous song for embedding consonant digraphs.

WE'RE OFF TO RHYMING LAND

Five digraphs have been used here but you can easily introduce others and invent your own lyrics.

HEY, MR PIRATE!

Great for sparking imagination. Use it as a basis for writing a story or change the lyrics to create your own story in song.

Y3

VOCAL TRAIN-ING

With lyrics entirely consisting of sounds made from two consonants, this song is good fun and rhythmically challenging.

DOING-WORD DAY

It’s all about verbs! A song to act out as you sing.

THE CRICKET AND THE BAT

Ask the children to try to draw a bat and a cricket playing cricket to help them to remember their homographs! Chat about the difference between homographs and homophones.

Y4

WRITING!

A fabulously fun song packed full of lots of different sentence starters, adverbs and words to use instead of ‘said’. Abundantly useful for all types of creative writing – 'Get creative, let the sentences flow!'

BIG ELEPHANTS

Four really tricky spelling words learnt quickly in one song, through fun acronyms!

WHEN I GROW UP

Hugely fun to sing, with amazing mileage for creative work. Use the provided template to create your own class verse(s).

Y5

DANG-A-RANG-A-DANG-DO!

Full of utter nonsense, this challenging tongue-twister is huge fun to sing. Try creating your own nonsense lyrics to fit.

THIS IS ME!

Learn the song then personalize it with the included ‘write your own song’ template. Also has plenty of opportunity for performance and class evaluation.

I TAKE ME FOR GRANTED

A great song to begin to identify, construct and use similes and metaphors as part of descriptive writing.

Y6

IN THE JUNGLE

Join Tarquin Tiger and Garth Gorilla for an energetic sing through lots of vowel and consonant sounds alongside a humorous, cumulative story.

THIS IS ME!

Learn the song then personalize it with the included ‘write your own song’ template. Also has plenty of opportunity for performance and class evaluation.

I TAKE ME FOR GRANTED

A great song to begin to identify, construct and use similes and metaphors as part of descriptive writing.

Signal Songs
 
 

Reception

R

HELLO, HELLO

A catchy little song that’s great to say ‘hello’ at the start of the day.

THE TIDY-UP TEAM

Make tidying up fun! Split the children into two teams, each with their own tidying job, and make it a race to see which team finishes first.

GOODBYE

Round off the school day with this cheerful song! ‘We have had fun today, Now we must be on our way’.

Y1

HELLO, HELLO, GOOD MORNING

A lively song to start the day and a good way to say hello at the same time.

LINE UP, LINE UP

A great marching song that will help your kids enjoy lining up quickly and efficiently.

PUT IT BACK!

A fabulously useful song to sing as you tidy up the classroom, reminding everyone that if we all work together as a team, it will get done much more quickly!

Y2

HELLO, HELLO, GOOD MORNING

A lively song to start the day and a good way to say hello at the same time.

LUNCH

Signal lunchtime and get your kids excited about what they are going to eat!

PUT YOUR THINKING CAP ON

Signal that it’s time to concentrate and create a focussed atmosphere in your class.

Y3

GOOD MORNING

This simple song is equally at home in the classroom at register time as it is in assemblies.

LINE UP, LINE UP

A great marching song that will help your kids enjoy lining up quickly and efficiently.

TIDY UP

A great song to use at the end of ‘free-play’ time or at the end of the day. Try combining the tidying with some sorting games: colour, shape, size, material, etc.

Y4

GOOD MORNING

This simple song is equally at home in assemblies as it is in the classroom at register time.

IT'S NEARLY PLAYTIME

This catchy song will have your class singing and toe-tapping as they tidy up ready for playtime, lunchtime or home time!

SO LONG, FAREWELL, CHEERIO!

A positive and strident song to make saying goodbye easier – in Spanish, French, German and Italian! A song to be sung in two groups, suitable for any kind of goodbye e.g. the end of the day/week/term/Leavers’ assemblies.

Y5 & Y6

THIS DAY

For any and every occasion: a light song with an appealing feel, on a ‘carpe diem’ theme. Suitable for all ages to enjoy.

LUNCHTIME QUEUE

Get your lunchtime staff involved with this Latin party-style song, guaranteed to induce hunger-pangs!

SCHOOL IS NEARLY OVER

For a challenge this can be sung as a round, but can be sung ‘straight’ with younger children. Ideal for use at the end of any school day, with or without accompaniment.

Mood-Influencing Songs
 
 

Reception & Y1

R & Y1

GET GOING

This is a fun action song to get rid of lots of energy or to warm up with on a cold morning. See if the children can add their own verses.

LET'S BE QUIET

A great song to calm the class down after a noisy activity! Get the children to sing this with their quiet, little voices and see who can be the quietest of all.

Y2

STRETCH AND GROW

A lively action song that will be lots of fun to perform and sing. This song will be a challenge, hugely satisfying and great for a work-out.

LET'S BE QUIET

A great song to calm the class down after a noisy activity! Get the children to sing this with their quiet, little voices and see who can be the quietest of all.

Y3 & Y4

CLAP HANDS! STAMP FEET!

An action song that gradually speeds up, building plenty of energy. Also good for exploring the various facets of human emotion. Especially suited to young voices, but fun for all to enjoy.

I'LL SING THIS SONG

This useful warm-up explores different styles of singing, including using ‘my gentle voice’ and ‘my whispering voice’, as well as other contrasting styles. Discuss how each style changes the mood of the class.

Y5

MOVING TO THE MUSIC

Jam-packed with actions and missing words. This brain-teaser will have the children clapping, stamping, jumping, wriggling and nodding, but can they do it all in the right places?!

GENTLY DOES IT

A beautiful song, perfect for instilling calm and a real sense of relaxation.

Y6

RED LORRY, YELLOW LORRY

Build energy and focus with this fun tongue-twister that gets faster and faster!

GENTLY DOES IT

A beautiful song, perfect for instilling calm and a real sense of relaxation.

Bubble-Friendly Assembly Songs
 
 

Reception,
Y1 & Y2

R,
Y1 & Y2

WAKE UP!

A lively start to the day/week/project! Written for younger children, the lyrics suggest great actions to get everyone moving with short, staccato rhythms.

BIG HAPPY NOISE

An upbeat song that demands you start your day with a 'big happy noise'.

KEEP ON SMILING

With verses exploring different emotions and an upbeat chorus full of actions, the children will love expressing their feelings through this song.

Y3 & Y4

IT'S GOOD TO BE ME!

A contagious, feel-good song tackling issues of self-acceptance and avoiding comparisons.

SUN ARISE

A simple melody and bags of atmosphere. A great way to start any day.

EVERY BRAND NEW DAY

A great song that celebrates the joy of human capacity and good relationships.

Y5 & Y6

THE TONGUE

A song to promote plenty of thinking about the powerful effect our words can have, for good or otherwise.

KEEPER OF MY HEART

A sobering but upbeat and affirmative song encouraging children to guard their ears, eyes, lips, minds and hearts: ‘Making sure I’m taking care of me’.

A LITTLE BIT OF KINDNESS

A catchy song with a valuable message: 'What a difference we can make, when we brighten someone’s day'.

Other Curriculum Songs
 
 

Reception

R

CAN I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE?

All about identifying everyday materials. Plenty of scope for extending this song into a guessing game.

JOEY

A simple little song that’s ideal for introducing the topic of life cycles.

THESE TEETH OF MINE

A charming song that addresses the importance of personal hygiene.

Y1

I MADE MY TEDDY A RAINCOAT

A song exploring waterproof and non-waterproof materials.

JUST WATER, FANCY THAT!

There’s a great ‘ice rescue’ activity to accompany this song, all about water in its different forms.

IT'S AN EASY THING TO DO

A simple, fun-to-sing song all about recycling different materials.

Y2

UNDER MY SKIN

A fun and charming song all about the body, outside and inside!

NOT A LOT OF SENSE!

A great song for teaching the five senses and the parts of the body responsible for each.

MIXING PAINT

A fabulous little song to remind us how to mix different paints to create new colours!

Y3

FOOD CHAIN

This song deals with food chains and how different animals obtain their food from plants and other animals.

RECYCLE ME

This is a fun song dealing with the important subject of recycling. Sung from the point of view of the litter!

A HAPPY LITTLE HARVEST SONG

A really fun-to-sing, three-part round celebrating harvest festival. .

Y4

MUSIC ITALIANO

A short, simple warm-up that’s also a great way to learn Italian music vocabulary!

WHERE ON EARTH IS MY PHILTRUM?

This a great fun song with some weird and wonderful facts about the body and the strange names for parts of it. Raise your phalanges if you know where your philtrum is!

A GREAT BIG CHANGE

An environmental anthem that helps us to remember all the ways we can work together to change our world for the better. ‘If we all do our little bit, it will add up to a lot’.

Y5

THE PLANETS

Music is so good at aiding recall. Try this fun song to learn the order of the planets!

A GREAT BIG CHANGE

An environmental anthem that helps us to remember all the ways we can work together to change our world for the better. ‘If we all do our little bit, it will add up to a lot’.

GREAT EXPLORERS

Two great explorers in one song! The children will love splitting into two teams to sing this song to compare and contrast Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus.

Y6

EAT YOUR GREENS

This really fun tongue-twister song takes a light-hearted look at healthy (and unhealthy) foods.

1066 Rap

A hugely fun rap just bursting with facts about the fight for the throne in 1066!

YOU'RE THIS, YOU'RE THAT

A stupendous strategy-song to help build resilience and deal with bullying and hurtful words.

NOT SINGING YET?

While we know that the most recent government guidelines state that singing in schools is allowed, we recognise that many schools still aren't feeling comfortable with this. As such, we have created Not Singing Yet? options that you can find in our most recent #candomusic blogs.

Within Universal Access there are handy eSongbooks set up specifically to help with your Not Singing Yet? options. The SingSign™ eSongbook contains 19 BSL signing videos taken from various song collections, and the All Videos eSongbook also contains choreography, action and craft videos to help you enjoy the songs in different ways.

SONGBOOK COLLECTIONS INCLUDED WITHIN UNIVERSAL ACCESS
The abundance of songs and resources within Universal Access come from eight songbook collections – some of which you may be familiar with, some of which may be entirely new to you. Here’s a simple summary of the unique features of each collection:

Songs For EVERY... Series

Supports SEAL, PSHE and values-based education.

Great music activities and curriculum links for every year group.

10 BSL signing videos.

Tried and trusted songs that have had a huge impact upon countless schools and children everywhere.

Award-Winning My World Series

Written specifically to help supplement the creative requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.

Contributes to key areas of the curriculum.

Seasonal Assembly Series

A rich variety of songs to address key days and themes from each season.

Inspiring values-based assembly plans, perfect for collective worship with the whole school or individual classes.

Musical activities that help release the musical potential and possibilities contained within each song.

Fabulous creative arts ideas to inspire those creative juices!

A selection of signing videos are included.

Class Assembly Series

Topic-based, mini bubble-friendly musicals, designed to support, consolidate and reinforce learning from key topics.

Incredibly inventive and catchy songs that embed key facts. Scripts that bring the topics alive and include parts for the whole class.

A whole host of curriculum-linked ideas to expand your teaching of the topic in a creative way.

Recorder and percussion parts for many of the songs.

Seasonal Assembly Series

A rich variety of songs to address key days and themes from each season.

Inspiring values-based assembly plans, perfect for collective worship with the whole school or individual classes.

Musical activities that help release the musical potential and possibilities contained within each song.

Fabulous creative arts ideas to inspire those creative juices!

A selection of signing videos are included.

Class Assembly Series

Topic-based, mini bubble-friendly musicals, designed to support, consolidate and reinforce learning from key topics.

Incredibly inventive and catchy songs that embed key facts. Scripts that bring the topics alive and include parts for the whole class.

A whole host of curriculum-linked ideas to expand your teaching of the topic in a creative way.

Recorder and percussion parts for many of the songs.

Seasonal Collections

An abundance of wonderful seasonal songs for children in Early Years and primary school settings.

Ideal for celebrating the key days and events from the ever-changing seasons.

Sing™ Series

Ideal for assemblies, choirs and happy singing! Includes ideas, tips and vocal warm-ups.

Irresistibly singable songs that will get you singing with enthusiasm and confidence.

Niki Davies Collections

Ideal for younger voices.

Incredibly catchy and easy to learn.

The perfect teaching tool for many of the core topics covered in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

This Is Me

Covers key areas of PSHE.

Activity pages with teaching tips and fun ideas for every song.

Includes poetry-teaching ideas.

Perfect to help children to develop self-awareness, self-confidence and self-acceptance.

Niki Davies Collections

Ideal for younger voices.

Incredibly catchy and easy to learn.

The perfect teaching tool for many of the core topics covered in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

This Is Me

Covers key areas of PSHE.

Activity pages with teaching tips and fun ideas for every song.

Includes poetry-teaching ideas.

Perfect to help children to develop self-awareness, self-confidence and self-acceptance.

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