Songs: Literacy

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Song TitleWriterCategoryAgePriceMore Info
Can You Think Of A Word?Niki DaviesCurriculum3-7£3.96More InfoBuy

Can You Think Of A Word?

Fun, questionning lyrics with a satisfying ending when the rhyming word is found. Excellent for introducing young children to rhyming words and ideal for celebrating World Poetry Day.

Musical Style: Spritely
Age: 3-7
Subject: Literacy; Poetry
Vocal Range: Medium (Bb-C)
Key: Bb
Musical Elements: Scope to add your own verses
song price: £3.96
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Caucus RaceMark and Helen JohnsonMusicals7-14£3.96More InfoBuy

Caucus Race

Celebrate Lewis Carroll's birthday with this crazy, energetic song from Alice the Musical. Introducing three different melodies which all come together in a thrilling 3-part finale – where everyone is a winner – this song's challenging, quite mad, but great fun!

Musical Style: A lively, country feel
Age: 7-14
Subject: English; Literacy; Drama
Vocal Range: Medium (D-D)
Key: G
Musical Elements: Part-singing
song price: £3.96
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Friends TogetherMark and Helen JohnsonMusicals7-11£3.96More InfoBuy

Friends Together

An unhurried look back on memories of good times had, and an affirmation of friendship, this song is perfect for an end-of-year assembly/performance. It could also be used to celebrate International Friendship Day, which falls at the end of the school year. (Taken from Out of the Ark's popular musical Wind In The Willows.)

Musical Style: Relaxed jazz
Age: 7-11
Subject: Leavers; PSHE & Citizenship; Literacy
Vocal Range: Medium (D-D)
Key: D-F
Musical Elements: Triplets
song price: £3.96
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HushAnn BryantCurriculum5-11£3.96More InfoBuy

Hush

This is an invaluable resource for any teacher, music-specialist or otherwise. A beautiful poem with a magical backing track of other-worldly sounds that will mesmerise children and open the door to all sorts of questions and ideas about sounds, noise, words and much, much more, giving masses of scope for further literacy, music and topic work.

Musical Style: Calm, still and eerie
Age: 5-11
Subject: Literacy; Art & design; Poetry; Music
Vocal Range: n/a
Key: n/a
Musical Elements: Scope for added percussion
song price: £3.96
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I Like Books!Mark and Helen JohnsonCurriculum5-11£3.96More InfoBuy

I Like Books!

A super celebration of books that will have you singing all the way to the library. With a groovy bongo beat this is an incredibly catchy song, ideal for celebrating the wonderful world of words.

Musical Style: A relaxed, slightly Caribbean feel
Age: 5-11
Subject: Literacy
Vocal Range: Medium (C-C)
Key: F
Musical Elements: Syncopation
song price: £3.96
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In My BookNiki DaviesCurriculum3-8£3.96More InfoBuy

In My Book

A simple song that celebrates reading, sparking imagination and fun through the scope of characters included.

Musical Style: Quirky
Age: 3-8
Subject: Literacy
Vocal Range: Small (C-A)
Key: C
Musical Elements: Simple with percussion opportunities
song price: £3.96
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Oh, Chicken Licken!Niki DaviesMusicals3-6£3.96More InfoBuy

Oh, Chicken Licken!

This is the opening song from Niki Davies' mini-musical, Chicken Licken - one of our Song & Story books. A simple but infectious little ditty, ideal for a sing if you're reading this story in class.

Musical Style: Upbeat
Age: 3-7
Subject: Literacy; Storytelling; Drama; Fairytales
Vocal Range: Medium (C-C)
Key: C
song price: £3.96
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SoundsAnn BryantCurriculum3-9£3.96More InfoBuy

Sounds

This poem by Ann Bryant is an amazing exploration of words and the 'sounds' they make. A rhythmical poem and a thrilling succession of percussive sounds. Written with scope to be used with percussion, and visually stimulating pictures, this piece of work gives you plenty of opportunities for music-making.

Musical Style: Percussive
Age: 3-9
Subject: Literacy; Music; Poetry
Vocal Range: n/a
Key: n/a
Musical Elements: Rhythm; Percussion
song price: £3.96
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The Bear SongNiki DaviesAssembly3-6£3.96More InfoBuy

The Bear Song

This is the opening song from the mini-musical Goldilocks and the Three Bears – one of our Song and Story books. It introduces the three fuzzy protagonists in a simple, jazzy style with slightly sinister overtones.

Musical Style: With a slice of cool!
Age: 3-6
Subject: Literacy
Vocal Range: Small (D-A)
Key: D min
Musical Elements: Finger clicks and percussion opportunities
song price: £3.96
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Three Little PigsNiki DaviesMusicals3-6£3.96More InfoBuy

Three Little Pigs

Cheerio, off we go' … so begins this charming little song which introduces The Three Little Pigs at the beginning of their journey into the big, wide world. A great song to use when reading this much-loved tale, or even better, use the complete Song & Story book and make a production of the whole thing.

Musical Style: Bright
Age: 3-6
Subject: Literacy; Storytelling; Fairytales; Drama
Vocal Range: Small (D#-B)
Key: E
song price: £3.96
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Wouldn’t It Be Funny?Mark and Helen JohnsonSeasonal5-11£3.96More InfoBuy

Wouldn’t It Be Funny?

A silly song just for fun which paints a picture of an incredible topsy-turvy land! Good to accompany literacy work on nonsense rhymes – by Edward Lear, Spike Milligan, etc.

Musical Style: Quirky
Age: 5-11
Subject: Literacy; Art & Design; Humour
Vocal Range: Large (C-E)
Key: F
Musical Elements: Chromaticism
song price: £3.96
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