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Idgety Fidgety Fingers

by Jilly Jarman A fun song to get all the fidgets out by laughing about them. It can be taught using a 1,2,3,4,5 ladder (with a drop-down to the 5th below as well). It needs to start slowly until they can say: Idgety fidgety

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Naming Song

by Bewcastle School Reception Class A simple song to sing in a circle. Very good as a calming song, a welcome song for newcomers, or a way for visitors to learn children’s names. After each naming sentence, people choose three places on their body to make percussive sounds, a gesture or sign. E.g. – touch tip of nose, knees and toes. When saying the person’s name everyone extends their hand to them in a welcome sign.

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You’re mean!

Jilly Jarman Easy fun, bluesy song with piano or guitar accompaniment. Alternative ending written by Beaconside Juniors and sung to Scrooge in their version of The Christmas Carol. KEY STAGE 1 & 2, & anyone

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Year 5 Blues

Sharon Durant & Yr 5 Canning Street Primary School, Newcastle 12-bar blues with words about homework etc. Piano accompaniment. Easily adaptable. KEY STAGE 2

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Wolf Chant

Dave Camlin, Alison Scott, Bassenthwaite KEY STAGE 2

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Wish

Bex Mather & Simon Derbyshire Fantastic soulful acapella song with catchy tune and multiple backing parts. Easily adapted. KEY STAGE 2 & 3 upwards

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Wind Song –

Pete Moser A beautifully simple piece with 2 note backing. Taught here with demonstration of how to bring in echoes faster or slower. From conference at HotHouse Morecambe 2007 KEY STAGE 2 & 3 upwards

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Windows

Fiona Clayton Lyrical single-line melody with beautiful inflections KEY STAGE 2

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Welcome

Jilly Jarman, Alison Scott, Gary Newman, Skelton Primary School, Penrith. Medieval inspired carol – easy to remember and satisfying to sing KEY STAGE 2 & 3
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This piece has been arranged by Mary Keith for her adult SSTB choir and performed at Shrewsbury Market Hall. Brilliant!
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We Are The Ones

Venice Manley 4 part song with simple lines interweaving. Very strong and effective KEY STAGE 2 & 3 to adult

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Voulez-vous chanter?

Jilly Jarman Greeting song – 2 part round. In French. Written for Beaconside Juniors Vocal Union assemblies KEY STAGE 1, 2, 3

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Toca Las Campanas

(Ring the Bells) Carol with Spanish words by Pilar Marchori written by Jilly Jarman for North Lakes School, Penrith score | mp3