Shaker Song A warm up for young children to get them moving. Use a shaker or anything that makes a rattle and add some choreography as well.
A great warm up that’s quick to learn and can be used as inspiration for improvisation and circle songs. It can be simplified down to one or two parts.
Traditional Palestinian song, arranged Mona Zeidan.
Spooky and fun round by Dave Camlin, David Roberts and Hannah Reid.
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
New SATB setting by Hannah Reid A fantastic, gospel-tinged four-part arrangement of this beautiful carol, with great piano chords. KEY STAGE 2 to adult
Jilly Jarman, Alison Scott, Gary Newman, Skelton Primary School, Penrith. Medieval inspired carol – easy to remember and satisfying to sing KEY STAGE 2 & 3
By Hannah Reid. A simple, rousing song in 3-parts with percussion accompaniment. KEY STAGE 1, 2
Belinda Wright A lively, fun song popular with Reception, Year one and two. Great with actions! KEY STAGE 1 & 2
Sharon Durant Groove based song with piano accompaniment KEY STAGE 1 & 2
Dave Camlin, Alison Scott, Bassenthwaite
Jilly Jarman Carol about the kindness of King Wenceslas: single line, folk/shuffle, piano. See “I come to the door” for a shortened version – lyrics by Jen Ellin KEY STAGE 2 & upwards
Kirsten Taylor, Jilly Jarman, Cath Sewell One of three songs commissioned for the Kendal Brewery’s MOTTO project. It uses the words to a Cumbrian folk song and works them into an evocative vocal weave.
Jilly Jarman & Year 4, Montreal CE Primary School, Cleator Moor A very easy song to sing with a catchy hook – simple to change it and add your own ideas.
Robin Horton Written for and performed by Oakmeadow Primary School, Wolverhampton, this is a great song with a catchy tune and rhythm.
Roslyn Doak Written by 15 year old Roslyn as part of her work experience week with BlueJam, and previewed at Penrith Singing Squad – a great song, with a catchy tune, lots of rhythm and insightful lyrics.
Jennifer Ellin Written for the Brewery, Kendal’s singing club this has four lines which are gradually added to make a full sound. KEY STAGE 1 & 2