Early Years and Primary Music Making

Early Years and Primary Music Making

These videos feature a range of our Sing Our Story music practitioners and share a range of useful songs and repertoire for early years and some primary music making. Videos include tips from our music leaders about how to use songs and ideas for the classroom or home. 

Video resources

Early Years Song Selection; Movement, Rhythm , Pitch and Instruments

Sing Our Story musician James Moriaty shares a selection of his favourite early years repertoire with tips for delivery in the classroom or at home 

Early Years Song Selection – Assorted Songs

Sing Our Story musician Francine Dulong shares a selection of her favourite early years songs with tips for delivery in the classroom or at home

Early Years Song Selection songs with scarves

Groundswell Arts Artistic Director Angeline Conaghan shares a selection of songs using scarves as props to enhance early years music making.

 

Early Years Song Selection ; Songs with eggs

Groundswell Arts Artistic Director Angeline Conaghan shares a selection of songs using egg shakers.

Makaton Sign Selection

Groundswell Arts Sing Our Story music musician and special needs music leader Emily Stratford provides a selection of makaton signs that may be useful when delivering music sessions with early years children and special needs learners.

Makaton Songs with signing

Groundswell Arts Sing Our Story musician and special needs music leader Emily Stratford shares a selection of Makaton signed songs that support early years and primary and special needs learners. The video includes a feelings song to support children who have problems expressing or understanding emotions and a calming down song to support emotional regulation.

Early Years song book

Links to the Sing Our Story Music Making songbook containing lyrics and suggestions for a range of effective repertoire for EY music making  and song recordings to match the book

A Musical Storytelling of Jack and the Beanstalk

A fantastic home learning resource made as part of our Family Jams programme with Becky Dixon of Beanstalk Arts. Becky uses the story Jack and The Beanstalk to show how you can make music all over the house.