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.
CPD video on the use of personalised songwriting commissioned by A New Direction
Led by Emily Stratford, this video shares practice around the use of personalised songwriting to support emotional regulation, transitions, calming down and other tools for positive behaviour; for teachers and early years educators to develop in their practice.
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.