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Here are a few ideas to occupy parents and children alike during the lockdown period with a letter of explanation from Mrs Lane. Some of them you will be familiar and some will be new to you.
Alternatively, you could open a lyric file below and then click on the performance track to sing along.
|Alice the camel||Alice the camel – Performance track_|
|Five little speckled frogs||Five little speckled frogs – Performance track|
|Hey little frog||Hey Little Frog – Performance track|
|I love the flowers||I love the flowers – Performance track|
|My hat||My hat, it has three corners – Performance track|
|Old MacDonald||Old Macdonald – Performance track|
|Shake my sillies out||Shake my sillies out – Performance track_|
|The geography song||The geography song – Performance track_|
|Word space||Word space – Performance track_|
|Ain’t gonna let||Ain’t Gonna – Performance track|
|Big Sing Up mambo||Big Sing Up Mambo – Performance track|
|What shall we do with the drunken sailor||What shall we do with the drunken sailor? – Performance track|
|Earth||Earth, Space and All That Jazz – Performance track|
|Hey dumba||Hey dumba – Performance track|
|Hey||Hey, my name is Joe – Performance track|
|Imperfect friend||Imperfect Friend – Performance track|
|Living in the New Stone Age||Living in the New Stone Age – Performance track|
|One moment||One moment, one people – Performance track|
New – week beginning Monday 27th April
Choose a percussion piece from this list and invite everyone in your household to make a sound with their mouth, hands, saucepan etc when their chosen symbol comes up on the screen. See how creative you can be with your improvised percussion instrument.
New – week beginning Monday 4th May
For younger children, why not try a brain break, action and dance song from The Learning Station.
New – week beginning Monday 11th May
This week, why not make a bottle xylophone or another homemade instrument? All you need is a few items and these instructions:
There is also this video, from Mrs Lane, which shows you how to do it.
New – week beginning Monday 8th June
This week, try combining music and movement:
New – week beginning Monday 15th June
This week, there is a letter explaining what you might like to do. In addition, infants will need to use the song below.
Musical opportunities for the summer holiday