The emphasis in these singing sessions is to promote confidence and enjoyment. The children work together over half a term to create a musical and engaging final performance, learning about both the topic and about singing along the way.
Six 1 hour weekly sessions culminate with a final performance. The theme for the songs can be a topic the class / year is currently studying in an area of geography, modern history or PSHCE.
There are many options available for the theme of the songs. They include;
Music hall songs
Songs from the World Wars
World music – Mexico, France, China etc.
Folk music (British, English or European)
Songs about how I feel
Songs about the sea
The songs are introduced in their cultural / historical context, often including watching a short video clip. Depending on the class age and suitability, harmony or multi-part songs provide an opportunity to advance children’s confidence and singing ability.
The final performance can be either within the school or for an external audience. Accompaniment for the concert will be provided on either piano, guitar or piano accordion depending on the song context.
A series of Singing sessions plus concert...
...for a class or year group, with a curriculum-linked theme.
Duration: 6 x 1 hour + 1 x half-hour accompanied concert.
Suitable for: Year 1 to Year 6
Curriculum elements: Topic-link, singing, performance, harmony (if suitable), listening skills, pitch, rhythm, dynamics, tempo
Cost: £500 + travel
"I was very pleased with how it all fitted together and so grateful to Liz for choosing such lovely songs to teach the children.
A big well done to Liz, who is always a great inspiration to the children and the teachers."
Year 1 & 2 teacher, Pamphill First School
“I just want to say a big thank you from all of us here at St James for helping us to put on such a great singing performance this afternoon. I know both the children and all the staff have enjoyed having you in over the last term and the performance today demonstrated how worthwhile it has been for the children.”
Year 3 / 4 teacher, St. James’ First School, Gaunt’s Common