Reflect on Jesus’s eternal love with these timeless Easter songs from across the ages In need of an Easter song for a school assembly? Looking for something that your Sunday school group can sing at your Easter service? This handpicked mix of traditional and contemporary Christian Easter songs will encourage kids to reflect on the true meaning behind Easter. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross – Isaac Watts Originally published in 1707, this is a rousing piece of music with an entertaining backstory. Legend has it that a young Watts complained to his father about the hymn singing…read more
Music is an incredibly important subject that enriches pupils’ lives and education. But as it is treated increasingly as an afterthought rather than a priority, how can we ensure that children continue to enjoy the remarkable benefits of music in schools? With a lack of funding and resources for specialist education, it’s important to fit music into the school day wherever possible. Here you’ll find some simple and effective ideas to help you do so. Why we need more music in schools A 2012 Ofsted report highlighted several worrying trends…read more
As Easter approaches, there’s usually one thing on children’s minds: chocolate. And with cute bunnies and chicks dominating homes, shops and TV channels, it can be easy for them to forget or overlook the true meaning behind Easter. Here you’ll find some fun ways to teach the Easter story that will keep children on their toes whilst reinforcing the significance of this important time of year. Bring the Easter story to life with these creative ideas for teachers, parents and Sunday schools Easter songs Music provides one of the best…read more
Music is an excellent tool for introducing and reinforcing subject matter. Used well, it can aid awareness, engagement and retention in class whilst enhancing creativity and promoting a sense of connectivity. Out of the Ark has a fantastic selection of tried and trusted curriculum-based educational songs for children in nursery and primary school, ideal for bringing core topics to life. All the following resources come with a CD including vocal and backing tracks. Words on Screen software can be used to display lyrics onto the whiteboard, computer screen, television or…read more
Whether you’re seeking a song for a particular occasion or are idly browsing the web for inspiration, these top 10 songs for schools will get your class singing, clapping and stamping their feet in no time. These popular school songs for children are brought to you on behalf of Out of the Ark, a leading children’s songwriter and publisher. Top 10 School Songs The School Rule Song “Put your hand up, don’t call out / Sit up straight and please don’t shout…” Lay the ground rules at the beginning of term…read more
School’s (almost) out for summer! But as you know, we teachers are always one step ahead of the game and before you know it, it’ll be time to start getting ready for the autumn term. (Sorry.) To help you prepare, I have compiled this list of my favourite back to school songs, which are perfect for kick-starting the new term and busting the back-to-school blues.
Make the Last Day of School a Special and Memorable Occasion for All As the end of the school year approaches, primary school teachers everywhere are dutifully toiling away in preparation for the last few days of term. If you want to do something extra special for your year 6 class this time around, these leavers days ideas will arm you with a wealth of top tips and inspiration. Leavers Assembly Ideas For a leavers assembly to be successful, it must be both fun and touching, with just the right…read more
Sing into Spring with these Song Ideas for the New Season Singing is a great way for children to celebrate the changing of the seasons and learn something new along the way. Whether you’re seeking children’s songs for spring as a teacher or parent, these ideas will help you find the perfect tune for every occasion. Songs About the Changing Seasons After a long, harsh winter, the emergence of spring is exactly what is needed to boost children’s spirits in preparation for the Easter holidays and beyond. The clocks go…read more
If you’re looking to conduct a school assembly this Easter, look no further. These Easter assembly ideas for primary schools include links to a variety of carefully chosen scripts, songbooks and resources for KS1 and KS2 to help you find the perfect songs and readings for your school. Easter Assembly Songs for Children Singing is always a great way to kick-start an assembly and help everyone reflect on what they have learned at the end. Find two or three catchy Easter songs to coincide with your readings, with a good…read more
Using Space Songs for Children as Part of the Learning Experience Since it is such a huge concept, teaching children about space can be quite a tricky thing to have to do. It’s especially difficult with primary school children, who are still young and developing and may not really grasp the idea of things existing outside their hometown, let alone our planet.