Learners age 4-11
‘These are original, fun, humorous songs providing witty lyrics, catchy tunes and exciting accompaniments’
‘That sounds good to me’ is a pack of humorous singing resources about animals. Pick a one off song or build your own class or school performance using these versatile songs. Catchy tunes and exciting instrumentation, these songs are fun to sing, combining two elements that children love – animals and humour.
This pack of singing resources contains two CDs. CD one contains 10 songs, each has a vocal version and a separate backing track. All of the songs have optional two or three part harmonies to help develop listening skills and working as a team, and to provide a challenge for older children. CD two has PDF versions of the piano music and parts for guitar with melody. It also has beautifully illustrated lyric sheets suitable for non-music and music specialists. Print off as required or load on to any laptop.
The title track “That sounds good to me” explores the imaginary world of animals starting with the witty earwig. Meet the sophisticated very cool “Mister Mole”, the graceful and elegant “Lord and Lady Swan”, the exotic but very lazy gecko, and the sly, mischievous snake. Go fishing with the jazzy groove of a calypso, jig along to an Irish reel with the cheeky mouse. Swing through the tree tops with the orangutan, play hide and seek and count to ten with the silly ostrich and then enjoy the antics of the donkey at Grandma’s house. Enjoyable, simple tunes and lyrics with optional parts for differentiated learning make this a fantastic, versatile resource for the classroom, school choir, community choir, singing workshops and festivals.
Primary School Singing Resources
Singing is not something that is restricted to music lessons. The use of music as a cross curriculum educational tool is well documented. Teachers can use singing to support different subjects across the curriculum, including science, English, language, art, drama, geography, history and maths. Songs are an engaging stimulus and starting point for many activities, inspiring creativity across all learning.
Karen Kirkland, Millgate House Education’s resident composer, produces sheet music and singing/instrumental resources for all occasions and abilities. Karen Kirkland is a professional musician, teacher and music education consultant with over 30 years experience in music education. She began her teaching career as a secondary school music teacher and is now a specialist music teacher and team leader with Shropshire Music Service. Karen teaches across all departments of the music service in both primary and secondary education. She is musical director and team leader for a variety of ensembles, choirs and community projects.