The Wonders Of The Sea – primary school singing resources




Age Range:

Learners age 4-11.


Karen Kirkland.


‘From gentle waltz to jazzy swing and catchy calypso this CD encompasses seaside fun and will be a firm favourite with children of all ages.’


Karen Kirkland is a professional musician and teacher with over 30 years experience in music education. ‘The wonders of the sea’ is a set of humorous primary school singing resources about the seaside. Pick a one off song or build your own class or school performance using these versatile songs. Chose from a lovely mixture of traditional and modern themes with this pack of primary school singing resources. 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. Catchy tunes and exciting instrumentation, these songs are fun to sing, capturing the excitement and fun of being at the sea side. Each song demonstrates a different musical style. They also contain challenging two and three part harmonies to help build team spirit through working with and listening to each other. Catchy tunes and exciting instrumentation make these songs fun to sing.This pack of primary school 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 and use on the classroom white board. Theses songs are an excellent resource for differentiated learning.

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 primary school singing resources 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.

Song details

The title track “The Wonders of the Sea” with its two part harmonies explores the imaginary world of a sailing ship and the exciting sea creatures it meets on its travels. Meet the very bossy mermaid and enjoy the reactions of her fellow sea creatures whilst singing along in two parts to the jazzy groove of a calypso. Boogie on down, with the option of two part harmonies to “Neptune’s Party”, and enter the imaginary world of this fantastic legend of the sea and his guests. Enjoy the frustration of crabbing to a two part gentle waltz with “The Crab Yo Yo”, then leap into action with the “Sea Anemone Jive”. Everybody loves a shark but be careful when you are invited to go ” Fishing Down by the Sea”, you may become the “Catch of the day”. Ever been shopping with an octopus? Now’s your chance, especially when you go on the bus into town. Relax on the beach enjoying your holiday until you have to put up “Mum’s Deck Chair”. Then you can wander up the beach and enjoy a performance of “Punch and Judy”. Finally enjoy the dixieland vibe of “The starfish and the Selfish Whale” based on a wonderful Aboriginal legend.

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.

You may also be interested in Karen Kirkland’s other packs of primary school singing resources. You could try That Sounds Good to Me, a set of songs about animals, or A Snowman winked At Me, a set of songs about the festive season.

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