NOT Such A Silent Night
Authors: Ruth Kenward, Nick Perrin
Age Range: 5,6,7,8
Age guide: 5 - 8yrs 7 songs approx 25 mins
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On a cold winter's night in Bethlehem, an innkeeper calls his animals into the stable. They make such a noise that they frighten little Larry Lamb away. It’s a far from silent night in the stable – until Mary and Joseph arrive, bringing peace among the animals.
Meanwhile, Larry Lamb has run so far that he’s lost and alone. A donkey, a camel and a sheep dog pass by - but none can help Larry get home as they don’t know where he lives. ‘You should have stayed with your mummy!’ they all tell him. At last an angel guides Larry home. In the stable he is reunited with his mother,surprised to see the animals he met while lost and meets baby Jesus. Everyone celebrates noisily, and once again it’s NOT such a silent night!
‘Very effective and enjoyable, but simple to learn and direct. The children engaged with the songs from day one and parents reported much singing in the backs of cars!’ Libbie Noakes - Teacher, Hampshire.
Good Mix Of Gentle And Fun Songs Review by Julia Hyde - Class Teacher, East Sussex
There is a good mix of gentle and fun songs, they were easy to learn and the children loved them. The lost lamb theme was very popular.
Lively Songs Review by Matt Andrews - Teacher, Hailsham
The lively songs struck a great balance between enthusing the children and being wonderfully easy to learn, therefore, the pupils had lots of fun and didn't get bored during rehearsals.
Songs Were Very Popular Review by Sally Shewry - Class Teacher, Hastings
The children really enjoyed participating in 'NOT Such A Silent Night' and the songs were very popular. They loved telling Larry Lamb that he "should have stayed with his mummy"!
Very Effective And Enjoyable Review by Libbie Noakes ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ Teacher, Hampshire
Very effective and enjoyable, but very simple to learn and direct. The children engaged with the songs from day one and parents reported much singing in the back of cars!’
Easy To Direct Review by Kerensa Porter - Music Subject Leader, Hailsham, Sussex
'NOT Such A Silent Night' is easy to direct with humour the children could understand, songs that were thoroughly enjoyed and a simple story they loved.