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    A 'What If' Monster
    5 to 7
    £2.00
    £2.00

    A 'What If' Monster

    A 'What If' Monster  by Ruth Kenward & Richard Neil - 5 to 9 yrs  (1m 54s)
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    Theme – anxiety, worry, confidence, strength
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    Content - Anxiety is imagined as a ‘what if’ monster, confidence is a ‘what if’ buddy. The ‘what if’ monster puts doubt in our minds, and needs to be replaced with the ‘what if’ buddy of confidence that inspires us to have a go in life.  Confidence can be gained by going to people we trust for support and encouragement.  This unusual and quirky song is a brilliant tool to help young children understand anxiety – and they love shouting at the ‘what if’ monster to go away!  Excellent for PSHE.

    This song has a partner story and complete assembly on the same theme.  You can find this in 'Assemblies Alive KS1', which also contains 14 other assemblies, songs and stories.

    Assemblies Alive KS1

    A Perfect Day Tomorrow
    7 to 11
    £2.00
    £2.00

    A Perfect Day Tomorrow

    A Perfect Day Tomorrow by Ruth Kenward - 7 to 11 yrs - KS2  (2m 32s)


    Theme - Christmas, Santa Claus, anticipation, excitement


    Content - This catchy song captures the excited anticipation that a child feels on Christmas Eve and the hope that Christmas Day will bring everything that is hoped for:  Will Santa Claus have seen the note?   Will he leave a present in the Christmas stocking?


    'A Perfect Day Tomorrow' comes from the musical 'Miracle Child'

    Miracle Child

    Away In A Manger
    5 to 7
    £1.50
    £1.50

    Away In A Manger

    Away In A Manger by Ruth Kenward - 5 to 9 yrs - KS 1   (2m 22s)
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    Theme – classic Christmas carol, the humble birthplace of Jesus.

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    Content - The classic song for an infant nativity, Away In A Manger sets the scene of Jesus's birth in a stable, with only a manger for his bed. Sweet and gentle, this is a perennial favourite for the crib scene.
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    Song from the musical 'A Way In A Manger'

    Baby In A Manger
    5 to 7
    £1.50
    £1.50

    Baby In A Manger

    Baby In A Manger by Judy Lown - 5 to 7 yrs. (1m 57s)

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    Theme - Nativity manger song, Christmas, Jesus 

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    Content - A simple song with which to celebrate Jesus’ birthday, ideal for inclusion in a DIY nativity. 

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    'Baby In A Manger' from the songbook 'Sing Christmas'

    Sing Christmas

    Baby Jesus (Sleep Tight)
    5 to 7
    £1.50
    £1.50

    Baby Jesus (Sleep Tight)

    Baby Jesus by Nick Perrin - 5 to 7 yrs - (1m 32s)

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    Theme - Christmas, Nativity, Manger song

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    Content - A sweet, gentle lullaby, addressed to baby Jesus in the manger, ideal as the crib song for a DIY nativity.

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    Baby Jesus - (Sleep Tight) from the songbook 'Come On Christmas'

    come on christmas

    Baby Jesus Sleeps
    7 to 11
    £3.50
    £3.50

    Baby Jesus Sleeps

    Baby Jesus Sleeps  by Gavin Reid - 7 to 12 yrs - KS2  (3m 12s)

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    Theme - Christmas, Nativity, birth of Jesus

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    Content - This song paints the picture of the manger scene in the most beautiful way, beginning with a lyrical duet, then swelling into a choral section with stunning harmony and counterpoint. The second and third parts are very easy to learn yet wonderfully effective, making this a lovely piece for inclusion in Christmas concerts and ideal for choir repertoire.

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    This song features in the 10-song cantata 'Bells Ring Out'

    Bells Ring Out

    Bells Ring Out
    7 to 11
    £3.00
    £3.00

    Bells Ring Out

    Bells Ring Out by Gavin Reid - 7 to 12 yrs - KS2  (3m 12s)

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    Theme - Christmas, celebration, Nativity, praise

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    Content - The title number of a 10-song cantata, 'Bells Ring Out' is a lively, joyful number to include in a Christmas concert. The simple harmony and couterpoint parts make this song a valuable addition to school choir repertoire.

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    'Bells Ring Out' from the cantata 'Bells Ring Out'

    Bells Ring Out

    Beneath The Stars
    7 to 11
    £3.50
    £3.50

    Beneath The Stars

    Beneath The Stars by Gavin Reid - 7 to 13 yrs - KS2, KS3  (3m 20s)

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    Theme - Christmas, Carol concerts, Nativity, Jesus, praise, faith

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    Content - A beautifully lyrical Christmas song, ideal for carol concerts. The simple harmony and counterpoint parts make this song a valuable addition to school choir repertoire.

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    'Beneath The Stars' is featured in the cantata 'Bells Ring Out'

    Bells Ring Out

    Bethlehem Is Calling
    7 to 11
    £2.50
    £2.50

    Bethlehem Is Calling

    Bethlehem Is Calling by Ruth Kenward - 7 to 11 yrs - KS2  (1m 38s)

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    Theme - Christmas, Nativity, spiritual journey

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    Content - The ‘tug’ towards Bethlehem, calling shepherds to the stable as Jesus is born.  A useful song for KS2 to include in nativity presentations or carol concerts, and the simple harmony and counterpoint parts make this song a valuable addition to school choir repertoire.

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    'Bethlehem Is Calling' is from the songbook 'Come On Christmas'

    Come On Christmas

    Bethlehem Is Full
    5 to 7
    £1.50
    £1.50

    Bethlehem Is Full

    Bethlehem Is Full   by John and Ruth Kenward  -  4 to 7 yrs  
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    Theme – Nativity, the innkeepers’ song, Christmas

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    Content – This very simple song is easy to learn, and contains a brief solo moment for the final innkeeper.  The song is very clearly structured so that it will be easy to direct the movements of children playing the roles of the innkeepers, Mary and Joseph.  Lots of ‘knock, knock, knocking on doors’!

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    'Bethlehem Is Full'   is taken from the mini-musical ‘A Little Nativity’

    Bethlehem Is Full

    Big Dog Little Dog
    3 to 5
    £1.50
    £1.50

    Big Dog Little Dog

    Big Dog, Little Dog by Jan Dobbins - 3 to 5 yrs - Early Years  (1m 20s)
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    Theme - Size and animals

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    Content - A delightfully simple song to help EYFS children understand comparative size, using pets as the subject matter - dogs, cats, snakes (!), rabbits and parrots.

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    From the songbook 'Zippety Zappy Zee'

    Zippety Zappy Zee

    Bigger Than The Biggest Mountain
    5 to 7
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Bigger Than The Biggest Mountain

    Bigger Than The Biggest Mountain by Ruth Kenward & Caroline Kimber  -  5 to 9 yrs  
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    Theme – understanding the nature of God, the Creator, worship
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    Content – Ideal for faith-based assembly, this simple song tackles a very profound subject: the nature of God.  "Though we’re tiny in his sight, He loves us with all his might.  It’s so hard for us to understand.” 
    Always popular with this age group, as it’s so catchy!

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    ‘Bigger Than The Biggest Mountain’ is taken from the Nativity musical ‘A Way In A Manger’ 

    Bigger Than The Biggest Mountain

    Bumpety, Bumpety, Bump
    5 to 7
    £1.50
    £1.50

    Bumpety, Bumpety, Bump

    Bumpety, Bumpety, Bump   by John and Ruth Kenward  -  3 to 7 yrs  
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    Theme – The journey of the magi, riding camels to Bethlehem, following a star, Nativity

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    Content – a very endearing song that depicts the three wise men making their way to Bethlehem, each riding on a camel’s ‘humpety, humpety, hump’!  Younger children love this irresistible song, as it’s very easy to learn, being so clearly structured and right on their wavelength.

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    Bumpety, Bumpety, Bump   is taken from the Nativity musical ‘I-Spy Christmas’ 

    Bumpety, Bumpety, Bump

    Bumping Up And Down On A Camel
    5 to 7
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Bumping Up And Down On A Camel

    Bumping Up And Down On A Camel  by Peter Fardell - 3 to 7 yrs - Early Years, KS1  (1m 21s)

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    Theme - Christmas, nativity, the magi

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    Content - Three wise men are bumping up and down on their camels all the way to Bethlehem, carrying their gifts for baby Jesus.  A song that’s already a perennial favourite, guaranteed to raise a smile!

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    'Bumping Up And Down On A Camel' features in the best-selling 'A Wriggly Nativity'

    A Wriggly Nativity

    Bundle of Joy 1 - 3 Favourite Carols
    7 to 11
    £4.50
    £4.50

    Bundle of Joy 1 - 3 Favourite Carols

    Three favourite carols - Age 7 to 13yrs - KS2  

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    Theme - Christmas, celebration of the birth of Jesus

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    Content - Three classics ideal for schools and choirs - traditional favourites for a Christmas carol concert.

    • Ding Dong Merrily On High
    • Good King Wenceslas
    • While Shepherds Watched

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    These carols are from our popular 'Sing Carols' CD 

    Bundle of Joy 2 - 3 Christmas Songs for Early Years/KS1
    5 to 7
    £3.50
    £3.50

    Bundle of Joy 2 - 3 Christmas Songs for Early Years/KS1

    Three Christmas songs - Age: 3 to 7 yrs - Early Years, KS1  

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    Theme - Christmas, celebration of the birth of Jesus, Nativity

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    Content - Three sweet Christmas songs, ideal for inclusion in an infant nativity.  The first two are extremely catchy, and particularly popular with this age group.  The third song is a lovely setting of the traditional classic 'Away In A Manger', a perennial favourite for the crib scene. 

    • Dancing About In The Straw
    • Follow That Star
    • Away In A Manger

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    'Dancing About In The Straw' is featured in the best-selling 'Wriggly Nativity'

    'Follow That Star' is featured in our song collection 'Sing Christmas'

    Bundle of Joy 3 - 3 Christmas Songs KS2
    7 to 11
    £4.50
    £4.50

    Bundle of Joy 3 - 3 Christmas Songs KS2

    Three Christmas songs - Age: 7 to 11 yrs - KS2  

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    Themes - the Christmas Story, three wise men, Nativity, excitement, anticipation

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    Content - Three great songs for juniors to sing at Christmas concerts. The first considers the different stories that are told at Christmas time, stories of Santa and Rudolph, the 'narrative' of the commercial Christmas season, and the story of Jesus' birth in a place where there is 'no tinsel there at all'.  The second song is a quirky one, sung from the point of view of one the camels carrying the three wise men; the third is a song to express excited anticipation of Christmas festivities. 
    The simple harmony and counterpoint parts in these songs make them a useful addition to school choir repertoire. 

    • Tell Me A Story
    • Melchior's Camel
    • Come On Christmas

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    These songs come from the songbook 'Come On Christmas'

    Bundle of Joy 4 - 3 Christmas Songs KS2
    7 to 11
    £4.50
    £4.50

    Bundle of Joy 4 - 3 Christmas Songs KS2

    Three Christmas Songs - age 7 to 12 - KS2  

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    Theme - Christmas, joy, Nativity, praise, love, giving

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    Content - 'Bells Ring Out' is a joyful celebration of the birth of Jesus. 'Gabriel's Message' is a beautiful song about the annunciation, expressing joy at the blessing that Mary is given, to bear the Son of God. 'Christmas Gold' is about waking up on Christmas morning, and the true 'gold' of Christmas being to do with giving and love.  

    Three excellent songs, each with simple harmony and counterpoint parts that make them a valuable addition to school choir repertoire.

    • Bells Ring Out
    • Gabriel's Message
    • Christmas Gold

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    'Bells Ring Out' is featured in the cantata 'Bells Ring Out'
    'Gabriel's Message' is featured in the cantata 'One Bright Star'
    'Christmas Gold' is featured in the song collection 'Sing Christmas'

    Bundle of Joy 5 - 3 Christmas Songs KS1
    5 to 7
    £3.50
    £3.50

    Bundle of Joy 5 - 3 Christmas Songs KS1

    Three Christmas Songs - Age 5 to 8 - KS1  

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    Theme - Christmas, Santa Claus, anticipation, Nativity, three wise men, light, hope 

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    Content - Three adorable songs for this age group to sing, all of which have proved firm favourites in many schools!  'Wonderful Father Christmas' has a Disney feel to it, and expresses the excitement of anticipating the arrival of Santa Claus with lots of gifts. 'Bumping Up And Down On A Camel' is a great song to include in a Nativity presentation, guaranteed to raise a smile!  Finally, 'Shine Away' is a lovely song about the light and hope that Christmas brings to the world. 

    • Wonderful Father Christmas
    • Bumping Up And Down On A Camel
    • Shine Away

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    Wonderful Father Christmas is from 'A Christmas Recipe'
    Bumping Up And Down On A Camel is from 'A Wriggly Nativity'
    Shine Away is from 'Jesus' Christmas Party'

    Can You See The Bright Star Shining?
    7 to 11
    £2.50
    £2.50

    Can You See The Bright Star Shining?

    Can You See The Bright Star Shining   by Nick Perrin  -  5 to 10 yrs  
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    Theme – Nativity, the Christmas star, celebration

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    Content – ‘This is what we’ve been waiting for: Christmas come tonight!’  A lovely upbeat song for the ‘angels and shepherds’ scene in a Nativity – very catchy!

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    Can You See The Bright Star Shining   is taken from the Nativity musical ‘Little Angel Gets Her Wings’

    Can You See The Bright Star Shining?

    Can't You Hear Me Knocking
    7 to 11
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Can't You Hear Me Knocking

    Can't You Hear Me Knocking by Nick Perrin - 7 to 11 yrs - KS2  (2m 26s)

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    Theme - Christmas, homelessness, poverty, compassion

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    Content - This poignant song from Nick Perrin appeals for us all to take care of the poor, unhappy and lonely at Christmas time. A great song to pull the heartstrings, and works as a good contrast to upbeat celebration songs, particularly helpful if you are doing a fundraising concert. 

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    'Can't You Hear Me Knocking' from the songbook 'Come On Christmas'

    Come On Christmas

    Check Your Watch
    3 to 5
    £1.50
    £1.50

    Check Your Watch

    Check Your Watch by Jan Dobbins - 3 to 7 yrs - Early Years  (1m 22s)
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    Theme - telling the time, clocks and watches

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    Content An easy, tick-tocking song for infants about telling the time at the beginning and the end of the school day. 

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    This song features in the songbook 'Zippety Zappy Zee'

    Zippety Zappy Zee

    Chocolate Eggs At Easter
    5 to 7
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Chocolate Eggs At Easter

    Chocolate Eggs At Easter - by Ruth Kenward - Age 5 to 8 yrs - KS1  (1m 1s)
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    Theme – Easter is a special time for Easter eggs! 
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    Content – A cute song from the musical ‘The Chocolate Shop’ that would work well on its own as part of a KS1 Easter presentation, with a group of children taking the part of the Easter eggs. 

    This song is featured in our quirky Easter musical for KS1:  'The Chocolate Shop'  which is about Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies - and forgiveness! 

    The Chocolate Shop

    Christmas - There's Lots To Get Done
    5 to 7
    £1.50
    £1.50

    Christmas - There's Lots To Get Done

    Christmas - There's Lots To Get Done  By Sarah Baker - 6 to 9 yrs - KS1, KS2  (1m 12s)
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    Theme - Christmas preparations, a busy time
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    Content - As the title suggests, this song is all about getting ready for Christmas!  Festive food, Christmas crackers, etc. Upbeat and easy to learn.
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    From the musical - 'Magical Christmas Journey'

    Magical Christmas Journey

    Christmas Gold
    7 to 11
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Christmas Gold

    Christmas Gold by Ruth Kenward - 7 to 11yrs. - (1m 49s)

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    Theme - The true ‘gold’ of Christmas is explored in this warm, lyrical song.
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    Content - 'Christmas Gold' is about waking up on Christmas morning, and the true 'gold' of Christmas being to do with giving and love.  
     ‘It’s very precious, that Christmas gold. Don’t ever lose it, that Christmas gold.’
     The simple harmonies in this song make it a valuable addition to school choir repertoire. 
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    'Christmas Gold' is from a quirky musical for juniors, about a land filled with all the characters from the song 'The Twelve Days Of Christmas' -  'Five Gold Rings'
    Five Gold Rings
    Christmas Is Here
    7 to 11
    £3.50
    £3.50

    Christmas Is Here

    Christmas Is Here   by John Gleadall  -  7 to 11 yrs 

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    Theme – Christmas, celebration in every generation.

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    Content –  An exceptionally Christmassy song!  Very effective divided chorus singing, easy to teach and learn, ‘Christmas Is Here’  is a favourite with many in this age group. 

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    Christmas Is Here   is taken from the songbook ‘Here Comes Christmas’ 

    Christmas Is Here

    Christmas Joy
    7 to 11
    £3.50
    £3.50

    Christmas Joy

    Christmas Joy  By Helen Mitchell  - 7 to 13yrs - KS2, KS3  (2m 41s)

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    Theme - The excitement and joy that Christmas brings, celebration of Jesus' birth, winter

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    Content - This song has an exceptionally Christmassy ‘feel’ in both lyrics and music, so makes a great addition to an end of term concert.  A wintery scene is set as the backdrop for Christmas shopping, and the song ends with Christmas stockings hanging by a warm fireside glow and a sparkling Christmas tree – all with the aim of celebrating a special birth. The harmony parts make this song very suitable for choir use.

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    'Christmas Joy' features in the songbook  'Here Comes Christmas'

    Here Comes Christmas

    Come And Build A Snowman
    5 to 7
    £1.50
    £1.50

    Come And Build A Snowman

    Come And Build A Snowman by Judy Lown - 3 to 7 yrs - Early Years, KS1  (1m 11s)

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    Theme - Winter, snow, snowmen

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    Content - A very simple song about building snowmen - and slipping and sliding about in the process!  

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    Come And Build A Snowman  is from the songbook 'Come On Christmas'

    Come On Christmas

     

    Come On Christmas
    7 to 11
    £3.00
    £3.00

    Come On Christmas

    Come On Christmas by Ruth Kenward - 7 to 11 yrs - KS2  (1m 48s)

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    Theme - Christmas, excitement, anticipation

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    Content -  This perennial favourite is full of energy and excitement, expressing children’s impatience for Christmas Eve to arrive and for the Christmas lights to shine.  It's so exciting to think about that they can hardly breathe!  But why's it taking so long to come?
    With simple harmony/counterpoint (optional) this is a great song for junior choirs.

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     'Come On Christmas' features in a musical about the importance of giving at Christmas: 'Miracle Child' and the songbook 'Come On Christmas'

    Miracle ChildCome On Christmas

    Come On!
    7 to 11
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Come On!

    Come On!   by Sarah Baker  -  5 to 9 yrs  
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    Theme – Celebration at Christmas – move your body

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    Content –  An irresistible song to celebrate Christmas, full of energy and life.  Easy to learn – and movement is a must!  There's an easy key change into the last verse, with a clear cue to help everyone to pitch correctly in the new key. A lively item for a Christmas concert, that will have all the singers bopping about and enjoying themselves!  

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    Come On!  is taken from the musical ‘Magical Christmas Journey’

    Come On!

    Come With Me
    7 to 11
    £2.50
    £2.50

    Come With Me

    'Come With Me'  by Peter O'Hare - 7 to 11 yrs - KS2  (2m 40s)
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    Theme – Co-operation, teamwork, a better world, hope, perseverance

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    Content - On our own, we don't function well, but along with others we can achieve so much more.  When we team up to work together, that's how we can really make a difference and build a better world!  

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    This song has a partner story and complete assembly on the same theme.  You can find this in 'Assemblies Alive KS2', which also contains 14 other assemblies, songs and stories.

    Assemblies Alive KS2

    Cuckoo
    3 to 5
    £1.50
    £1.50

    Cuckoo

    Cuckoo by Jan Dobbins - 3 to 7 yrs - Early Years, KS1  (1m 56s)

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    Theme - Cuckoo, spring, nature, birds

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    Content - A delightfully simple song about a baby cuckoo.  Very pretty - and perfect for even the youngest children to join in on the echoes. 

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    'Cuckoo' is featured in the Early Years songbook 'Zippety Zappy Zee'

    Zippety Zappy Zee

    Dancing About In The Straw
    5 to 7
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Dancing About In The Straw

    Dancing About In The Straw by Peter Fardell - 5 to 7 yrs - KS1  (1m 54s)

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    Theme - Christmas, Nativity, Manger song

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    Content - All the animals in the stable at Bethlehem are dancing with excitement to see the baby boy in the manger: cows, donkeys and chickens are all dancing like they've never danced before.  Lively and full of character, with some nice animal sound effects!  Ideal for inclusion in a DIY nativity.

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    Dancing About In The Straw from the musical 'A Wriggly Nativity'

    A Wriggly Nativity

    Ding Dong Merrily On High
    7 to 11
    £2.50
    £2.50

    Ding Dong Merrily On High

    Ding Dong Merrily On High - trad. (arr. Gerry Page) - 9 to 13 yrs - KS2, KS3  (2m 38s)

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    Theme - Traditional Christmas, Carol concerts, Nativity

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    Content - The arrangement, with its very hooky counterpoint part, brings a whole new appeal to a traditional favourite.  Ideal for young choirs to sing at Christmas.

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    Ding Dong Merrily On High is from 'Sing Carols'  (CD & Lyrics sheet)

    Sing Carols

    Does Everybody Know?
    5 to 7
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Does Everybody Know?

    Does Everybody Know by Nick Perrin - age 5 to 9 yrs - KS1, KS2  (1m 54s)

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    Theme - Harvest, where food comes from
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    Content - Where does our food come from?  The shops and supermarkets, of course!  "Chuck it in the trolley, check it out!  Stuff it in a bag, wheel it out!"  Wait a minute... No!  "It comes from the earth, that's a fact."  A great song for Harvest time, or alongside any food-related topic.
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    This song is featured in a set of three mini-musicals, 'Bumper Harvest' and also features in the primary phase songbook 'Songs For All Seasons'

    Bumper HarvestSongs For All Seasons

    Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover
    7 to 11
    £2.50
    £2.50

    Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover

    'Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover' by Nairne Page - 7 to 13 yrs - KS2, KS3  (2m 37s)
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    Theme - encouraging tolerance and empathy, confronting prejudice, anti bullying

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    Content An excellent song for PHSE or junior assembly, 'Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover' is all about relationships, and being nice to each other, no matter where we come from or who we are.  The harmony parts also make this an interesting set piece for a junior choir, or soloist with backing group.  The ‘fills’ in the chorus are a good technical exercise for young singers, especially if done in 2 or even 3-part harmony.

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    Don't Open The Box
    7 to 11
    £2.50
    £2.50

    Don't Open The Box

    Don't Open The Box  by Caroline Picking & Edward Preston - 7 to 13 yrs - KS2, KS3  (2m 07s)
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    Theme - self control, keeping a lid on the ‘Pandora’s Box’ of destructive thoughts and emotions

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    Content Using the metaphor of Pandora’s Box, this song makes a strong statement about keeping nasty thoughts and words under control - for everyone’s benefit!  Obviously, it's important to share about our problems in order to process negative feelings in a controlled way, but the message of this song is that allowing anger and bitterness to spill over onto others causes those destructive emotions to spread and grow.  Punchy, assertive and with a dramatic edge, this song is strengthening and empowering for children to sing. 

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    This song has a partner story in 'Assemblies Alive KS2', which contains 14 other songs and stories.

    Don't Open The Box

    Donkey On A Journey
    7 to 11
    £2.50
    £2.50

    Donkey On A Journey

    Donkey On A Journey by Ruth Kenward & Caroline Kimber  -  7 to 10 yrs   

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    Theme – Nativity, Mary rides a donkey from Galilee to Bethlehem, Christmas
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    Content – a very hooky donkey song that is always popular with this age group, because the lyrics tell the story so vividly, the melody is so catchy and the backing arrangement is so appealing.  This song also refers to the old legend of animals kneeling down in the stable to honour Jesus’ birth.  There's an easy and attractive key change half way through the song, with a simple one-note link to help singers move confidently into the new key.

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    ‘Donkey On A Journey’ is taken from the Nativity musical ‘A Way In A Manger’

    Donkey On A Journey

    Donkey Plodding
    5 to 7
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Donkey Plodding

    Donkey Plodding by Peter Fardell  -  4 to 7 yrs 

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    Theme – Nativity: Mary rides on the donkey to Bethlehem, Christmas, animals

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    Content – a donkey song that’s full of character, with a melody that cleverly echoes the donkey’s braying sound.  Always popular with this age group, because it has such a catchy tune! 

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    Donkey Plodding is taken from the Nativity musical ‘A Wriggly Nativity’ 

    Donkey Plodding

    Donkey Plodding

    Driving My Tractor
    3 to 5
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Driving My Tractor

    Driving My Tractor  by Jan Dobbins - 3 to 7 yrs - Early Years, KS1  (2m 37s)
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    Theme - Driving a tractor, farming, animals

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    Content A fun song about driving a tractor and picking up various farm animals along the way.  Children will love the tractor sounds!  Listen to the Barefoot Books animated version of this song on YouTube HERE

    This song is featured in Early Years songbook 'Zippety Zappy Zee'

    Zippety Zappy Zee

    Easter's Coming
    7 to 11
    £2.50
    £2.50

    Easter's Coming

    Easter’s Coming by Sarah Baker - age 7 to 11 yrs - KS2  (2m 55s)
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    Theme – Anticipating Easter, remembering the hill with three crosses
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    Content – the verses each take a different aspect of Easter.  Verse 1 reflects spring, and the changes in nature that tell us Easter’s on the way; verse 2 is all about chocolate and Easter cake; verse 3 is about people doing special things at Easter, painting eggs, making bonnets, singing in church etc. The chorus recalls the Christian Easter story, as we 'travel in time to the hill of three crosses' to remember Jesus' sacrifice on the cross - and the joy of the resurrection.  Hosanna!
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    This song is featured in 'Songs For All Seasons'

    Songs For All Seasons

    Ever Wonder?
    7 to 11
    £2.50
    £2.50

    Ever Wonder?

    Ever Wonder by Julie Newcombe - 7 to 11 yrs - KS2  (2m 38s)
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    Theme - the journey of life, adventure, curiosity, attempting new things, awe and wonder, perseverance, hope

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    Content - A great song for Y6 children, about to move on to new schools.  As they transition from KS2 to KS3, this song poses lots of questions:  'Ever question what your life is for?  What's beyond the next exciting door?'  
    A lovely memorable song that encourages children to see life as an adventure.  With its simple structure, 'Ever Wonder' is very easy to teach. The optional harmony part is particularly effective, and there is a great lift with the key change at the end.  Recommended for general singing or choirs, but as a unison song  it is also very suitable for PSHE and assembly purposes.

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    Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining
    7 to 11
    £2.50
    £2.50

    Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining

    Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining  by Ruth Kenward - 7 to 13yrs - KS2, KS3  (2m 38s)
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    Theme - Finding positives in bad times, optimism, patience, perseverance

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    Content An upbeat, feel-good song with a great hook, that encourages us to look for rays of hope in bad times.  Behind the clouds the sun is always shining!  Great for general singing purposes as well as PSHE and assembly.


    This song has a partner story in 'Assemblies Alive KS2', which contains 14 other songs and stories too.

    Assemblies Alive KS2

    Every Step Counts
    5 to 7
    £1.50
    £1.50

    Every Step Counts

    Every Step Counts  by John & Ruth Kenward - 5 to 7 yrs - KS1  (1m 29s)
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    Theme - perseverance, not giving up, counting

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    Content - A simple song with rather a ‘toy soldier’ feel!  The words encourage children not to give up when things seem hard,  reinforcing that 'every step counts' and 'every step means you’re moving on.'  Very suitable for assembly and/or PSHE.  

    This song has a partner story and complete assembly on the same theme.  You can find this in 'Assemblies Alive KS1', which also contains 14 other assemblies, songs and stories.
    Assemblies Alive KS1

    Everyone's Asleep
    5 to 7
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Everyone's Asleep

    Everyone’s Asleep   by Roger Parsley  -  5 to 10 yrs  
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    Theme – Nativity, the stable at Bethlehem, waiting, Christmas

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    Content – This simple, peaceful song sets the scene for the Nativity, with everyone in Bethlehem fast asleep, the lights all turned down in the darkened town.  The world awaits the imminent birth of Jesus.  Mary and Jesus are just coming down the road…  A lovely, unusual song that creates an expectant hush.

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    Everyone’s Asleep   is taken from the Nativity musical ‘Jesus’ Christmas Party’

    Everyone's Asleep

    Everyone's In The Stable
    5 to 7
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Everyone's In The Stable

    'Everyone's In the Stable' by Ruth & John Kenward - 6 to 9 yrs - KS1, KS2  (1m 32s)

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    Theme - Nativity, manger scene, celebration

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    Content - Everyone's in the stable - shepherds, angels, donkeys, cows, sheep... and the bells will ring: 'ding, dong, ding!'  A very joyful, catchy and effective song to celebrate the birth of Jesus, perfect for this age group.  There is an infectious energy about the music that will quickly make it a firm favourite - enjoy! 

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    This song features in infant Christmas musical 'I-Spy Christmas'

    I Spy Christmas

    Everything You Give
    5 to 7
    £1.50
    £1.50

    Everything You Give

    Everything You Give by Ruth Kenward - 6 to 9 yrs - KS1, KS2  (1m 47s)

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    Theme - Christmas, Jesus, nativity, giving

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    Content -   A song that reflects upon the baby in the manger: ‘Everything you give with love, you give to Him.  Everything you do with love, you do for Him - ’cos He is love.’  If you're looking for a gentle Christmas song for this age group that offers a fresh approach, 'Everything You Give' may be the simple, beautiful and unusual song you need!

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    'Everything You Give' features in the nativity musical 'Babushka'

    Babushka

    Feeling Hot
    3 to 5
    £1.50
    £1.50

    Feeling Hot

    'Feeling Hot' by Jan Dobbins - 3 to 7 yrs - Early Years, KS1  (1m 19s)
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    Theme - Feeling hot, my body, sunscreen, summer, weather, seasons

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    Content A lovely, bouncy song  with lots of quirky sound effects about feeling very hot in the sunshine, but with a great, simple message to teach the importance of protecting young skin from the damaging effects of the sun. 

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    This song is featured in 'Songs For All Seasons' and in 'Zippety Zappy Zee'

    Songs For All SeasonsZippety Zappy Zee

    First Day
    5 to 7
    £2.00
    £2.00

    First Day

    First Day  by Ruth Kenward - 5 to 11 yrs - KS1, KS2  (1m 52s)
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    Theme - leavers' song, change, hope, new school, new class, moving house etc.

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    Content A new environment is a challenge, but this song encourages children: 'Everywhere you go take a smile with you!'  Having a friendly, smiling manner and positive approach encourages others to accept us, and it's the best way to ensure that we'll soon feel at home.  An excellent song with a warm, upbeat feel, 'First Day' is ideal for the end of the school year - especially as a leavers' song.

    'First Day' has a partner story and complete assembly on the same theme.  You can find this in 'Assemblies Alive KS1', which also contains 14 other assemblies, songs and stories.

    Assemblies Alive KS1

    Five, Five, Five Little Angels
    5 to 7
    £2.50
    £2.50

    Five, Five, Five Little Angels

    Adrian Pearson - Age 5 to 9 yrs - KS2  (2m 50s)

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    Theme - The journey to Bethlehem, nativity

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    Content - Five little angels, four sleepy shepherds, three very wise men, and two more (Mary and Joseph) are all on the way to Bethlehem.  When they get there, one little baby (Jesus!) is born!  An easy counting song for Christmas, with the option of building up into three parts in each verse making this ideal for infant or lower junior choir. 

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    This song features in the songbook 'Here Comes Christmas'

    Here Comes Christmas

    Follow That Star
    5 to 7
    £1.50
    £1.50

    Follow That Star

    Follow That Star by Judy Lown - 5 to 7 yrs - KS1  (1m 39s)

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    Theme - Christmas, nativity, the magi.

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    Content - The three kings are travelling to Bethlehem:  ‘Keep on travelling. Got to follow that star.’  This lively song is very easy to teach and guaranteed to go down well with infants, making it a great choice for inclusion in a DIY nativity.

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    This song features in the songbook 'Sing Christmas'

    Sing Christmas

    Gabriel´s Message
    7 to 11
    £3.00
    £3.00

    Gabriel´s Message

    Gabriel's Message by Robert Legg & Stella Vassiliou - 7 to 13 yrs - KS2, KS3  (3m 30s)

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    Theme - Christmas, Annunciation, Nativity, joy

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    Content - Gabriel tells Mary that she is to have God’s child.  Beautifully written, with a lovely melody and simple harmonies, this is a great piece to perform at Christmas.  Ideal for young choirs and carol concerts, with verse one being an excellent solo opportunity (Angel Gabriel).

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    Gabriel's Message from the cantata 'One Bright Star'

    One Bright Star

    Glory To God (older children)
    7 to 11
    £3.00
    £3.00

    Glory To God (older children)

    'Glory To God' by Gerry Page & Ruth Kenward - 7 to 13 years - KS2, KS3  (2m 12s)

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    Theme - Christmas, celebrating the birth of Jesus, joy, praise, gospel

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    Content - This song is ideal for the shepherds’ scene in a nativity, as the angels bring the news. Hallelujah!  The song is very simple to learn, and with its rousing gospel feel, children find it very uplifting to sing. One of our singers described it as making her feel ‘bubbly inside’! 
    While even the youngest of children can sing the main melody, the optional second and third parts are very easy to learn and exciting for older children to sing.

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    This song features in the songbook 'Here Comes Christmas'

    Here Comes Christmas

    Glory To God (younger children)
    5 to 7
    £2.50
    £2.50

    Glory To God (younger children)

    'Glory To God' by Gerry Page & Ruth Kenward   5-7 years   (2m 12s)

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    Theme - Christmas, celebrating the birth of Jesus, joy, praise

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    Content - This song is ideal for the shepherds’ scene in a nativity, as the angels bring the news. Hallelujah!  The song is easy to learn and - with its rousing gospel feel - children find it very uplifting to sing.  One of our singers described it as making her feel ‘bubbly inside’! 

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    This song features in the musical 'Noisy Nativity'

    Glory To God  (younger children)

    Good King Wenceslas
    7 to 11
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Good King Wenceslas

    Good King Wenceslas - traditional (arr. Gerry Page) - 9 to 13 yrs - KS2, KS3  (2m 20s)

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    Theme - Traditional Christmas carol, giving to the poor

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    Content - The popular Christmas carol that tells the story of King Wenceslas, who goes out to give alms to the poor, despite the dreadful weather.  A classic for inclusion in carol concerts, which benefits from the perky instrumental arrangement that gives it fresh life.

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    Good King Wenceslas from 'Sing Carols' (CD & Lyrics booklet)

    Sing Carols

    Good News
    5 to 7
    £1.50
    £1.50

    Good News

    Good News  by Naine Page - 5 to 9 yrs  (1m 42s)
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    Theme – News of Jesus' birth, Christmas
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    Content - A simple, feel-good Christmas song, in which the angels proclaim the news of the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, God's only Son, the promised one, 'born under heaven's light'.

    This song is from the nativity show 'Little Star's Story'

    little stars story

    Growing Pains
    7 to 11
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Growing Pains

    Growing Pains  by Tim Parsons & Nadia Mead - 7 to 11 yrs - KS2, KS2  (2m 45s)
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    Theme - trials of growing up, unfairness, failure, frustration, positivity, school life, perseverance

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    Content ‘Growing Pains’ deals with the frustrations of a child’s everyday life - forgetting books, messing up spellings, failing tests, unfairness, etc.  The message is that those things don’t last forever, and when life feels tough we just have to be patient and try to keep ourselves positive.  Set in a very laid back groove, with a two part section at the end.

    This song has a partner story and complete assembly on the same theme.  You can find this in 'Assemblies Alive KS2', which also contains 14 other assemblies, songs and stories.

    Assemblies Alive KS2

    Guy Fawkes Hiding
    7 to 11
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Guy Fawkes Hiding

    Guy Fawkes Hiding by Nick Perrin - 7 to 12 yrs - KS2  (2m 38s)
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    Theme - Guy Fawkes, the gunpowder plot, bonfire, history, fireworks

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    Content - A song that depicts Guy Fawkes hiding in the cellar at the Houses of Parliament in London.  It also depicts - in grisly fashion - the kind of (authentically 17th century) torture by officials who want to extract a confession from him!  Rather along 'Horrible Histories' lines, children will find this a colourful way of engaging with the historical subject matter!  Useful for singing around bonfire night!

    This song features in 'The Keymaster', a brilliant 'modular' musical for children, in which they are taken on an entertaining journey through time, visiting key periods in British history.  

    The Keymaster

    Harvest Moon
    7 to 11
    £2.50
    £2.50

    Harvest Moon

    Harvest Moon by Ruth Kenward - 5 to 11 yrs KS1, KS2  (2m 07s)

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    Theme - Harvest, night time, the moon, the countryside, nature

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    Content - A lyrical and very evocative song for Harvest time, conjuring up a moonlit field, rippling barley and wheat, a snowy owl in flight... delightful and very simple.

    This song comes from the musical 'Tattybogle' and also features in 'Songs For All Seasons'

    TattybogleSongs For All Seasons

    Hold On Slow Down
    5 to 7
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Hold On Slow Down

    Hold On! Slow Down!  by Ruth Kenward - 5 to 7 yrs - KS1  (2m 08s)
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    Theme - taking your time, patience, hurrying, things going wrong, school rules

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    Content - A song about the danger of doing everything in a rush!  Children love the use of different tempos in this song, which has a speedy verse and a contrasting laid-back chorus.  Wonderful for reinforcing school rules about running in corridors etc., as this song has a way of getting stuck in children’s heads!

    This song has a partner story and complete assembly on the same theme.  You can find this in 'Assemblies Alive KS1', which also contains 14 other assemblies, songs and stories.

    ..Assemblies Alive KS1

    Hosanna Jesus
    7 to 11
    £3.00
    £3.00

    Hosanna Jesus

    Hosanna Jesus - by Nick Perrin - Age 7 to 11 yrs - KS2  (2m 22s)
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    Theme – Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, Easter, Hosanna
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    Content - The crowds lining Jesus’ way into Jerusalem call out to him: ‘Hosanna!  Save us, Lord!’  A powerful song to open an Easter service or assembly for juniors.  Simple harmonies (optional) make this a great Easter song choice for junior choirs.

    This song features in the Easter cantata 'Roll Back The Stone'

    Roll Back The Stone

    How Can I Make A Difference?
    5 to 7
    £1.50
    £1.50

    How Can I Make A Difference?

    How Can I Make A Difference?  by Ruth Kenward & Richard Neil - 5 to 7 yrs - KS1  (1m 25s)
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    Theme - making a difference, doing the right thing, morals

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    Content Very easy to teach and learn, this song has a simple message about making things better in our own small way, by doing the right thing.  Ideal for infant assembly.

    This song has a partner story and complete assembly on the same theme.  You can find this in 'Assemblies Alive KS1', which also contains 14 other assemblies, songs and stories.

    Assemblies Alive KS1

    I Like The Weather
    3 to 5
    £1.50
    £1.50

    I Like The Weather

    I Like The Weather  by Jan Dobbins - 3 to 7yrs - Early Years, KS1  (1m 22s)
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    Theme - seasons, weather, sun, rain, wind and snow, nature

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    Content - A song to help young children express the fun to be had in different kinds of weather.  Great sound effects - and even the youngest children can join in with the actions and weather sounds!

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    This song is also featured in 'Songs For All Seasons' and  'Zippety Zappy Zee'

    Songs For All SeasonsZippety Zappy Zee

    I Saw Three Ships
    7 to 11
    £2.00
    £2.00

    I Saw Three Ships

    I Saw Three Ships - trad. (arr. Gerry Page) 7 to 11 yrs - KS2  (2m 03s)

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     Theme - Christmas, sailing ships, Mary, Jesus, Bethlehem

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    Content - The popular Christmas carol that talks about ships sailing into Bethlehem (although that’s poetic licence, as the nearest body of water to Bethlehem is the Dead Sea, 20 miles away!)   'All the bells in heaven shall ring, on Christmas Day, on Christmas Day.'  Set to a nicely toe-tapping folk music arrangement. 

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    This song also features in the CD 'Sing Carols' 

    Sing Carols

    I'm A Little Donkey
    5 to 7
    £1.50
    £1.50

    I'm A Little Donkey

    I'm A Little Donkey  by Gavin Millar - 4 to 7 yrs - KS1  (1m 50s)

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    Theme - Christmas, Nativity, donkey

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    Content - A very cute song that gives a donkey's perspective on the 'fuss' surrounding the Nativity!  He just wants to eat his hay, but there's something in the way: there's a baby in the manger!  The donkey finds the whole thing a bit of an imposition.  However, once the donkey hears of the journey to Egypt he perks up. He's going to be carrying Mary and the baby - and he'll get a meal at last!  

    I'm Cold
    3 to 5
    £1.50
    £1.50

    I'm Cold

    I'm Cold  by Jan Dobbins - 3 to 7 yrs - Early Years, KS1  (1m 32s)
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    Theme - being cold, snow, ice, winter, weather

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    Content - a fun song for Early Years that lends itself to actions, as it talks about feeling cold and wrapping up warm. With colourful and evocative backing music that really sets the atmosphere.

    This song is featured in the songbooks 'Songs For All Seasons' and 'Zippety Zappy Zee'

    Songs For All SeasonsZippety Zappy Zee

    I'm Waiting
    5 to 7
    £1.50
    £1.50

    I'm Waiting

    I'm Waiting  by Veronica Clark - 5 to 7 yrs - KS1  (1m 36s)

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    Theme - Christmas, nativity, shepherd’s song, patience

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    Content - A gentle song expressing a shepherd's anticipation of a long-awaited royal birth. He's waited for many years and it's taken a lot of faith, so he hopes he won't be wrong!  Ideal for inclusion in a DIY nativity.  

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    'I'm Waiting' features in the nativity musical 'The Raggedy King'

    Raggedy King

    If You Don't Know The Way
    7 to 11
    £3.00
    £3.00

    If You Don't Know The Way

    If You Don't Know The Way by John Gleadall - age 7 to 13 yrs - KS2, KS3  (3m 16s)

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    Theme - Christmas, Jesus, Nativity, spiritual journey

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    Content - The story of the nativity told in a fresh, original way that points people towards Jesus now.  ‘If you feel lost at Christmas time … follow the shining star!’  Ideal for young choirs and carol concerts, with very simple harmony and counterpoint.

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    'If You Don't Know The Way' features in songbook 'Come On Christmas'

    Come On Christmas

    In A Little Stable Long Ago
    5 to 7
    £1.50
    £1.50

    In A Little Stable Long Ago

    In A Little Stable Long Ago  by Peter Fardell - 3 to 7 yrs - Early Years, KS1  (1m 47s)

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    Theme - Christmas, nativity, the manger scene, love

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    Content - Everyone in the stable is all aglow!  Something's in the manger - it's love!  An adorable and very simple song for young children to sing at Christmas time - with a huge aah factor!  Ideal for inclusion in a DIY nativity.

    In The Race Of Life
    7 to 11
    £3.00
    £3.00

    In The Race Of Life

    In The Race Of Life by Ruth Kenward & Mark Dickman - 7 to 13 - KS2, KS3  (3m 17s)
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    Theme - Aiming high, taking part, team work, embracing challenges, leavers' song, Olympics, sport
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    Content - This song is about a race in which we all take part: the day to day race of life.  An inspiring song about aiming high, seizing opportunities and finding the inner strength to cope with the race.  Whether we're first or last, at least we're taking part!  The song builds to a powerful finish, 'In The Race Of Life' has a positive and encouraging message, which makes it great for use as a school song, and for assemblies.  Very effective harmonies also make this a good set piece for young choirs.

    It Snowed In The Night
    5 to 7
    £1.50
    £1.50

    It Snowed In The Night

    It Snowed In The Night by Ruth Kenward & Gerry Page - age 5 to 7 yrs - KS1  (2m 12s)

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    Theme - Winter, snow, excitement, weather, seasons

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    Content - The excitement of opening your curtains to find that it’s snowed overnight!  Better get your warmest clothes on - it's time for a snowball fight!  A song that infants will love to sing in wintry weather.

    It Snowed In The Night from the songbook 'Come On Christmas'

    Come On Christmas

    It'll Soon Be Christmas
    7 to 11
    £2.00
    £2.00

    It'll Soon Be Christmas

    It'll Soon Be Christmas by Ruth Kenward - 7 to 11 yrs - KS2  (1m 41s)

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    Theme - Christmas celebration, excitement, anticipation

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    Content - ‘Christmas light makes day of night…’   All around the town it's bright. Something's in the air tonight!  An exuberant, energy-filled song to express the joy of anticipating Christmas, parties, fun and laughter...  A song full of Christmas joy and sparkle! 

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    'It'll Soon Be Christmas'features in both the musical 'Five Gold Rings' and the songbook 'Sing Christmas'

    Five Gold RingsSing Christmas

    It's A Donkey
    3 to 5
    £1.50
    £1.50

    It's A Donkey

    It’s A Donkey  by John and Ruth Kenward  -  3 to 6 yrs  
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    Theme – Nativity, Mary and Joseph, donkey, Bethlehem, Christmas

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    Content – The song tells the story of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem, with Mary riding on a donkey.  This is a song full of character and always popular with this age group, with its catchy melody that cleverly echoes the donkey’s braying sound.   

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    It’s A Donkey  is taken from the Nativity musical ‘I-Spy Christmas’ 

    It's A Donkey

    Just A Single Candle
    7 to 11
    £3.00
    £3.00

    Just A Single Candle

    Just A Single Candle  by Jenny Schrag - 7 to 13 yrs - KS2, KS3  (3m 08s)
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    Theme - making a difference, peace, tolerance, choices, hope, relationships

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    Content An anthemic song about the way we live, and the responsibility that each of us has to make a difference. The excellent lyrics make the song ideal for assembly, but the optional harmony parts and key change also make this a very uplifting song for choir performance. 

    This song has a partner story and complete assembly on the same theme.  You can find this in 'Assemblies Alive KS2', which also contains 14 other assemblies, songs and stories.

    Assemblies Alive KS2

    Knock On Another Door
    5 to 7
    £2.50
    £2.50

    Knock On Another Door

    Knock On Another Door  by Peter Fardell  -  4 to 7 yrs  
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    Theme – Nativity: Mary and Joseph find no room at the inn in Bethlehem, Christmas

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    Content – Extremely catchy, this song is a favourite to accompany the ‘no room at the inn’ part of the Nativity story.  Well-paced and very easy to follow, which is helpful for children playing the parts of Mary and Joseph as they move from one inn-keeper to another.

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    Knock On Another Door  is taken from the Nativity musical ‘A Wriggly Nativity’ 

    Knock On Another Door

    Let's Go
    7 to 11
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Let's Go

    Let's Go  by Nick Perrin - 7 to 11 yrs - KS2  (1m 43s)

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    Theme - Christmas, nativity, anticipation, spiritual journey

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    Content - An energetic song about heading in the direction of Bethlehem, both literally and figuratively.  ‘Celebrate the holy birth, hope once more for peace on Earth.’  A great song to end a Christmas carol concert, as it also wishes its audience 'Happy New Year'.

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    'Let's Go' also features in the songbook 'Come On Christmas'

    Come On Christmas

    Let's Say No
    5 to 7
    £1.50
    £1.50

    Let's Say No

    Let's Say No  by Ruth Kenward & Richard Neil - 5 to 7yrs - KS1  (1m 41s)
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    Theme - standing up to bullies, confidence

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    Content A very simple song to discourage bullying and to teach children some things they can do to feel stronger.  Particularly useful for assembly and PHSE purposes.

    This song has a partner story and complete assembly on the same theme.  You can find this in 'Assemblies Alive KS1', which also contains 14 other assemblies, songs and stories.

    Assemblies Alive KS1

    Little Blue Engine
    3 to 5
    £1.50
    £1.50

    Little Blue Engine

    Little Blue Engine by Jan Dobbins - 3 to 7yrs - Early Years, KS1  (2m 44s)
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    Theme - Steam trains, railways, travel and transport

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    Content A lively song about a little blue engine - a great one for Thomas the Tank Engine fans!  Early years children will love making the ‘Choo-choo’ train noises and pretending to be the engine as it travels from station to station. Lovely quirky sound effects. 

    This song also features in the songbook 'Zippety Zappy Zee'

    Zippety Zappy Zee

    Live Together
    7 to 11
    £3.00
    £3.00

    Live Together

    Live Together  by Peter O'Hare - 7 to 12yrs - KS2  (3m 0s)
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    Theme - co-operation, overcoming obstacles, teamwork, behaviour, citizenship

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    Content A simple, bright and breezy song with a lilt - about working as a team and getting along with others, even when perhaps we don’t want to!  Working together helps us to overcome life’s obstacles. 

    This song has a partner story and complete assembly on the same theme.  You can find this in 'Assemblies Alive KS2', which also contains 14 other assemblies, songs and stories.

    Assemblies ALive KS2

    Lots and Lots Of People
    3 to 5
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Lots and Lots Of People

    Lots and Lots Of People   by Gerry Page & Ruth Kenward  -  3 to 7 yrs  

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    Theme – Nativity, no room at the inn, Christmas.

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    Content –  Bethlehem is very busy, with lots of people running around, all looking for a place to stay.  A simple action song, very catchy, which even very young children find easy to learn. 

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    Lots and Lots Of People   is taken from the musical ‘Noisy Nativity’

    Lots and Lots Of People

    Magical Christmas Journey
    7 to 11
    £2.50
    £2.50

    Magical Christmas Journey

    Magical Christmas Journey   by Sarah Baker  -  5 to 9 yrs  

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    Theme – Nativity, following the star, Christmas

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    Content –  Who’s coming with us to find out where the star will lead us?  A very catchy song, full of energy, about setting off on a journey of discovery. 

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    Magical Christmas Journey   is taken from the musical ‘Magical Christmas Journey’ 

    Magical Christmas Journey

    Marching Band
    3 to 5
    £1.50
    £1.50

    Marching Band

    Marching Band  by Jan Dobbins - 3 to 7 yrs - Early Years, KS1  (1m 58s)
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    Theme - Marching, percussion instruments

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    Content An appealing song about a marching band and the different instruments that play in it. Children love to pretend to play the trumpet, drum, whistle and crash cymbals as they march up and down.

    This song is featured in the songbook 'Zippety Zappy Zee'

    Zippety Zappy Zee

    Mary, Joseph, On The Way To Bethlehem
    5 to 7
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Mary, Joseph, On The Way To Bethlehem

    Mary, Joseph, On The Way To Bethlehem
    By Gerry Page & Ruth Kenward  - 3 to 6 yrs - Early Years, KS1  (2m 3s)

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    Theme - Christmas, nativity, Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem, donkey

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    Content - A very simple song for young children, that describes the donkey ride to Bethlehem (with plenty of clip-clopping and a few eeyores!)

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    From the musical - 'Noisy Nativity'

    Noisy Nativity

    Melchior's Camel
    7 to 11
    £2.50
    £2.50

    Melchior's Camel

    Melchior's Camel  by John Gleadall - 7 to 11 yrs - KS2  (3m 31s)

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    Theme - Christmas, nativity, spiritual journey

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    Content - The journey to Bethlehem, from the point of view of the camel belonging to Melchior, one of the three wise men. ‘It’s all right for him!’ says the camel, grumpy about the long journey. But even he picks up the joyful atmosphere when they reach their destination…  

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    Melchior's Camel features in the songbook 'Come On Christmas'

    Come On Christmas

    Miracle Child
    7 to 11
    £3.00
    £3.00

    Miracle Child

    Miracle Child by John & Ruth Kenward - 7 to 11 yrs - KS2  (2m 29s)

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    Theme - Christmas, birth of Jesus, nativity, time passing
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    Content - Time moves on but around the world a 2000 year old story remains strong. 'Across the world we remember that time so long ago, when there were angels singing, shepherds praying, kings all kneeling down to honour a child, a miracle child.'  A reflective song with an unusual approach.  A good song for junior choir and carol concerts, as there are simple but effective harmonies (optional).
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     'Miracle Child' comes from the musical by the same name: 'Miracle Child'

    Miracle Child

    Monkey Climbing
    3 to 5
    £1.50
    £1.50

    Monkey Climbing

    Monkey Climbing by Jan Dobbins - 3 to 7 yrs - Early Years, KS1  (1m 22s)
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    Theme - Animals, Monkeys, kittens, tigers and children climbing trees.

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    Content Children love this song, which is simply about different animals climbing trees and the noises that they make when they reach the top.  Plenty of great animal sound effects!

    This song is featured in the songbook 'Zippety Zappy Zee'

    Zippety Zappy Zee

    My Feet Want To Dance
    7 to 11
    £3.00
    £3.00

    My Feet Want To Dance

    My Feet Want To Dance   by Ruth Kenward  -  5 to 11 yrs  
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    Theme – Spreading joy, sharing, feeling full of life, celebration

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    Content – this is a delightfully exuberant song, guaranteed to lift spirits!  It is written in order to help children celebrate life and generate joy – and to encourage them to spread it.  The song modulates half way through, but with a linking phrase to make the key change easy to follow, even for very young singers.  Ideal for PSHE and assembly purposes, or for celebrating a special occasion. 

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    My Feet Want To Dance  is taken from the Nativity musical ‘Babushka’ 

    My Feet Want To Dance

    My Hands Are Freezing
    3 to 5
    £2.00
    £2.00

    My Hands Are Freezing

    My Hands Are Freezing  by Veronica Clark  -  3 to 6 yrs  
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    Theme – cold, winter, body temperature, weather, seasons
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    Content – a very simple action song about feeling cold!  Suitable for early years and KS1 as part of learning about ‘my body’.  Exceptionally easy to learn!

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    ‘My Hands Are Freezing’ is taken from our endearing nativity musical for KS1 – ‘The Raggedy King’. 

    My Hands Are Freezing

    My King
    7 to 11
    £3.00
    £3.00

    My King

    My King by Ruth kenward - 7 to 11 yrs - KS2  (2m 46s)

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    Theme - Christmas, nativity, shepherds, spiritual journey, worship

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    Content - A beautifully lyrical song for a nativity performance, sung as if by a shepherd boy at the time of Jesus’ birth.  The boy describes his long journey to Bethlehem and declares his devotion to his King. 

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    'My King' features in the songbook 'Come On Christmas'

    Come On Christmas

    No-one Likes A Bighead
    5 to 7
    £2.00
    £2.00

    No-one Likes A Bighead

    No-one Likes A Bighead by John & Ruth Kenward - 5 to 7yrs - KS1  (1m 41s)
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    Theme - confidence, showing off, relationships

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    Content - A song about over-confidence, and how it doesn’t help people make good relationships, as the title suggests!  Easy to teach and learn, particularly useful for assembly and PHSE purposes.

    This song has a partner story and complete assembly on the same theme.  You can find this in 'Assemblies Alive KS1', which also contains 14 other assemblies, songs and stories.

    Assemblies Alive KS1

    Now It's Time For Christmas
    7 to 11
    £3.50
    £3.50

    Now It's Time For Christmas

    Now It's Time For Christmas  by Helen Mitchell - 7 to 11yrs - KS2  (2m 15s)

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    Theme - Christmas, joy, excitement, birth of Jesus

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    Content - This deliciously Christmassy ballad that combines the ‘feel’ of a contemporary winter celebration with the recollection of the birth of Jesus thousands of years ago. The first verse focuses upon Christmas decorations, streets full of people doing their Christmas shopping and the sound of carols in the air, but also reminds us to think of that first Christmas in a stable far away.  The second verse reverses the thinking, beginning with the events at Bethlehem, then coming back to the present day, with Christmas trees, Christmas cake, and the conclusion that it's a time to give thanks for all God's blessings.

    The lovely harmony parts and Christmassy feel make this song particularly suitable for choir use.

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    This song is also featured in the songbook 'Here Comes Christmas'

    Here Comes Christmas

    On That Night
    5 to 7
    £2.00
    £2.00

    On That Night

    On That Night   by John and Ruth Kenward  -  4 to 7 yrs  
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    Theme – Nativity, angels and shepherds, birth of Jesus, Christmas

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    Content – On a bright, starlit night, the angels bring good news to some shepherds:  ‘Good new!  Christ is born for you!’ 
    An easy-to-learn song for the ‘angels and shepherds’ scene in the Nativity, .  

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    On That Night  is taken from the mini-musical ‘A Little Nativity’

    On That Night

    On The Road To Bethlehem
    7 to 11
    £2.50
    £2.50

    On The Road To Bethlehem

    On The Road To Bethlehem   by Nick Perrin  -  5 to 10 yrs  
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    Theme – Nativity, Christmas angels, church bells, birth of Jesus

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    Content – With its upbeat, Christmassy feel, this song invites the audience in to the Christmas story. An ideal opening number for any Nativity performance.

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    On The Road To Bethlehem   is taken from the Nativity musical ‘Little Angel Gets Her Wings’

    On The Road To Bethlehem

    Once There Were Three Wise Men
    5 to 7
    £1.50
    £1.50

    Once There Were Three Wise Men Once There Were Three Wise Men

    Once There Were Three Wise Men   by John and Ruth Kenward  -  4 to 7 yrs  
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    Theme – Nativity, three wise men, Christmas, birth of Jesus

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    Content – Three wise men, watching the night sky, see a star pass by – and they know they must follow it.  So they jump on the camel train to find a newborn king!  A cute song during which the journey of the magi can be re-enacted. 

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    Once There Were Three Wise Men   is taken from the mini-musical ‘A Little Nativity’ 

    Once There Were Three Wise Men

    One Day At A Time
    5 to 7
    £2.00
    £2.00

    One Day At A Time

    One Day At  A Time  by John & Ruth Kenward - 5 to 7 yrs - LS1  (1m 30s)

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    Theme - dealing with difficult problems, perseverance, patience

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    Content A gentle song to encourage young children that things get better - if you can be patient and take one day at a time.  Ideal for assembly and PSHE.

    This song has a partner story and complete assembly on the same theme.  You can find this in 'Assemblies Alive KS1', which also contains 14 other assemblies, songs and stories.

    Assemblies Alive KS1

    One Little Boy In The Straw
    5 to 7
    £2.00
    £2.00

    One Little Boy In The Straw

    One Little Boy In The Straw   by John and Ruth Kenward  -  4 to 7 yrs  
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    Theme – Nativity, stable scene, Jesus in the manger, Christmas joy, counting

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    Content –  A simple cumulative song to gather the whole cast for the finale of a Nativity performance, ending with: five happy angels, four happy shepherds, three happy wise men, two happy parents, one little boy in the straw – and a whole lot of joy!

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    One Little Boy In The Straw   is taken from the mini-musical ‘A Little Nativity’ 

    One Little Boy In The Straw

    One Night
    7 to 11
    £2.50
    £2.50

    One Night

    One Night by Simon Donlon & Colm Flanagan - 7 to 12 yrs  (3m 50s)
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    Theme – Angels appear to shepherds with news of Jesus' birth
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    Content -  A lovely set piece for young choirs, guaranteed to get toes tapping!  Sets the hillside scene, shepherds watching over their sheep and angels appearing with great news. Simple and very effective harmony and counterpoint, with modulation adding great uplift for the last verse.  

    This song is from the cantata 'One Night In Bethlehem'

    one night in Bethlehem town

    One Step Closer
    7 to 11
    £2.00
    £2.00

    One Step Closer

    One Step Closer by Ruth Kenward - 7 to 12 yrs - KS2  (2m 03s)

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    Theme - Resolving conflict, forgiveness, relationships, hope

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    Content A gentle, uplifting song about resolving conflict and forgiveness. Often the first step can be the hardest when it comes to tackling problems, or forgetting the past and moving on.  The optional harmony and counterpoint parts make this a lovely song for junior choir, as well as general singing.


    This song has a partner story and complete assembly on the same theme.  You can find this in 'Assemblies Alive KS2', which also contains 14 other assemblies, songs and stories.
    The song also features in the musical 'Five Gold Rings'

    Assemblies ALive KS2Fiver Gold Rings

    Only One World
    7 to 11
    £3.00
    £3.00

    Only One World

    Only One World by Nick Perrin - Age 7 to 11yrs - KS2  (2m 23s)
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    Theme - Global unity, sharing, Harvest, citizenship, environment
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    Content - An uplifting song on the theme of global citizenship, with an anthemic feel and inspiring message of unity.  It's also a song with a difference for Harvest time, as it talks about the harvest to be reaped after we've sowed "seeds of understanding".  An excellent choice for older juniors.

    This song comes from the short musical 'Harvest Hope'

    Harvest Hope

    Paradise Island
    7 to 11
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Paradise Island

    Paradise Island  by John Gleadall - 7 to 11yrs - KS2  (3m 08s)

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    Theme - tropical island, holiday, summer, sunshine, Jamaica. seasons

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    Content - a feelgood song about travelling to the island of Jamaica.  Very summery, with lovely harmonies that make this a good song for junior choirs.  

    This song is from the musical/songbook 'The Button Box'

    The Button Box

    Pride Goes Before A Fall
    7 to 11
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Pride Goes Before A Fall

    Pride Goes Before A Fall  by Ruth Kenward - 7 to 13 yrs - KS2  (1m 58s)

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    Theme - The dangers of boasting, pride, relationships

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    Content A simple, jazzy song about how being too boastful gets people into trouble! The verses tell the story of two children who are examples of this, and warn of the dangers that come from acting too big for your boots!  A great song for assembly and PSHE purposes.

    This song has a partner story and complete assembly on the same theme.  You can find this in 'Assemblies Alive KS2', which also contains 14 other assemblies, songs and stories.

    Assemblies Alive KS2

    Rat Tat Rat-a-Ta-Tat
    7 to 11
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Rat Tat Rat-a-Ta-Tat

    Rat, Tat, Rat-A-Ta-Tat  by Nick Perrin - 6 to 9 yrs - KS1, KS2  (2m 38s)

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    Theme - Christmas, nativity, innkeepers’ song

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    Content - Joseph and Mary knock on three innkeepers’ doors.  They’re turned away by the first two, but offered a stable by the third.  Very easy to learn and always popular with this age group!  A great choice for inclusion in a DIY nativity.

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    This song features in the songbook 'Come On Christmas'

    Come On Christmas

    Recycle, Reuse
    7 to 11
    £2.50
    £2.50

    Recycle, Reuse

    Recycle, Reuse by Fiona Brookman & Dean Evans - 7 to 11 yrs - KS2  (2m 21s)
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    Theme – taking care of precious resources, recycling, choices, environment
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    Content –  Each one of us can make small changes to save resources.  A great song to teach the importance of making good responsible choices and finding green alternatives to energy based on fossil fuels, with a very catchy chorus.

    Revolution
    7 to 11
    £2.50
    £2.50

    Revolution

    Revolution by Nick Perrin - 7 to 13 yrs - KS2  (2m 31s)

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    Theme - the industrial revolution, technology, victorian history, inventions, history

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    Content - a song about the emergence of the 'age of machine' that stemmed from the Industrial Revolution.  Three key inventions are featured: the flying shuttle, the spinning jenny and the steam train.  A song with great energy that will appeal to this age group, and a great way to teach some key facts.

    This song features in 'The Keymaster', a brilliant 'modular' musical for children, in which they are taken on an entertaining journey through time, visiting key periods in British history.  

    The Keymaster

    Roll Back The Stone
    7 to 11
    £3.50
    £3.50

    Roll Back The Stone

    Roll Back The Stone by Nick Perrin - 7 to 13 yrs - KS2, KS3  (1m 50s)

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    Theme - Easter, resurrection, hope, new life

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    Content - A song about the hope that Jesus’ resurrection brings, as the stone is rolled away from the empty tomb. The seed of new life has been sown, promising lasting peace and freedom.  The song declares that faith can move mountains and roll back the 'stone', which (it is implied) still needs to be rolled back in our lives today.  Very effective harmony/counterpoint parts make this ideal as a piece for junior choir.

    From the musical - 'The Gospel Show' and the Cantata 'Roll Back The Stone'

    The Gospel ShowRoll Back The Stone

    Round The Corner
    5 to 7
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Round The Corner

    Round The Corner by Ruth Kenward - 5 to 7yrs - KS1  (1m 54s)

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    Theme - facing an unknown future, looking ahead, adventure, mystery, 

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    Content - You never know what’s round the corner: it could be scary or fun - stormy or sun! But if we don't step round each 'corner' in our lives we might never get to see what lies ahead - which might be treasure at the rainbow's end!  A catchy song with an unusual theme.  Fun for all general singing, as well as useful for assembly and PSHE.

    This song has a partner story and complete assembly on the same theme.  You can find this in 'Assemblies Alive KS1', which also contains 14 other assemblies, songs and stories.

    Assemblies Alive KS1

    Rowing My Boat
    3 to 5
    £1.50
    £1.50

    Rowing My Boat

    Rowing My Boat by Jan Dobbins - 3 to 7yrs - Early Years, KS1  (2m 13s)

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    Theme - Rowing a boat, transport, summer, sunshine, seasons, weather

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    Content A delightful, short song about the fun of rowing a boat on a sunny day. Simple for Early Years children to learn and enjoy while pretending to row a boat!  The backing music sets the scene beautifully, even including the sound of oars splashing!

    This song also features in the Early Years songbook 'Zippety Zappy Zee'

    Zippety Zappy Zee

    Shine Away
    7 to 11
    £2.50
    £2.50

    Shine Away

    Shine Away by Roger Parsley - 6 to 11yrs - KS1, KS2  (3m 27s)

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    Theme - Christmas, hope, love, light

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    Content - A perennial favourite in many schools this lovely song is about the light and hope that Christmas brings to the world. 'Shine Away' is ideal for carol concerts, and makes a great set piece for junior choir.  It's also very suitable as the final song for a DIY nativity.

    This song features in the musical 'Jesus' Christmas Party' and the songbook 'Sing Christmas'

    Jesus Christmas PartySing Christmas

    Shopping
    5 to 7
    £1.50
    £1.50

    Shopping

    Shopping by Jan Dobbins - 3 to 7yrs - Early Years, KS1  (1m 56s)

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    Theme - Shops, the street, meeting friends, town

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    Content A charming song to bring out the fun in shopping. As the children sing about visiting different shops they can also learn what they might expect to buy at each one. Lots of colourful and evocative sound effects!

    This song features in the Early Years songbook 'Zippety Zappy Zee'

    Zippety Zappy Zee

    Show The World
    5 to 7
    £1.50
    £1.50

    Show The World

    Show The World by Nairne Page - 5 to 9 yrs  (1m 44s)
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    Theme – celebrate the birth of Jesus by shining bright
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    Content - A wonderfully energetic and uplifting song to celebrate the birth of Jesus.  All the stars in the sky celebrate a special night by shining brightly. "We're never too little to shine our light!"  

    This song is from the nativity show 'Little Star's Story'.

    little stars story

    Silent Night, At Thy Birth
    7 to 11
    £3.00
    £3.00

    Silent Night, At Thy Birth

    Silent Night At Thy Birth  by Anita Gooda - 9 -13 yrs - KS2, KS3 (3m 21s)

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    Theme - Christmas, Nativity, Jesus, worship
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    Content - A beautiful new approach to the ‘Silent Night’, with a lilting new melody that gives a totally fresh feel to the traditional lyrics.  With wonderfully well-written harmony and counterpoint parts that are simple to learn, this song makes an excellent addition to school choir repertoire for Christmas. 

    From the Songbook 'Here Comes Christmas'

    Here Comes Christmas

    Sing A Lullaby
    5 to 7
    £1.50
    £1.50

    Sing A Lullaby

    Sing A Lullaby   by Nick Perrin  -  5 to 9 yrs  
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    Theme – Nativity, manger scene, Christmas

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    Content – A peaceful song for the manger scene in the stable at Bethlehem, with a lovely ‘middle 8’ section during which the shepherds and three wise men offer their gifts to baby Jesus. 

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    Sing A Lullaby   is taken from the Nativity musical ‘Little Angel Gets Her Wings’

    Sing A Lullaby

    Sing The Love
    7 to 11
    £3.50
    £3.50

    Sing The Love

    Sing The Love  by Simon Donlon, Colm Flanagan & Ruth Kenward - 7 to adult  (2m 33s)
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    Theme – celebrating love on Christmas Day, nativity 
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    Content - A beautiful two-part song, celebrating Love coming into the world. On a dark and drowsy night, a shining light appears to shepherds as angels tell of peace on Earth.  Although it's not a long song, it really gives young choirs something to get their teeth into, including a rousing Hallelujah section at the end.

    This song is from the cantata 'One Night In Bethlehem'

    one night in bethlehem town 

    Sing Ye Hosanna
    7 to 11
    £3.00
    £3.00

    Sing Ye Hosanna

    Sing Ye Hosanna by Gavin Reid - 7 to 12 yrs - KS2  (3m 24s)

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    Theme - Christmas, celebration, nativity

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    Content - Joyful, exuberant and with an uplifting Gospel feel, this is a fantastic song for larger choirs in particular, inviting the nations of the earth to share the good news of Jesus, born in poverty for all of us.  Hallelujah sister!  Alleluia brother!  All together we are family.  

    This song features in the Christmas cantata 'Bells Ring Out'

    Bells Ring Out

    Sleep Little Child
    7 to 11
    £1.50
    £1.50

    Sleep Little Child

    Sleep, Little Child by Simon Donlon & Colm Flanagan - 7 to 11  (1m 53s)
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    Theme – Christmas, wonder at newborn baby Jesus

    Content - A gentle, reflective song, pondering how this 'child of wonder' born in a stable will grow to be the saviour of the world.  Simple, lilting and peaceful, with a lyric that captures the moment just after Jesus' birth in a very effective way.

    This song is from the cantata 'One Night In Bethlehem'.

    one night in Bethlehem

    Smiling Moon
    7 to 11
    £2.50
    £2.50

    Smiling Moon

    Smiling Moon  by Tim Parsons - 7 to 13yrs - KS2  (3m 38s)
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    Theme - planet Earth, the moon, space, beauty, guardianship, environment, nature, awe

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    Content - This song expresses awe and wonder at the beauty of Earth, as seen from the point of view of the moon, which is imagined as a benevolent character watching over the world. Imaginative lyrics are set to a beautiful, lyrical melody. Ideal if you have a strong soloist, but also perfect for general singing or lovely as a set piece for junior choir (unison, apart from a few bars of very simple optional harmony).

    This song is featured in the songbook 'Songs For All Seasons'

    Songs For All Seasons

    Snow Day
    7 to 11
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Snow Day

    Snow Day by Ruth Kenward & Richard Neil - 7 to 11yrs  (1m 52s)
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    Theme – It's snowing - will the school be closed?  Weather, winter, seasons

    Content - As snowflakes drift down, children are always eager for a 'snow day' - everyone wishes for their school to be closed so they can get out and build a snowman, or have a snowball fight!  Full of fun, and very popular with junior age children.

    This song is from the Songbook 'Songs For All Seasons' which also contains 19 other songs.

    songs fo all seasons

    Snowflake Serenade
    5 to 7
    £2.50
    £2.50

    Snowflake Serenade

    Snowflake Serenade by Peter Fardell  -  5 to 8 yrs 

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    Theme – snow, winter, snowflakes, weather, cold
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    Content - A gentle song to conjure up a snowy day.  As millions of snowflakes drift down, whirling as they fall, it’s almost like a dance: a snowflake serenade.   Very attractive as part of an assembly on the theme of winter, and ideal for infant dance purposes.

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    ‘Snowflake Serenade’ features in the ever-popular mini-musical for KS1 – ‘A Christmas Recipe’ 

    Snowflake Serenade

     

    Someone Else's Eyes
    7 to 11
    £3.00
    £3.00

    Someone Else's Eyes

    Someone Else's Eyes by Ruth Kenward - 7 to 11yrs - KS2  (3m 11s)

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    Theme - imagination, wishful thinking, realism, fantasy

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    Content - It's fun to pretend you are someone else - someone that's larger than life - a famous figure or even a superhero.  You can imagine seeing life through someone else's eyes, but 'all the same you're still just you - that's the way it goes!'  An unusual song with a great backing track that always goes down well with this age group.

    This song features in the outstanding contemporary musical 'Bully!', which - despite it's seemingly dark theme - is full of fun and very appealing and relevant to children, who inevitably understand its content very well.  'Bully!' is an excellent learning experience from the PSHE point of view, being exceptionally well written in terms of both music and drama.  A 120-page children's companion novel is also available, which can be read aloud to the class as a great way to introduce the story of the show, and for further PSHE-related teaching.  (6-packs of the reading book are also available so that it can be used for group or class reading.)   www.starshine.co.uk/bully 

     Bully!                               Someone Else's Eyes

    Splish, Splash, Stamp
    3 to 5
    £1.50
    £1.50

    Splish, Splash, Stamp

    Splish, Splash, Stamp! by Jan Dobbins - 3 to 7 yrs - Early Years, KS1  (1m 39s)

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    Theme - Rain, Weather, Colour, size, boots - and where to wear them!

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    Content  A chant that will really engage those younger children who find it hard to join in with singing.  A great groove to encourage active participation, and children will enjoy the silliness of some of the suggestions about how boots should be worn. ‘Would you wear them in the mud or wear them in the bath?’ 

    This song also features in the songbook 'Zippety Zappy Zee'

    Zippety Zappy Zee

    Stand up For Yourself
    7 to 11
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Stand up For Yourself

    Stand Up For Yourself  by Peter O'Hare - 7 to 11 yrs - KS2  (2m 37s)

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    Theme - dealing with bullying, relationships

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    Content A song about standing up for yourself in the right way, that points out the importance of thinking clearly, speaking out calmly and asking for help in a hurtful situation. A great extension to work in PSHE and very helpful when dealing with bullying in school.

    For a first-rate junior show on the theme of bullying, check out 'Bully!', which is full of fun and very appealing to children, who inevitably understand the relevance of its content very well.  An excellent learning experience from the PSHE point of view, and exceptionally well written in terms of both music and drama.  www.starshine.co.uk/bully 

    'Stand Up For Yourself' has a partner story and complete assembly on the same theme.  You can find this in 'Assemblies Alive KS2', which also contains 14 other assemblies, songs and stories.  

    Assemblies Alive KS2

    Step Away From The Chocolate
    5 to 7
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Step Away From The Chocolate

    Step Away From The Chocolate  by John & Ruth Kenward
       - 5 to 11 yrs - KS1, KS2  (1m 54s)
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    Theme - resisting temptation, strength to do the right thing, honesty, greed
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    Content -  It’s hard to find many songs suitable for infants on the theme of temptation, but this song does it brilliantly, covering both temptation to eat unwisely and the temptation to steal. Excellent for both general singing and assembly alike, and helpful support for work in PSHE.

    This song has a partner story and complete assembly on the same theme.  You can find this in 'Assemblies Alive KS1', which also contains 14 other assemblies, songs and stories.

    Assemblies Alive KS1

    Stick To The Rules
    5 to 7
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Stick To The Rules

    Stick To The Rules by Ruth Kenward & Richard Neil - 5 to 7 yrs - KS1  (1m 43s)

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    Theme - abiding by rules
     
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    Content - a fun, upbeat song with a simple structure, about the importance of rules and how they make life easier.  ‘Even the easiest game has rules to keep just the same!’ Particularly useful for PSHE and assembly.

    This song has a partner story and complete assembly on the same theme.  You can find this in 'Assemblies Alive KS1', which also contains 14 other assemblies, songs and stories.
    Assemblies Alive KS1
    Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring
    5 to 7
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

    Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring by Nick Perrin - Age 5 to 11yrs - KS1, KS2  (2m 35s)

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    Theme - Seasons, Harvest, thankfulness, sharing, seeds, weather
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    Content - An appealing and easy-to-learn song for Harvest, which expresses thankfulness for the precious food that nature brings, as well as expressing the intention to share when we have plenty to spare. 

    This song also features in 'Bumper Harvest' and 'Songs For All Seasons'

    Bumper HarvestSongs For All Seasons

    Sweet Summer
    7 to 11
    £2.50
    £2.50

    Sweet Summer

    Sweet Summer by Chlay - 7 to 13yrs - KS2, KS3  (2m 17s)
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    Theme - summer, holidays, sunshine, freedom, seasons, weather

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    Content - A bright song with lots of character about the joys of lazy, hazy summer days - and holiday time on the beach!  Very easy to learn, with a pop feel that goes down well with children and all summer lovers. This song is suitable for general singing, but would also be a great addition to a junior choir’s repertoire because of the simple and effective harmony parts and fills (optional).

    This song also features in songbook 'Songs For All Seasons'

    Songs For All Seasons

    Talk It Through
    7 to 11
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Talk It Through

    Talk It Through by Peter O'Hare - 7 to 11 yrs - KS2  (1m 59s)

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    Theme - self-control, problem solving, keeping calm, emotions, dealing with anger

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    Content - A funky song that deals with negative feelings and issues of self control.  Arguments and different points of view are a fact of life, but - whatever the problem - it’s always best to talk it through and find a solution. The song’s simple structure and immediate appeal make it a good choice for PSHE or assembly.

    This song has a partner story and complete assembly on the same theme.  You can find this in 'Assemblies Alive KS2', which also contains 14 other assemblies, songs and stories.

    Assemblies Alive KS2

    Tell Me A Story
    7 to 11
    £3.00
    £3.00

    Tell Me A Story

    Tell Me A Story by Ruth Kenward - 7 to 11 yrs - KS2  (2m 33s)

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    Theme - Christmas, stories, Santa Claus, nativity

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    Content - What stories do we tell at Christmas?  The song begins with stories of Santa Claus and then moves on to tv shows full of tinsel and celebrities, but ends with a complete contrast: a quiet stable on a starlit night. ‘No tinsel there at all. Tell me the story that I need to know.’  An unusual approach for a Christmas song - and very effective. With optional harmonies, this makes a good addition to repertoire for school choir.

    This song also features in the songbook 'Come On Christmas'

    Come On Christmas

    Temptation
    7 to 11
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Temptation

    Temptation by J & R Kenward & Richard Neil - 7 to 11 yrs - KS2  (2m 21)

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    Theme - Resisting temptation, honesty, self-restraint, greed, cheating, stealing, choices, rules

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    Content This upbeat song tells the story of three different people confronted with tempting situations that involve wrong or right choices - whether to steal a from a tempting pile of sweets, whether to cheat in a test. The message is that our actions have consequences, so our choices must be made carefully!  A very hooky song with a driving beat, this is a great choice for PHSE or assembly use. Optional harmonies and other technical points make this a strong choice for junior choir.

    This song has a partner story and complete assembly on the same theme.  You can find this in 'Assemblies Alive KS2', which also contains 14 other assemblies, songs and stories.

    Assemblies Alive KS2

    The Big Match
    7 to 11
    £2.00
    £2.00

    The Big Match

    The Big Match  by Nick Perrin - 7 to 11yrs - KS2  (3m 46s)

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    Theme - The Battle of Hastings, history, football

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    Content - the battle of Hastings is presented as if it was a football match between the Normans and the Saxons!  An entertaining and engaging approach to use with this age group, with a great backing track to set up the atmosphere!  

    This song features in 'The Keymaster', a brilliant 'modular' musical for children, in which they are taken on an entertaining journey through time, visiting key periods in British history.  

    The Keymaster

    The Blame Game
    7 to 11
    £2.00
    £2.00

    The Blame Game

    The Blame Game by Ruth Kenward - 5 to 9 yrs - KS1, KS2  (2m 09s)

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    Theme - resolving conflict, saying sorry, relationships

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    Content This is an excellent song for assembly and PSHE.  It gives the message that blaming others only makes things worse, and that using the ‘sorry’ word can go a long way towards mending relationship difficulties. 'Sorry is a word that mends'.

    This song has a partner story and complete assembly on the same theme.  You can find this in 'Assemblies Alive KS1', which also contains 14 other assemblies, songs and stories.

    Assemblies Alive KS1

    The Books Of Life
    7 to 11
    £2.50
    £2.50

    The Books Of Life

    The Books Of Life by Pete O'Hare - 7 to 13 yrs - KS2, KS3  (2m 37s)

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    Theme - life choices, love, hope, peace, trust, faith

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    Content - In life’s journey, what ‘book’ do we follow and where will it lead? The books are metaphorical – books of love, hope, peace, and trust – and the lyrics explore the purpose of ‘reading’ those books.  And ‘will the story be retold, one day when we are growing old?’ A gentle, thoughtful song about choice of direction in life. Very suitable for assembly.


    This song has a partner story and complete assembly on the same theme.  You can find this in 'Assemblies Alive KS2', which also contains 14 other assemblies, songs and stories.

    Assemblies Alive KS2

    The Chocolate Shop
    5 to 7
    £2.00
    £2.00

    The Chocolate Shop

    The Chocolate Shop - by Ruth Kenward & Caroline Kimber- Age 5 to 8 yrs. (1m 40s)
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    Theme – chocolate, Easter, Easter eggs
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    Content - A ‘sweet’ song about an imaginary chocolate shop, wishing everyone a Happy Easter. This is the title song of the musical by the same name, but would also work as part of an Easter assembly presentation, with children creating a shop window effect with pictures, or by dressing in costumes. 

    This song features in the Easter musical 'The Chocolate Shop'

    The Chocolate Shop

    The Echo Carol
    7 to 11
    £3.00
    £3.00

    The Echo Carol

    The Echo Carol by Adrian Pearson - 7 to 11 yrs - KS2  (2m 21s)

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    Theme - Christmas, nativity, joy

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    Content - Tells about the birth of Jesus and asks 'Will you sing for this boy?' A very effective Christmas song for junior choir, which has an echoing two-part chorus that is simple to grasp.  There is modulation into the final chorus, giving the song a beautiful lift. Ideal for Christmas concerts and young choirs.

    From the Songbook 'Here Comes Christmas'

    Here Comes Christmas

    The River
    7 to 11
    £2.50
    £2.50

    The River

    The River by Peter O'Hare - 7 to 11 - KS2  (3m 23s)
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    Theme - Rivers, water, nature, pollution, environment, continuity

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    Content - The river is celebrated as it flows through the fields, valleys, and towns, making its way to the sea. It flows for all of us, and must be protected from pollution. This song would be excellent alongside a project on water or the environment.  There is an optional harmony for the final chorus, but otherwise this is a straightforward song to use for general singing purposes with a tune that sticks in your head! 

    The Rocking Carol
    5 to 7
    £1.50
    £1.50

    The Rocking Carol

    The Rocking Carol  trad. (arr. Gerry Page) 5 to 7 yrs - KS1  (1m 48s)

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    Theme - Christmas, Jesus, nativity, manger song 

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    Content - This traditional Christmas carol is a very sweet lullaby, sung to Jesus in the manger. ‘We will rock you, rock you, rock you.’  Translated from a traditional Czech carol.  An excellent manger song for a DIY nativity.

    This song also features in 'Sing Carols' (CD & Lyrics booklet)

    Sing Carols!

    The Same As You
    7 to 11
    £2.50
    £2.50

    The Same As You

    The Same As You by Pete & Helen Davies - 7-11 yrs - KS2  (1m 52s)
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    Theme – Equality, diversity and similarity between people, relationships, citizenship
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    Content – This clever little song plays with the idea that – as each individual is unique and different – we all have different-ness in common (‘…because I’m different I’m the same as you!’).  A very catchy song with a laid back feel, ideal for KS2 assembly and PSHE.

    The Twelve Days of Christmas
    7 to 11
    £2.50
    £2.50

    The Twelve Days of Christmas

    The Twelve Days Of Christmas  trad. (arr. Gerry Page)  - 8 to 12 yrs - KS2  
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    Theme - Christmas, gifts
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    Content - The traditional ultra-cumulative song!  Great for schools and choirs. 

    Also features in the songbook - 'Sing Christmas'

    Sing Christmas!

    There's A Stable
    5 to 7
    £2.00
    £2.00

    There's A Stable

    There's A Stable by Ruth Kenward - 5 to 8 yrs - KS1, KS2  (1m 32s)

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    Theme - Christmas, nativity, transformation, stable song

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    Content - This song is from the nativity musical ‘Babushka’, about a tatty old stable full of cobwebs, which is suddenly blazing with light when a special baby is born. A lovely, picturesque song for infants at Christmas time, that paints a vivid picture of the scene in the stable.

    This song features in the musical 'Babushka'

    Babushka

    There's A Star In The Sky
    5 to 7
    £2.00
    £2.00

    There's A Star In The Sky

    There’s A Star In The Sky by Judy Lown  -  5 to 8 yrs  
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    Theme – nativity, following the star, Christmas
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    Content –  A new star has appeared in the sky as a sign of Jesus’ birth.  Where does it lead?  Who knows where it is going?  ‘Follow and you’ll see!’   This is a simple and very catchy song, ideal for a retelling of the nativity story.

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    ‘There’s A Star In The Sky’ is taken from the ever-popular nativity musical for KS1 – ‘A Tale Of Two Birthdays. 

    There's A Star In The Sky

    There’s A Baby In The Manger
    5 to 7
    £2.00
    £2.00

    There’s A Baby In The Manger

    There’s A Baby In The Manger   by Nairne Page  -  4 to 7 yrs  
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    Theme – Nativity, stable scene, birth of Jesus, Christmas joy

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    Content –  A gentle, picturesque song to accompany the manger scene.  Very sweet, with words that set the scene beautifully.

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    There’s A Baby In The Manger   is taken from the musical ‘Little Star’s Story’ 

    There’s A Baby In The Manger

    Think About
    5 to 7
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Think About

    Think About... by Ruth Kenward - 5 to 7 yrs - KS1  (1m 34s)

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    Theme - choices, relationships, consequences, PSHE, bullying

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    Content Everything we choose in life makes us who we are.  What kind of person do you want to be?  How do you choose to behave?  This appealing song manages to convey such huge subject matter in very simple words, and is excellent for assembly and PSHE.

    This song has a partner story and complete assembly on the same theme.  You can find this in 'Assemblies Alive KS1', which also contains 14 other assemblies, songs and stories.

    Assemblies Alive KS1

    This Is The Place Where We Live
    5 to 7
    £2.00
    £2.00

    This Is The Place Where We Live

    This Is The Place Where We Live by Ruth Kenward - 5 to 7 yrs - KS1  (1m 34s)

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    Theme - the environment, responsiblity, relationships, the world around us, hope, a better world, 

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    Content - A simple song to encourage young children to take care of their environment. Lyrical, easy to learn and useful alongside environmental projects, as well as for assembly and PSHE.

    This song has a partner story and complete assembly on the same theme.  You can find this in 'Assemblies Alive KS1', which also contains 14 other assemblies, songs and stories.

    Assemblies Alive KS1

    Three Kings From The East
    7 to 11
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Three Kings From The East

    Three Kings From The East by Roger Parsley - 6 to 9 yrs - KS1, KS2  (2m 35s)

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    Theme - Christmas, three wise men, nativity.

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    Content - The journey of the magi towards Bethlehem, with probably the most distinctly Eastern flavour backing we’ve come across!  An excellent song to include in a DIY nativity.

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    This song features in the musical 'Jesus' Christmas Party'

    Jesus Christmas Party

    Time To Move Along
    7 to 11
    £3.00
    £3.00

    Time To Move Along

     Time To Move Along by Peter O'Hare - 7 to 11 yrs - KS2

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    Theme  -  Leaving school, leavers song, moving on, change, growing up

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    Content  -  A laid-back song in a reggae style, great for the end of the school year, especially for those changing schools. The focus is on the hopes and fears of moving to a brand new school, as well as appreciation of the friends and shared experiences at the current school.  Perfect for the end of Year 6. 

    This song has a partner story and complete assembly on the same theme.  You can find this in 'Assemblies Alive KS2', which also contains 14 other assemblies, songs and stories.

    Assemblies Alive KS2

    Turn To Me
    7 to 11
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Turn To Me

    Turn To Me by Peter O'Hare - 7 to 13 yrs - KS2  (1m 55s)

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    Theme - Sharing problems, friendship, relationships, supporting others, hope

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    Content - A rock style song about friendship. 'When it all goes wrong...  Turn to me: I'll be your friend.' Very easy to teach and learn, with a simple structure. (The uplifting middle-8 and the counter-melody at the end make this a good song for junior choirs too.)

    This song has a partner story and complete assembly on the same theme.  You can find this in 'Assemblies Alive KS2', which also contains 14 other assemblies, songs and stories.

    Assemblies Alive KS2

    Turn, Turn
    5 to 7
    £1.50
    £1.50

    Turn, Turn

    Turn, Turn by Nick Perrin - Age 5 to 9yrs - KS1, KS2  (1m 09s)

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    Theme - windmills, harvest, seasons

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    Content - This well-written and simple 3-part round is about a windmill, its sails going round, and the stones turning as they grind the grain.  Very effective, easy to teach and ideal for Harvest. 

    This song also features in 'Bumper Harvest' and 'Songs For All Seasons'

    Bumper HarvestSongs For All Seasons

    Votes For Women
    7 to 11
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Votes For Women

    Votes For Women by Nick Perrin - 7 to 13 yrs - KS2  (1m 36s)

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    Theme - suffragettes, history, women's rights, democracy, elections, voting

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    Content - a musical expression of the suffragette movement, fighting for women's right to vote in the 1920s.  Catchy and with an appropriately twenties style arrangement, this is a great way to teach about this aspect of British history.

    This song features in 'The Keymaster', a brilliant 'modular' musical for children, in which they are taken on an entertaining journey through time, visiting key periods in British history.  

    The Keymaster

    We Kings Have Journeyed Far
    5 to 7
    £2.00
    £2.00

    We Kings Have Journeyed Far

    We Kings Have Journeyed Far by Nick Perrin - 6 to 8 yrs - KS1, KS2  (2m 25s)

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    Theme - Christmas, the three wise men, nativity

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    Content - The journey of the magi towards Bethlehem, with a wonderfully Oriental motif between the verses!  A great choice as the three kings song in a DIY nativity, as it is easy to learn and goes down well with this age group.

    This song also features in the songbook 'Come On Christmas'

    Come On Christmas

    We Three Kings Of Orient Are
    7 to 11
    £2.00
    £2.00

    We Three Kings Of Orient Are

    We Three Kings  trad. (arr. Gerry Page) - 7 to 12 yrs - KS2  (3m 53s)

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    Theme - Christmas, the magi, nativity

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    Content - An oriental-flavoured version of the traditional Christmas carol about the three wise men as they journey to Bethlehem, following a star.  The 2-3 part harmonies in the chorus make this a good choice for young choirs, with solo opportunities offered by the verses.  Ideal for carol concerts. 

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    This song is also featured in 'Sing Carols' CD

    Sing Carols!

    We Wish You A Merry Christmas
    7 to 11
    £2.50
    £2.50

    We Wish You A Merry Christmas

    We Wish You A Merry Christmas - (trad.)  Includes two versions, a) the full version and b) a one-verse version.  Age 5 to 12 - KS1, KS2

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    Theme - Christmas, New Year.  

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    Content - the traditional song with which to extend good wishes at Christmas!  This download contains two versions.  The full version (taken from 'Sing Carols')  is funkier and more suitable for older children, or infants with particular panache!  The shorter version (from  'I - SPY Christmas')  is gentler and more suitable for younger voices.

    I Spy ChristmasWe Wish You A Merry Christmas

    Welcome The Baby
    5 to 7
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Welcome The Baby

    Welcome The Baby  by Sarah Baker - 6 to 9 yrs - KS1, KS2  (1m 52s)
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    Theme - Christmas, nativity, birth of Jesus
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    Content - A rousing echo-response song for the manger scene in the nativity story, to welcome the new-born Jesus. A simple song that’s easy to sing with gusto!
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    This song features in the musical - 'Magical Christmas Journey'

    Magical Christmas Jjourney

    When Seeds Grow
    7 to 11
    £2.50
    £2.50

    When Seeds Grow

    When Seeds Grow  by Julie Newcombe & Ruth Kenward - 7 to 11yrs - KS2  (2m 29s)
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    Theme - seasons in life, seeds, nature, growth, development and maturity, spring

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    Content - This highly original song makes a parallel between seasons in our lives and cycles of growth in nature.  Suitable for PHSE or assembly, and ideal for Harvest time. The optional harmonies and counterpoint are simple to learn, making this a great song for choir purposes, as well as for general singing and assembly.

    This song also features in the songbook 'Songs For All Seasons'

    Songs For All Seasons 

    While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
    7 to 11
    £2.50
    £2.50

    While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

    While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks   Trad. (arr. Gerry Page) - 7 to 13 yrs - KS2, KS3  (2m 17s)

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    Theme - Christmas, nativity, shepherds

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    Content - This refreshingly different arrangement brings a Celtic feel to one of the most popular of traditional Christmas carols.  The optional harmonies offer great possibilities for choirs.

    This song also features in 'Sing Carols' CD

    Sing Carols!

    Whizz! Bang! Fizzy! Crunch!
    3 to 5
    £1.50
    £1.50

    Whizz! Bang! Fizzy! Crunch!

    Whizz! Bang! Fizzy! Crunch!  by Jan Dobbins - 3 to 7 yrs - Early Years, KS1  (1m 11s)

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    Theme - bonfire night, fireworks, autumn

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    Content A bouncy, simple song using exciting words to describe the fun of fireworks time. The sound effects really make this song fizz and crackle!  Very popular in this age group.

    This song also features in the songbooks 'Zippety Zappy Zee' and 'Songs For All Seasons'

    Zippety Zappy ZeeSongs For All Seasons

    Wishing, Wanting
    5 to 7
    £2.00
    £2.00

    Wishing, Wanting

    Wishing, Wanting by Ruth Kenward - 5 to 11yrs - KS1, KS2  (1m 41s)

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    Theme - wishes, hope, patience, trust

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    Content - A whimsical, lilting song about wishing for the impossible!  There are no limits to the imagination, and there's no harm in wishing...  

    This song features in the musical 'The Moon Thieves'

    Wishing, Wanting

    Wonderful Father Christmas
    5 to 7
    £2.50
    £2.50

    Wonderful Father Christmas

    Wonderful Father Christmas by Peter Fardell - 5 to 7 yrs - KS1  (1m 36s)

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    Theme - Christmas, Santa Claus, anticipation, excitement

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    Content - A cute, feel-good song about anticipating the arrival of Father Christmas, and being unable to sleep on Christmas Eve!  An irresistible, toe-tapping little number, very cute and appealing for this age group.

    This song features in the musical 'Christmas Recipe'

    Christmas recipe

    You Gotta Try
    7 to 11
    £3.00
    £3.00

    You Gotta Try

    You Gotta Try  by Peter O'Hare - 7 to 11 yrs - KS2  (1m 47s)

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    Theme - Perseverance, determination, patience

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    Content - A strong, positive song about not giving up.  The energetic chorus says it all ‘You gotta try, try, keep on trying!’ The key change into the final chorus gives the song a great finish that children enjoy. Great for general singing, but especially useful for PSHE and assembly.

    This song has a partner story and complete assembly on the same theme.  You can find this in 'Assemblies Alive KS2', which also contains 14 other assemblies, songs and stories.

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    Your Way Or My Way
    5 to 7
    £1.50
    £1.50

    Your Way Or My Way

    'Your Way Or My Way'  by Ruth Kenward - 5 to 7 yrs - KS1  (1m 44s)

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    Theme - sharing, fairness, taking turns, relationships

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    Content An upbeat song that deals with the problem of learning to share, to talk things through and to take turns.  Very helpful to teach about good relationships, this is particularly suitable for PHSE and infant assembly.

    This song has a partner story and complete assembly on the same theme.  You can find this in 'Assemblies Alive KS1', which also contains 14 other assemblies, songs and stories.

    Assemblies alive 1