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Inspiring engaging original music activities & resources. Videos. MP3s. Lyrics. Chords. Notation. International award-nominated songs used in schools in USA, UK and around the world. Shakespeare-through-music specialist Created with love by Dr Liam Maloy, singer and songwriter of Johnny & the Raindrops. Book: 'Spinning the Child: Musical Constructions of Childhood through Records, Radio and Television'. Many more journal articles. Forest School leader. Parent of two!

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Inspiring engaging original music activities & resources. Videos. MP3s. Lyrics. Chords. Notation. International award-nominated songs used in schools in USA, UK and around the world. Shakespeare-through-music specialist Created with love by Dr Liam Maloy, singer and songwriter of Johnny & the Raindrops. Book: 'Spinning the Child: Musical Constructions of Childhood through Records, Radio and Television'. Many more journal articles. Forest School leader. Parent of two!
'Let's Have fun this Halloween' - Fun action song
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'Let's Have fun this Halloween' - Fun action song

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Fun, interactive song for young children. The audio file is a rough home demo. The lyrics and chords are included on the Word document. The lyrics encourage participation, e.g. howling like a Werewolf, flying like a Witch, crawling like a spider, etc. Feel free to make up your own actions for other spooky characters! Available on YouTube with a non-spooky video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoiTrTtQIK8
'What's the time?' Song and animated video to help children tell the time
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'What's the time?' Song and animated video to help children tell the time

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Time is a notoriously difficult concept for children to grasp. This simple and fun song will help them to learn about quarter past, half past, quarter to and o'clock. Words are included on the sheet. Available to listen (Free!) or download (only 50p for top quality audio version) from: http://johnnyandtheraindrops.bandcamp.com/track/whats-the-time-2. Visit Johnny and the Raindrops' YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/metalmickeydolenz - for more fun and educational videos. Band's website: www.johnnyandtheraindrops.co.uk
Shine a light: The perfect Christmas song. Great for group singing.
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Shine a light: The perfect Christmas song. Great for group singing.

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A joyful Christmas song full of the optimism that light brings to the darkness of winter. ‘Shine a light into every dark corner’ (sing along!). The song is secular, perfect for holiday celebrations across all religions and cultures. It has been sung in many countries around the world. In Germany, Australia, Canada, and in a tiny village in the North Pole. Share the hope that ‘Shine a light’ brings. Chords, sheet music, backing track versions with and without backing vocals are available on the Times Educational Supplement (TES) website.
Endangered animals song | 'Animals in Danger'
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Endangered animals song | 'Animals in Danger'

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A great song to get children to think about the issues of endangered animals. Simple enough for them to sing along, especially on the chorus. Upbeat and lively. Words, chords and some images included on the pdf sheet. The ‘Songs for little learners’ album is available to download at: http://johnnyandtheraindrops.bandcamp.com/album/songs-for-little-learners Visit the band’s YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/1Ir9Rqc) for many more educational children’s songs. Band’s website: www.johnnyandtheraindrops.co.uk
'Everybody's body is different'. Parts of the body/Get moving song. Lyrics and video
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'Everybody's body is different'. Parts of the body/Get moving song. Lyrics and video

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Everybody’s body is different. It’s true! Celebrate your difference with this lively, fun song all about the bits of the body. Grab your knees - give them a squeeze! Touch your chin - give me a grin! That’s the idea. This is a great song to get children moving and doing actions. Raise the energy levels! Ask the children if that are any parts of the body that do not have a name. See if they can make their own body rhymes (knees/squeeze. chin/grin, etc).
'Sleep no more Macbeth': The whole plot of Macbeth in one song
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'Sleep no more Macbeth': The whole plot of Macbeth in one song

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This is the story of Macbeth in twelve short verses and a chorus (and eight minutes)! The song is perfect for teaching the plot of the play to children. The melody and words are designed for primary school children and others can easily participate. Smaller groups can sing the verses. All can sing the chorus. MP3 vocal guide and instrumental are included. Also contains an example recorded by children, lyric sheet and notes for teachers. Feel free to check out my other ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Shakespeare for schools’ music.
MACBETH THROUGH MUSIC: 'All Hail Macbeth' song and resources (KS2, Yr 3/4/5)
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MACBETH THROUGH MUSIC: 'All Hail Macbeth' song and resources (KS2, Yr 3/4/5)

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Song and resources to help learn about Macbeth. This song focuses on the battle scenes, mostly the final one from which it uses quotes. As well as the other music-related tasks on the lesson plan, children will write their own rhyming couplets for the ‘All Hail Macbeth!’ song. Vocal examples and instrumental version included. Lyrics and worksheets also included. Music-based games and activities as above to warm up and break the ice. This workshop allows children to explore basic aspects of song writing whilst applying them to group compositions. Sessions can be focused around specific themes and scenes as required by the school in preparation for the performance. Children will explore the sounds of the words and the basics of how they are put together in songs. Children require no formal musical skills to participate in this workshop. Some enthusiasm for words, poems, music and songs is preferable. Children will create an underscore and sound effects for a scene using percussion instruments. Using pre-recorded backing tracks, children will contribute to the composition of words and melodies of a song based on one of the themes and scenes of Macbeth in small groups and as a whole class. The children will explore the need for lyric-writing devices such as rhyme, meter, alliteration and assonance whilst building a basic understanding of song structure, melody and harmony, the rhythm and sound of the words, and the use of metaphor. As individual vocalists, small or whole groups, children will record their song using the microphone.
'You can count on me'. Song to learn to count to ten in  languages other than English
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'You can count on me'. Song to learn to count to ten in languages other than English

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A fun and interactive song for practicing counting from 1 to 10 in English, French, Spanish and Hindi/Punjabi. The tune could be used to practice any language (Welsh for instance!). Check out the 'Songs for little learners' album by Nottingham-based children's band Johnny and the Raindrops at: http://johnnyandtheraindrops.bandcamp.com/album/songs-for-little-learners Visit Johnny and the Raindrops' YouTube channel - http://bit.ly/1Ir9Rqc - for more fun and educational videos. Band's website: www.johnnyandtheraindrops.co.uk
MACBETH MUSIC: 'Witches 123' song. Great for Halloween
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MACBETH MUSIC: 'Witches 123' song. Great for Halloween

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Fun, simple original fun song to help children learn a little about ‘Macbeth’. Perfect for Halloween! Make up some actions! Stir the cauldron! Be a witch - weird and strange! Contains some of Shakespeare’s original words. This pack contains: -mp3 of the vocal version -mp3 of an instrumental sing-along version -the lyric sheet -the chords -a lesson plan -a link to the video Check out my other Macbeth and ‘Shakespeare in Schools’ resources.
'Songs for little learners'. Album of cool original educational songs. Includes links to videos.
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'Songs for little learners'. Album of cool original educational songs. Includes links to videos.

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Album of sixteen songs for teachers covering many curriculum-linked themes for a range of age groups. Comes bundled with links to videos. Lyrics are included in most of the videos. Some of the songs have their own TES resource pages where you can get lyrics, chord sheets, sheet music, backing track versions and more. 1. You can count on me: A danceable tune that teaches counting in a number of languages. 2. What’s the time: Teaches quarter past, half past quarter yo and o’clock. 3. Recycling: A fun rockin’ song that encourages children to ‘turn old things into new things’. 4. Animals in danger: An upbeat yet sensitive song about endangered animals. 5. No bees. No people: A danceable song about the value of bees. 6. Goodbye Mr Panda: Another endangered animals songs, this time for younger children. 7. Tidy up: A danceable song. Good for getting younger children to clear up. 8. Time to rhyme: A lively song to explain rhyme. 9. Joey Chrome: Learn about each of the eight planets with this friendly alien. 10. To make a rainbow: Learn the colours, plus how rainbows are made. 11. Everybody’s body: An action song for younger children. Promotes differentiation of body image. 12. Get healthy. Get happy: Actions. Movement. Dancing. Healthy. 13. Get you head in a book: Encourages children to read. 14. Let’s make a band: Good for getting children to accompany on tambourines, shakers, and singing. 15. Smile: A relaxing ‘time-out’ song to promote smiling. 16. Shine a light: A Christmas song all about the power of light in the darkness of winter.
'I wish I was a witch'. Catchy Halloween song - mp3
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'I wish I was a witch'. Catchy Halloween song - mp3

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Catchy Halloween song. Perfect for children of all ages. Sing along with the call-and-response choruses! Do the actions: hop like a frog, flap like a bat, squirm like a worm! Lyrics included. Video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGtK_EMy8Ks
Animals in Danger | Backing track
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Animals in Danger | Backing track

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Animals in Danger: Instrumental backing track Vocal free version of the backing music for ‘Animals in Danger’ by Johnny & the Raindrops. Great for children to sing the song in class, assemblies, productions and as part of an endangered animals project. Live acoustic version of me playing and singing the song available on YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSERMjWBUTE Great version of a school in America singing the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_E3CFJjEAY Lyrics and other resources for this song available on my TES shop
'The Tempest': One song tells the whole of Shakespeare's plot
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'The Tempest': One song tells the whole of Shakespeare's plot

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‘Whipping up a Tempest’ is an original song written for a schools production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. This single song tells the entire plot of the play. Children sing the verses in small groups and the chorus as a whole. It was written for a joint-schools production in which the 5/6 children from each school sang a verse each. This resource contains a vocal version as a guide, an instrumental for the production, a lyric sheet and a link to a video of children singing the song. ‘Whipping up a Tempest’ is the main song from the production. This and the other 19 songs and pieces of music are available as a single resource on TES. Feel free to explore my other ‘Shakespeare in Schools’ resources for Macbeth.
'TIDY UP' - Great song to encourage children to tidy up
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'TIDY UP' - Great song to encourage children to tidy up

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A fun and interactive song that can be played whilst children tidy up the classroom. With a call and response section and a funky danceable rhythm, this song is well designed for class participation. Visit Johnny and the Raindrops’ YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/metalmickeydolenz - for more fun and educational videos. Band’s website: www.johnnyandtheraindrops.co.uk
'Star-crossed lovers': Romeo & Juliet song for Reception and KS1
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'Star-crossed lovers': Romeo & Juliet song for Reception and KS1

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A simple catchy original song to introduce young children to the characters, theme and plot of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Get the children to make up actions to the four lines of the chorus. Get the whole class to sing the choruses. Split into groups to sing a verse each. Or even split the verse into 3x two lines so that the children has just a few words to remember. Also includes an instrumental version for your class to sing-along. Lyrics are included. Chord sheet available on request. It’s in the key of C with just four basic chords (C F G Am) required. Great for instrumental lessons.
Shakespeare's 'The Tempest': Songs and music for a schools production
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Shakespeare's 'The Tempest': Songs and music for a schools production

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This resource contains 20 original songs and pieces of music for a school production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. The songs and music were created for a P6P production which was performed across Nottinghamshire schools in 2017. The script was adapted by Martha Toogood. It is included here with cues as to where the songs and music fit with the text. A link to a video is included for reference. The original productions were peformed by year 8, 9 and 10s. Title song ‘Whipping up a Tempest’ tells the whole story of The Tempest in 12 verse and 8 minutes! ‘Whipping up a Tempest’ is available as a separate resource on TES. The resource includes a medley of some of the songs to play as the audience leave the hall. All songs and pieces of music were written/composed by Liam Maloy. The songs are relatively simple, memorable and accessible for this age group. The title song ‘Whipping up a Tempest’ is based on Johnny Cash. The others are equally ‘pop’. Vocal versions are included as guides for rehearsals. Instrumental versions are to be sung over in the production. In our P6P prodcutions we used a vocal version of one of Ariel’s songs. Both instrumental and vocal versions are included here for choice. MP3 versions are included in this resource for size and ease of downloading. Full requency WAV versions are available after purchase and will be sent separately through a file transfer app. I (Liam Maloy) am available for guidance. Get in touch for advice and tips on how this can work for you and your children. Feel free to check out my other ‘Shakespeare in Schools’ music and songs for Macbeth.