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Ian Rae a.k.a. "Badly Drawing Grandpa", is a Scottish musician/writer/teacher living in London. His music has been used on TV, radio, adverts and theatre and he is now producing silly songs and (badly drawn) videos to amuse & teach little children, & creating songs to help introduce KS1 topics. His songs and videos are also available free on his Thoughtz4Totz website and Thoughtz4Totz and Thoughtz4kidz Youtube channels for preschool & primary children (& parents & grandparents)

Ian Rae a.k.a. "Badly Drawing Grandpa", is a Scottish musician/writer/teacher living in London. His music has been used on TV, radio, adverts and theatre and he is now producing silly songs and (badly drawn) videos to amuse & teach little children, & creating songs to help introduce KS1 topics. His songs and videos are also available free on his Thoughtz4Totz website and Thoughtz4Totz and Thoughtz4kidz Youtube channels for preschool & primary children (& parents & grandparents)
Help Me Find That Note
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Help Me Find That Note

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A short video/song to help children identify where"C" and “F” are on a piano keyboard. The resource is the sheet music of the song but the video is also a useful.
Keep It Simple - Total song pack
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Keep It Simple - Total song pack

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A bouncy little song for children about keeping everything simple. The pack contains everything you need - video to assess the song, mp3s of the song and the backing plus the sheet music and the lyrics - suitable for all ages
Music Is All Around - Total Song Pack
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Music Is All Around - Total Song Pack

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This is the all singing (but not all dancing) song pack. Please watch the video to see if the song is for your pupils. Then you have multiple choice. The song can be performed as a solo, duet or choir piece using one or two verses. The backing tracks come in 1 verse or 2 verses - the sheet music is 2 verses. Hopefully you have everything you need in this pack. You could even produce your own video using the original or your own backing track and photos, drawings or video clips based on the lyrics. Suits just about all ages through adults
When You Imagine - It's All Up To You - Total Song Pack
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When You Imagine - It's All Up To You - Total Song Pack

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Charming little song for children which can be formed as a solo, or as a choir piece - all about using your imagination when you’re on your own or with friends. The video (complete with mini conductor) gives you an idea of the song and lyrics, and you can download vocal version, backing track, lyrics and sheet music
Really Silly Songs - Total Song Pack
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Really Silly Songs - Total Song Pack

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A really silly song about the benefits of really silly songs. The chorus (which is very easy to learn) works as a counterpoint with the verse so two groups of children (or 2 soloists) can produce a really silly song in almost perfect harmony. Please watch the video to get the idea. The pack comes with vocal and backing track mp3s plus lyrics and full sheet music score for 2 parts plus piano
Gunpowder Treason and Plot
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Gunpowder Treason and Plot

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A short song for children about the KS1 Topic The Gunpowder Plot, with some of the basic facts about the plot and Gut Fawkes. The lyrics are as follows Long long ago in 1605 Some men had an evil thought To kill King James the First they did contrive A gunpowder treason plot We still remember the fifth of November And we think of the gun powder plot To Parliament a secret letter sent Meant Guy Fawkes and the plotters were caught Guy Fawkes and the plotters were caught The song could be used as an introduction to the topic of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot, as a means of memorizing the basic facts of the event, or even as the soundtrack to a little video using drawings by the children The resource pack contains an mp3 of the song, an mp3 backing track, sheet music and lyrics
Every Good Boy Deserves Football
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Every Good Boy Deserves Football

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A short video/song describing the format of the treble clef in music, and a useful way for children to remember the barlines and spaces. The Youtube video is also a useful resource
Listen To The Morning Rhythm
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Listen To The Morning Rhythm

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A short video/song to assist children with the learning of music note values - whole note, half note, quarter note and eighth note in U.S.A. and semibreve, minim, crotchet and quaver in the U.K. The sheet music provides the main theme and the 4 parts which can be mixed and matched as much as you want. Children also fine the video to be extremely useful as a learning aid
Sharps Go Up - Flats Go Down
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Sharps Go Up - Flats Go Down

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A little video/song to help children to understand the difference between sharps and flats. The sheet music for ths song may be downloaded - however the video is also a useful resource for the children to watch
Wash Your Hands - Total Song Pack
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Wash Your Hands - Total Song Pack

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Rather silly little animation and song about washing your hands. The pack contains and mp3 of the song, an mp3 of the backing track, lyrics of the song and sheet music of the song with piano accompaniment
We Love London - Preschool Video, Song & Sheet Music
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We Love London - Preschool Video, Song & Sheet Music

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A very silly (slightly satyrical) video, song and sheet music about some of the principal landmarks around London. More little characters from Ian Rae (a.k.a Badly Drawing Grandpa) at The Tower of London, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace (for orange squash and biscuits with the queen), the London Eye and The Houses of Parliament
Florence Nightingale - Total Song Pack
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Florence Nightingale - Total Song Pack

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A short song for young children with some basic information about KS1 Topic Florence Nightingale, her work in Crimea and outlining her contribution to nursing. The lyrics are as follows Florence Nightingale We must never fail To know the things you taught the world to do You set out to bring help to soldiers suffering Nursing changed so much because of you In the dead of night Your lamp brought new light And in Crimea you showed what to do Florence Nightingale We will never fail To recognise the debt we owe to you The song could be used as an introduction to the topic of Florence Nightingale, as a means of memorizing the basic facts or even as the soundtrack to a little video using drawings by the children The resource pack contains an mp3 of the song, an mp3 backing track, sheet music and lyrics
The Vikings - Total Song Pack
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The Vikings - Total Song Pack

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Quite a dramatic song about the Vikings and the less publicized aspect of their lives. You can watch the video to see if it suits your requirements, and download the voice mp3, the backing track mp3, the lyrics and the sheet music for the song. The lyrics are as follows They sailed in their long boats from far across the seas What were they called? The Vikings From A D seven hundred for four centuries What were they called? The Vikings They robbed all the villages took all that they could take They burned and they pillaged and they caused so much heartache But if you think that’s all they did you’re making a mistake What were they called? The Vikings For fishing exploring and farming they were known What were they called? The Vikings In England King Canute and Harold reached the throne What were they called? The Vikings We see them as fighting men but they were so much more Their Viking Gods like Thor and Odin gods we can’t ignore And when they reached the end in burning ships they left the shore What were the called? The Vikings
Let's Go On Holiday - Total Song Pack
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Let's Go On Holiday - Total Song Pack

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A bouncy little children’s song suitable for most ages but designed for the KS1 topic “Let’s Go On Holiday” and offering suggestions of holidays and what to pack. You can watch the video to see if it suits your requirements, and download the voice mp3, the backing track mp3, the lyrics and the sheet music for the song. The lyrics are as follows Let’s go on holiday Where shall we go? The seaside or country side or somewhere with snow? Shall we go by aeroplane bus motor or boat? Shall I pack my swimming costume or take a big coat? Let’s go on holiday To France or Spain If we take some sun tan cream it’s likely to rain Shall we try a city break to Paris or Rome? We’ll all have a holiday then we’ll all come home
Penelope Meets Jeremy - A Fascinating Experiment on the Power of Underscoring
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Penelope Meets Jeremy - A Fascinating Experiment on the Power of Underscoring

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This is a really interesting five minute experiment which demonstrates the power that music has on our lives. It can be done with children of most ages and adults. Here are the instructions Select a male and female pupil / adult to read the the dialogue below Get them to read the dialogue with no underscoring Get them to read the dialogue again with the 4 pieces of music as underscoring.a) Brass band at the seaside b) Love theme c) Night Club d) Suspense /Horror The mood will change with each piece of music and in most cases the people reading will react to the music in their delivery of the dialogue Just download the Instructions/script and the background music. The Youtube video gives you some idea of how it goes. All the music in the underscoring was composed by me so there is no problem with copyright There is also a Karaoke version of the video now on the Thoughtz4Kidz Yutube channel which allow you to just read the dialogue with the underscoring but no voices