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John Oates has worked as a primary school teacher within three schools in the northwest of England for 29 years. He teaches children from 2 years to 11 years of age and currently works as Advanced Skills Teacher at Westbrook Old Hall Primary School and 'Accent' Music Education Hub, UK. (www.westbrookoldhall.co.uk/music) John supports other teachers with their professional development. Please follow on Spotify > sanquay

John Oates has worked as a primary school teacher within three schools in the northwest of England for 29 years. He teaches children from 2 years to 11 years of age and currently works as Advanced Skills Teacher at Westbrook Old Hall Primary School and 'Accent' Music Education Hub, UK. (www.westbrookoldhall.co.uk/music) John supports other teachers with their professional development. Please follow on Spotify > sanquay
Assessment Tasks in Primary Music - John Oates
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Assessment Tasks in Primary Music - John Oates

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These tasks have been designed to show musical attainment and record progress over time. It is hoped that they will provide a ‘musical’ assessment experience, practical in nature and not just assessment for assessment’s sake. The tasks are linked to key ‘I can Statements’ found in the Assessment and Progression Framework published by the ISM (Incorporated Society of Musicians). There are links within the document to creative songs linked to curriculum themes. There are also links to the sheet music for the songs and video guidance. Curriculum Themes: EYFS - Toys Y1 - Aliens Y2 - Space Travel Y3 - Playscripts Y4 - Ancient Egypt Y5 - China Y6 - Romans This document is priced at £1 to avoid any confusion with regards the copyright of the songs. All proceeds to music education. For further song and music curriculum resources please visit: www.sanquaypublishing.co.uk
Rainforest, Rain on Me! - MP3s (Backing Track) & Score - John Oates
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Rainforest, Rain on Me! - MP3s (Backing Track) & Score - John Oates

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This song is about the beauty on the rainforest and its multi layered diversity of plants and animals. Suitable for children between the ages of 6 and 11 it encourages singing in several parts. A short clip can be heard at www.sanquaypublishing.co.uk or by searching in iTunes or Spotify.
Turnip Song (Vocal MP3, Backing MP3 & PDF Score) John Oates
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Turnip Song (Vocal MP3, Backing MP3 & PDF Score) John Oates

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A song based upon the children’s fairy tale - The Gigantic Turnip. This song makes use of 12 bar blues as its structure and is cumulative and dramatic. A great song to act out as a mini drama within a class assembly. Each verse contains a key rhythm for the children to echo. As the children sing through the song the rhythms build up to create longer rhythmic phrases. The song ends with a celebratory chorus as the mouse saves the day. This resource contains a lead vocal MP3, a backing track MP3 and a PDF score. A clip of the song may be heard by visiting www.sanquaypublishing.co.uk or by visiting iTunes.
Flying In A Plane - Song (MP3 & Score) John Oates
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Flying In A Plane - Song (MP3 & Score) John Oates

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A simple song for young children about flying in a plane. You can hear a clip of this song by searching for the title and John Oates within iTunes. Alternatively you can watch a cool video at www.sanquaypublishing.co.uk
Flying In A Plane - Song (MP3 & Score) John Oates
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Flying In A Plane - Song (MP3 & Score) John Oates

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A simple song for young children about flying in a plane. You can hear a clip of this song by searching for the title and John Oates within iTunes. Alternatively you can watch a cool video at www.sanquaypublishing.co.uk
Hey! Happy Christmas To Ya!_Song (MP3s & Score) John Oates 2012
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Hey! Happy Christmas To Ya!_Song (MP3s & Score) John Oates 2012

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This outstanding children’s song is about the excitement of Christmas for the young and old. It is easy to learn and includes a second vocal line for a greater challenge. Great for a Christmas performance or whole school sing-a-long. This resource includes a sung MP3 and backing MP3 plus the musical score for two voices and guitar. This song is available to download digitally or visit www.sanquaypublishing.co.uk for further information.
Golden Apple Song
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Golden Apple Song

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A simple, modern dance styled song suitable for all ages. This song can be used as part of a celebration assembly within schools that make use of a Golden Apple award system. Easy to sing and with a clapping part as well. This resource includes mp3s and score. The song is available to download from other digital outlets. Visit Sanquay Publishing for further information.
Big Bad Wolf
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Big Bad Wolf

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Was the wolf so bad? How do you think his family feels? A different take on familiar tales. This song is suitable for primary aged children and is fun to sing. The resource includes an MP3 with the vocal and an MP3 with the backing track. There is also a PDF containing the music.
Turnip Song (Vocal MP3, Backing MP3 & PDF Score) John Oates
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Turnip Song (Vocal MP3, Backing MP3 & PDF Score) John Oates

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A song based upon the children’s fairy tale - The Gigantic Turnip. This song makes use of 12 bar blues as its structure and is cumulative and dramatic. A great song to act out as a mini drama within a class assembly. Each verse contains a key rhythm for the children to echo. As the children sing through the song the rhythms build up to create longer rhythmic phrases. The song ends with a celebratory chorus as the mouse saves the day. This resource contains a lead vocal MP3, a backing track MP3 and a PDF score. A clip of the song may be heard by visiting www.sanquaypublishing.co.uk or by visiting iTunes.
Ancient Egypt Song - MP3 & Score (John Oates)
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Ancient Egypt Song - MP3 & Score (John Oates)

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This song can be used to support a topic about the ancient Egyptians. There are two verses and a catchy chorus that can be sung over the verse at the end. A clip of this song can be heard at www.sanquaypublishing.co.uk or by searching for the song title and John Oates within iTunes.
Tiger Tiger - MP3, Backing Track & Score - John Oates
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Tiger Tiger - MP3, Backing Track & Score - John Oates

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This simple, fun song is about a tiger and a monkey. It is in the style of a lullaby and suitable for young children to sing. A short clip of the song can be heard at www.sanquaypublishing.co.uk or by searching in Spotify. The resource includes an MP3 version of the song, an MP3 backing track for the song and a PDF score.
Florence Nightingale Song - John Oates - (MP3 & Score)
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Florence Nightingale Song - John Oates - (MP3 & Score)

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This song is about the life of Florence Nightingale and her quest to improve the conditions for the soldiers overseas. A very catchy song. Listen to a short clip of this song by searching the song title and John Oates within iTunes or by visiting www.sanquaypublishing.co.uk
Four Times Table (I Am Very Able) MP3s & Score - John Oates 2016
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Four Times Table (I Am Very Able) MP3s & Score - John Oates 2016

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This four times table song has a ‘pop’ song structure and catchy melody to help the children remember their multiplication facts. It is available to stream on most digital outlets. A vocal demonstration of the song is included as well as a backing track and score. www.sanquaypublishing.co.uk
Christmas (A Time of Giving) - Song (MP3 & 5 Parts) - John Oates
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Christmas (A Time of Giving) - Song (MP3 & 5 Parts) - John Oates

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A song for Christmas with a positive religious theme. A thoughtful song with interesting harmony parts, accompaniment and powerful chorus. With the MP3 you will also receive two vocal harmony parts, lead sheets for guitar with and without the use of a capo and a piano score. You can hear a clip of this song by visiting www.sanquaypublishing.co.uk or by searching for ‘sanquay’ within YouTube.
Daddy Long Legs (Movin' & A-Groovin') - MP3 & Song Score - John Oates
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Daddy Long Legs (Movin' & A-Groovin') - MP3 & Song Score - John Oates

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Daddy Long Legs (Crane Fly) is a fun song to sing as well as offering an interesting second vocal part as an additional challenge. The accompaniment is upbeat and synth driven. A great song to add to your school’s repertoire. The score contains guitar chords, melody line and harmony line. This song is available on iTunes and a clip can be heard by visiting www.sanquaypublishing.co.uk. John Oates can be followed on twitter at sanquay.
 'Battle Of Britain' Song (MP3 & Score) John Oates
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'Battle Of Britain' Song (MP3 & Score) John Oates

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This song celebrates the great sacrifice made by a few for many. It is a simple 4-part round with tuned ostinato part. A clip may be heard by visiting iTunes and searching for the title of the song plus John Oates. Other song and music resources may be found at www.sanquaypublishing.co.uk
Rio de Janeiro - Song MP3, Backing Track & Music - John Oates
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Rio de Janeiro - Song MP3, Backing Track & Music - John Oates

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This simple song can be used in preparation for the Olympic Games 2016 or a general South American topic. Aimed at KS1 and EYFS children, the song makes use of rhythms for the children to chant. KS2 children will also benefit from this song and could arrange the rhythms in their own order. The resource includes the printed guitar score, MP3 and MP3 backing track. This track is available for download and stream on various digital platforms including iTunes. A short clip of the rhythmic patterns section of the song can be heard at www.sanquaypublishing.co.uk