The Nativity Band (The Christmas Nativity Story told using musical instruments)

The Nativity Band (The Christmas Nativity Story told using musical instruments)

An original re-telling of the Nativity Story giving the children the opportunity to play classroom percussion instruments as well. In the story the 'teachers' ask the children which instruments would best paint a musical picture of the characters in the story. As the instruments are selected and played the characters take centre stage and the story unfolds. The children, teachers and parents from Sacred Heart School in Ware and St Joseph's in Hertford really loved the performances.
sallykee
The Magic Nativitree

The Magic Nativitree

This is a Magical Christmas Nativity play in more ways than one. The story starts when the teacher announces that the local priest has asked Years 1&2 to provide a tree for the Christmas Tree Festival in his church but the tree has to tell the story of the nativity. As the children are dispatched to the hall to create their decorations magical things happen when the children put their decoration on the tree. The decorations come alive, sprinkle magic glitter on the children and the song and dance begins. Cohesion is added to the play in the form of the 'Cutting and Sticking Song' which the children loved and the songs are cheerful and varied ranging from the 'Country and Western' style of the 'Animals Song and Dance' to the 'Rock and Roll' genre of the 'Shepherd's Song and Dance.' As the final song says......'The Magic Nativitree.........helps us see.........what Christmas means for you and me.'
sallykee
Open the Door to Your Heart in Advent (A Service of rhymes, prayer and song for Advent)

Open the Door to Your Heart in Advent (A Service of rhymes, prayer and song for Advent)

Written in 2011 and performed by the juniors in two separate schools. This is a thought provoking service with rhyme, readings and reflections including a mixture of old and new carols to help us all prepare our hearts for Christmas. This is not a passive service as each class takes a theme and creates art work to depict this theme, sings or dances to their theme and writes their own reflections to make every child feel a part of the event and hopefully reflect on their own actions during Advent.
sallykee
An Acrostic Advent Service

An Acrostic Advent Service

Written in 2012 and performed by St Joseph's R.C. School in Hertford, Advent themes are explored by spelling out the word Advent. Each child plays a part by singing, reading, listening or writing original reflections whilst hopefully examining their own Advent journey. A combination of musical styles makes this a heart-warming and thought provoking service.
sallykee
Circles of Light (A thought provoking Service for Advent)

Circles of Light (A thought provoking Service for Advent)

Everything you need to produce a thought provoking Advent service for Junior Children. Each class owns a circle of light ( four purple candles in a wreath each with a theme.) The children then write their own bidding prayers, reflections or poems to accompany their own circle of light. I chose a mixture of old and new carols and songs to bring the sometimes 'tired' traditional carol service up to date and make it really relevant to the children in their Advent Journey. The service can be adapted to suit your own needs. This one was written to be performed in St Joseph's Church in Hertford. Hope this helps you create a really meaningful service in amongst the secular build up to Christmas.
sallykee
Nativity Crackers (A Christmas Musical Nativity Play for KS1)

Nativity Crackers (A Christmas Musical Nativity Play for KS1)

A delightful Nativity Play with a modern day twist. An enlightened Parish Priest determined to make parishioners focus on the real meaning of Christmas hands each family a box of Christmas Crackers as they leave Midnight Mass. These are the 'Nativity Crackers' and each riddle and gift reveals something about the Christmas Story. As the crackers are pulled and the message dawns on the family, they freeze frame and we are transported back in time to the events of the first Christmas Story. The children, staff and parents of two Hertfordshire schools loved this play. The songs in a variety of styles offer much scope for actions, dance and solos and the script can be adapted to suit your needs.
sallykee
The Nativity Train on Track For Christmas (A Nativity Play for EYFS and KS1)

The Nativity Train on Track For Christmas (A Nativity Play for EYFS and KS1)

Everything you need: script, cast lists, sheet music, backing tracks and full audios, to put on a refreshingly different Christmas Nativity Play. Nativity Train on Track for Christmas is an original take on the Nativity story for EYFS and KS1 where we join the children on a train journey from one Nativity Station to the other. We visit Nazareth, The Roman Barracks, Feather Stone Farm (where the Donkey is having a little holiday from the busy town), Busy Bethlehem, Super Star Mountain, The Special Stable and Shepherd Mountain. The script is very simple with nine Station Masters setting the different scenes and there are all the usual suspects you would find in a traditional Nativity Story. The songs are catchy, easy to learn and humorous where appropriate including opportunities for solo singing but there are plenty of choruses for the whole cast to join in with and perform actions to as well. The parents and staff at St Joseph's School in Hertford and Sacred Heart in Ware thoroughly enjoyed this show and I hope you will too.
sallykee
Awesome Angels Versus Shimmering Stars (A Christmas Nativity Play for KS1)

Awesome Angels Versus Shimmering Stars (A Christmas Nativity Play for KS1)

In this refreshingly different retelling of the age old tale, the story of the Nativity unfolds during a court case to decide whether the 'Awesome Angels' or the 'Shimmering Stars' played the most important part in the story of the first Christmas. The humorous script and ten catchy songs in a variety of musical idioms will engage KS1 children from start to finish without diminishing the importance of this great event. No child will feel left out as there are 60 parts in total with plenty of opportunities for solo or group singing, dancing, actions and basically a whole lot of fun in this unique Christmas Play for Infants. Hope you have as much fun with this as we did!
sallykee
Star Reporters (A Christmas Nativity for EYFS AND KS1)

Star Reporters (A Christmas Nativity for EYFS AND KS1)

'Star Reporters' is a retelling of the Christmas Story with a modern twist. The action takes place up high in the galaxy where twinkling stars are assigned to 'spy' on earthly events below with their twinkling eyes, record this on their 'Star Pads' then report their findings back to their superiors Lady Astrid and Lord Cosmos supporting their stories with video footage. Narrators make sure that the nativity story is clear which is then acted out in song and dance. The children from Sacred Heart School in Ware and St. Joseph's in Hertford loved the songs from the hint of a 'Tango' in the 'Silly Census' song to the swing feel of the 'Singing Swinging Star' and parents loved the performances. However I realised that I had made the script too 'wordy' for F.S. so I have now written a simpler script for younger children and am marketing the original script as a K.S.1 script. I hope this helps you to put on a stress free Christmas Production.
sallykee
The Littlies Nativity (A Christmas Nativity Play for Playgroups and EYFS)

The Littlies Nativity (A Christmas Nativity Play for Playgroups and EYFS)

A short and sweet chronological re-telling of the Nativity Story using well known children's songs. This was written as a special request from St Joseph's Playgroup in Hertford for their Christmas performance in 2014. The parents loved the children's performance and the playgroup leaders said it helped the children to remember the events leading up to the very first Christmas Day. Great fun was had by all.
sallykee
Kaleidoscope of Christmas

Kaleidoscope of Christmas

A new and exciting take on the traditional Christmas Story with groups of children representing different colours associated with Christmas. The action begins with a calypso style song simply called 'Kaleidoscopes' where children dance with brightly coloured gymnastic ribbons. The Kaleidoscopes then introduce each colour connection in rhyme and the story unfolds from the song 'Pretty Little Lady Dressed in Blue' to 'Black Night, Black Sheep' and 'Colourful Kings' dressed in purple, orange and turquoise. The children loved this show and sang their hearts out in all the songs from the upbeat rhythmical numbers to the gentle lullabies. The simple script was easy to learn and helped the children understand the real meaning of Christmas.
sallykee
Song and Rhyme at Christmas Time (A Simple Christmas Nativity)

Song and Rhyme at Christmas Time (A Simple Christmas Nativity)

A simple re-telling of the traditional nativity with narration in rhyme, acting and singing. The songs are simple with opportunities for dancing and soloists but the addition of actions in the choruses of the songs means that all children feel involved and have a happy and pro-active nativity experience whilst learning about the true meaning of Christmas.
sallykee
Mrs Chicken Laid an Egg: A Spring and Easter Song

Mrs Chicken Laid an Egg: A Spring and Easter Song

A fun counting song which would make a great addition to a Spring or Easter Topic. The song tells of Mrs Chicken sitting on her eggs and almost being surprised as each chick comes along. You could use this in your maths sessions too and children will love performing the actions contained within the lyrics.
sallykee
Blue Bell Boogie Woogie: A Spring Song

Blue Bell Boogie Woogie: A Spring Song

A delightful Spring song where the simple melody of the verse invokes skipping through a Spring Meadow. The chorus on the other hand will provide hours of fun as the children follow the dance steps in the lyrics. The possibilities for extended activities inspired by this song both musical and non musical are endless. Hope it inspires you and you have a lot of fun!
sallykee
Easter Bunny Counting Song: A Spring or Easter Counting Song

Easter Bunny Counting Song: A Spring or Easter Counting Song

This simple Easter and Spring song will delight children especially especially if you let them hop around the room in time to the music and use real Easter Eggs as visual aids. You could even incorporate an Egg Hunt in the Song and increase the numbers of eggs included.
sallykee
Baa Baa Baby Sheep

Baa Baa Baby Sheep

A charming Easter Song about lambs playing in a field. It takes the form of a counting song starting with five lambs playing but gradually their numbers dwindle so an excellent addition to your maths spring sessions...your children will also love acting the lyrics out and pretending to be the lambs in the song. There is plenty of scope for musical accompaniment and actions within the song too. Hope these leaping lambs bring lots of spring fun.
sallykee
Easter Eggs Bring Lots of Fun: A fun song about Easter Eggs and other signs of Spring

Easter Eggs Bring Lots of Fun: A fun song about Easter Eggs and other signs of Spring

A fun Easter/Spring song where the lyrics tell of painting eggs then rolling them down a hill and having an Easter Egg treasure hunt in the garden but then reveal that our favourite traditional Easter treat are chocolate eggs wrapped in foil! The chorus also discusses other seasonal signs of spring. Why not create a dance to accompany the chorus to practise the children's rhythmic skills and use instruments to accompany the verse. Whatever you do I hope you enjoy this song and it kick starts some other Spring activities.
sallykee
Wrap up Warm It's Winter: A fun song about Winter Clothes

Wrap up Warm It's Winter: A fun song about Winter Clothes

A humorous song which we can all relate to having been so wrapped up in winter woollies as children that we could hardly move by the time we got outside to play in the snow. The lyrics of the song tell of all the various layers of clothing children have to endure ending with 'our warmest pair of trews' (a Scottish term for trousers)before getting so hot that hats and gloves are soon discarded 'but please don't tell our Mum's Shh!' Why not create a musical composition using the layers of clothing as ways to build up layers of sound? Another great addition to a topic on 'Winter.'
sallykee