Get School Ready With Music
Have fun and learn with 25 catchy songs to boost listening and speaking skills in line with the UK’s phonics guidance Letters and Sounds Phase One. As well as increased phonological awareness, children will develop confidence, physical co-ordination and social and emotional skills…and both they and you will feel happy!
Music For Literacy
How can anything so fun be so good for you!
Music stimulates brain activity, increasing the neural pathways that underpin literacy. And when we join in with music we release ‘feel good’ endorphins too! The School Ready Music Programme offers an easy way to get all that music goodness. With songs about lions, trains, banging drums and shaking shakers there is plenty to keep pre-schoolers engaged and happy while they are learning. Have a listen now and test it out!
One Man BandChildren love marching around the room as they clap hands, stamp feet and tap thighs, exploring body percussion in line with Letters and Sounds Phase One, Aspect 3. The sequence of sounds also builds pattern recognition skills that support literacy and maths. Added benefits are fitness, developing fine and gross motor skills and having fun with classmates. Discover lots of ways to learn through music with 18 exciting songs from the School Ready Music Programme.
Download ‘Let’s Tap A Word’ and discover a fun and effective way to help children tune into syllables
This uptempo action song keeps energetic children engaged while they explore word rhythms with tapping sticks. Children love to use tapping sticks! They draw out even the shyest child and help children tune into rhythm and beat. If you don’t have tapping sticks don’t worry – wooden spoons work just as well or you can clap hands, stamp feet or bang on a cardboard box!
The song resource includes a song mp3, teacher notes and a video.
A complete music resource to support school ready skills
You and the children you teach will love using the School Ready Practitioner Pack. The pack includes everything you need to deliver engaging music activities as part of your daily schedule:
- Training videos linking each song to Letters and Sounds Phase One and EYFS
- Videos of songs in action in a setting
- Teacher notes to support your planning
Embed the School Ready Programme in your setting
Give your team the knowledge and confidence to maximise the brain-boosting power of music with fun activities everyone will love to lead.
Find out about our in-person and online training options.
Support your child’s learning at home
Enjoy your child’s early musical journey through life and ensure they are ready for Big School school with the School Ready Parent Pack.
The parent pack includes everything you need to create wonderful musical memories with your child and support her learning and development ready for school.
- Videos of music sessions
- Parent notes with tips and ideas for using the songs
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