Choosing songs to sing in Primary School

primary school songs

As a choirmaster I know only too well how hard it is sometimes to find new music for your choirs.   With currently 5 choirs under my ‘baton’ I have to find a lot of new music each term to keep them interested.    For this purpose there is the website MusicRoom which is a great resource for music, not just for choirs but for any instrument you can imagine.

When we do recordings in Primary Schools, sometimes there is a choir and in which case there is usually a teacher who is responsible for the singing and music.  Invariably however, most primary schools tend to sing songs by year group. As a result it then falls to the class teacher to find a song and teach it to their class or year group. For many this is probably quite alien. If you are used to teaching Maths, English or perhaps Latin in some cases, then to suddenly find yourself tasked with teaching a lot of small people a song is quite likely to be somewhat outside of your comfort zone.

Luckily there are now plenty of online resources to help you out.  Two of the most popular are Sing Up and Out of the Ark Music.  To be clear, Recordings 4 Schools are not in any way affiliated to these companies or their websites and there is no benefit in us promoting them other than to give our customers a few ideas.  I’m sure there are plenty of other good websites out there and if you know of some please let us know by commenting below.

So if you find yourself trying to find a suitable song to record, but don’t know where to start, try one of those resources.  There are songs for almost every occasion and theme, often with backing tracks included.

Jules Addison is a Sound Engineer for Recordings 4 Schools and Musical Director for The BlueBellesThe Pewsey BellesCirencester Male Voice ChoirBlue Notes & Great Western Harmony.