We need music in the classroom. Children naturally love music. I have tried numerous songs in my classroom over the years - the songs that work I keep and the others I simply delete. Here is my list of the songs I still have on my playlist for my classroom.
I don't play an instrument and my singing goes on and off key so as a teacher I have to rely on music found online. I'm an iTunes girl:
My morning songs are very calming and relaxing. We like to start our day thinking about what we are going to learn.
Getting ready to learn song
Tidy up songs
Number 1: This song is great for the foundation stage. The ultimate "Tidy up song!" My class love this song and as soon as it starts playing the children start to tidy up - a win-win situation!
Number 2: This is my second tidy up song. Boys love this and suddenly become involved in the tidy up process.
When the weather changes and your pupils go a little crrrraaaazzzzzy this is the song to play. We made up actions for this song:
Number and Numeracy Songs
This is the song I play just before number work. The pupils dance to their seats. You can't not move to this beat.
Music I use within my topics:
The next list of songs I use for my topic "Deep, Blue Sea"
Deep, Blue Sea!
Topic: Special Days
Topic: Knights and Castles
And finally - The Ultimate song - At the end of every year in P.2 we always vote for our favourite song. This is always number one; voted as the ultimate, favourite song. You must download this song for your class!!!
Well that is my list. If you have any other songs that you use within your classroom comment below. I would love to hear your favourites.