Voicelinks Songs and Activities Across the Curriculum by Sue Nicholls, Peter Hunt


Voicelinks Songs and Activities Across the Curriculum by Sue Nicholls, Peter Hunt

Voicelinks is an innovative teaching resource for music in early years and primary education. It embraces singing as a means of accessing all areas of the curriculum, to develop the whole child, with natural progression and links between age groups and subject matter. At the heart of the book are 24 carefully written songs covering popular school topics. Each song is tailored to Early Years (3-5), Key Stage 1: Year 1 (5-6), or Key Stage 1: Year 2 (6-7), and comes equipped with a host of activity ideas designed for classroom use. Suitable for specialists and non-specialists alike, Voicelinks guarantees successful learning outcomes across the curriculum.


The songs are delightful, refreshing and engaging with plenty of ideas for teaching strategies and development of material. The advice is sensible and accessible and the songs are organized to provide musical progression. There is plenty of scope for imagination - whether in movement, drama, art or intrumental additions to the songs. The book includes a CD with backing tracks and is a fine addition to any primary classroom. Lin Marsh, SAME magazine 2011

About the Author

Peter Hunt is the inspiration behind OUP's highly successful Voiceworks series, author of four of its titles, and series editor. He is a highly skilled teacher with extensive experience as a choral animateur, clinician, workshop leader, conductor, and arranger. He regularly conducts children's choirs and organises large-scale singing events with young people. The wealth of eclectic material in the Voiceworks series, and the useful teaching notes have made the series a significant contributor to the recent revival of singing and the development of confident singing leaders in the UK. Peter has delivered workshops and Inset training all over the UK, Ireland, Australia, and the USA, and has a reputation for lively, stimulating and highly informative sessions born of real practical experience in the classroom. Peter is Deputy Head of Berkshire Maestros - the young musicians' trust - the Hub which is delivering music education for young people across the county of Berkshire, UK. Following a successful career as a primary music specialist, Sue Nicholls became an Advanced Skills Teacher, a post which allowed her to follow her particular passion within music education: the support of the generalist teacher. Her books to date, including Bobby Shaftoe Clap Your Hands, Music Express [Foundation Stage] and The Handy Band, demonstrate an accessible and practical approach to delivering the music curriculum, and she has contributed songs to other books, including Singing Sherlock 1 & 2 and Voiceworks at Christmas. Sue has been a music consultant for 'Music Box', an Early Years BBC radio programme, and currently delivers teachers' courses and singing training nationwide, working as a freelance music education consultant and also as an advocate for 'Sing Up'.

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Mixed media product
Contains Sheet music and CD-Audio (Performance - spoken word)
120 pages


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Publication date

19th May 2011



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