All of the Interactive Charanga resources for this year’s songs are now available on the Friday Afternoons website.
Every year since 2013 the team at Charanga has produced excellent resources for primary school teachers to explore the repertoire and learn the songs with their classes. This year, resources have been created for six of the songs written by Jonathan Dove and Alasdair Middleton: Three Birds, Little Girl of Rain, Laura, Fast Car, This is the Bird, and Snow.
For each of the songs, the resources allow students to learn about the composer, explore their own reactions to the music through listening and appraising exercises, learn to sing the song verse-by-verse, and finally perform the song using helpful lyric highlighting and automated page turns.
The resources are suitable for both generalist and specialist teachers, and can be easily accessed for free by logging on to our Song Bank – let us know what you think of them!