Home learning focus
Learn to use the voice expressively and creatively by singing songs and using chants and rhymes.
This lesson includes:
- a video about warming up
- a video showing you how to sing call and response
- three practice activities
Why do we warm up?
Warming up helps your whole body and your voice prepare to sing.
Like any physical activity, it's good to warm up to get your body ready.
Singing uses your vocal chords. Warming up it makes it easier to give your best and protect your voice.
Sing call and response
Now you've warmed up, let's sing a song. Watch Gareth Malone show you how to use call and response to sing Don't Worry Be Happy with your children.
Here are a few ways to practise singing:
Sing along with Play It!
Choose a song from the Play It game and sing along.
Explore the different elements that make up a song, play or clap along with the music and make then listen back to your own version of songs.
Play It! contains songs such as I am a Robot, Hands in the Air, Take You Home, Be in the Band, Bring the Noise and Spooky World.
Follow the in game instructions to explore the different modes.
There's more to learn
Have a look at these other resources around the BBC and the web.