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Music of Jan Holdstock

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10 Million Green Bottles

10 Million Green Bottles
words & music Jan Holdstock

Jan Holdstock’s wonderful sense of fun comes through in this collection of shorter and longer rounds. Suitable for Key Stage 2 (Scottish level B-D) the words are simple but not ‘childish’ and will appeal to both boys and girls. There are also simple ideas for making up accompaniments too, so each round also becomes an opportunity for further creative work. Rounds contained in this volume:
Shorter rounds: Ten million green bottles
Hello
Train driver
The Spanish armada
Fishy
Ding dong
Humpty Dumpty
Goodbye
Longer rounds: The weather
Party Time
Breakfast calypso
Davy Jones’ locker
Price: 3.95



All around the Christmas tree
words & music Jan Holdstock
A charming Christmas presentation – 8 songs linked by poems of only 4 lines in length, which can involve nine separate narrators. It’s all about decorating the Christmas tree. The songs are short, but with opportunities for extension by changing names and/or colours in succeeding verses. Lots of opportunity for linking to craft work for making props to use in the performance.
Suitable for Key Stage 1 (Scottish levels A-B). Songs contained in this book:
It’s a big green box
Christmas lights
The Angel band
Sugar mice calypso
Chocolate teddies
Christmas baubles
The Christmas fairy
Merry Christmas
Price: 3.95



All around the Christmas tree
Buttercup farm

Buttercup farm
(supporting the National Curriculum)words & music Jan Holdstock
Six songs, six games and two rounds make up this lovely collection about farm animals. Not only are the songs charming, and children will greatly enjoy singing them, but the games also help greater understanding of rhythm work and encouraging listening too. Suitable Key Stage 1 (Scottish levels A-B).
Songs in this collection:
Buttercup farm (linked with pitch)
Sheep in the field (linked with listening)
Hello brown cow! (linked with movement)
My little hen (linked with listening)
Song of the dog (linked with listening & pitch)
Dive, dive, dive (linked with rhythm work)
Rounds: Squeak!
Shoo!
Price: 3.95



Christmas chimes
– a nativity for young children
words & music Jan Holdstock
These songs, with short linking narrative, tell the Christmas story in uncomplicated language which young children will easily understand. The words of the songs are the triggers for instant chime bar accompaniments. Ideas for teaching the accompaniments are given on the inside front cover. Each song is built on only two chords. Suitable Key Stage 1 (Scottish levels A-B). Songs contained in this book:
The angle came to Mary
Mary’s little donkey
Innkeeper, let us in!
Lullaby
Shepherds’ song
Kings are riding
Price: 3.95



Christmas chimes
A Creepy crawly book

A Creepy crawly book
(supporting the National Curriculum)
words & music Jan Holdstock
Five songs about minibeasts with graded activities for introducing rhythm work through picture flashcards. Each of the songs introduces rhythm patterns equalling two crotchets (or quarter-notes). There is a detachable centrefold which you may use to make picture flash cards. Actual notation is not shown to the children in this collection, but you can lay some firm rhythmic foundations here through the games and activities suggested. Suitable Key Stage 1 (Scottish levels A-B). Songs in this collection:
Glow-worm
Butterfly
Bee
Caterpillar
Grasshopper
Price: 3.95



Earwiggo 1: Listening Games
This is a collection of sound recognition games that have been played in small classes of children with learning difficulties. Many of them can be adapted for use with larger numbers of infants and juniors. Few specialist resources are required to play these games. Jan Holdstock and co-writer Mavis West advocate using everyday objects as sound-makers. This little book confirms to the format regularly associated with Jan Holdstock’s publications. It is easy to read and understand. Distributed on behalf of YAMSEN (Yorkshire Association for Music for Special Educational Needs).
Price: 3.95



Earwiggo 1: Listening Games

Earwiggo 2: Ryhthm Games


Currently undergoing revision and not yet available in its revised form
Earwiggo 3: Pitch games up and down
Although these pitch games have been collected for use with children with special needs, they will be useful to all teachers of young children. Pitch is one of the more difficult musical concepts to assimilate. The book is progressive, with the easier games at the beginning, and those requiring more concentration and co-ordination come later. The author encourages the user to feel free to adapt the games to suit the children with whom they are working. Distributed on behalf of YAMSEN.
Price: 3.95



Earwiggo 3: Pitch games up and down
Earwiggo 4: Chord Book

Earwiggo 4: Chord Book
This book uses 4 chords only. You are encouraged to colour code the chords to help you remember and identify one from another. The colour coding can then be carried through to the instruments chosen to accompany the songs; instruments such as chime-bars, glockenspiels, xylophones or electronic keyboards. The songs are short and there are plenty of suggestions along the way for how to use them as well as teaching ideas. Distribuuted on behalf of YAMSEN.
Price: 3.95



Earwiggo 5: Five Note Book
As the title suggests, this book contains 16 short songs that use a five note scale. Each song tells you which five notes you need, and come with suggested ideas for accompaniment and other activities. Suitable for young children with a wide range of abilities. Distributed on behalf of YAMSEN.
Price: 3.95



Earwiggo 5: Five Note Book
Earwiggo 6: D.I.Y. Songbook

Earwiggo 6: D.I.Y. Songbook
Are you looking for a song to fit a particular topic? No problem. Here are songs that you probably already know very well. All you need do is follow the simple instructions to make up your own song with a really easy accompaniment. There are alternative words for each song with lots of repetition, which makes them easy to learn and remember. Chord symbols are written over the melody line and Jan Holdstock encourages the user to colour code the chords (see Earwiggo 4: Chord Book) and offers a number of strategies for the classroom in order to make playing the chords easy and straightforward. Distributed on behalf of YAMSEN.
Price: 3.95



Earwiggo 7: Music Activities for Christmas
This book contains 10 delightful little songs all about Christmas activities, mainly concerning the Christmas tree, presents, baubles, Santa Claus and Christmas dinner. Only one mentions the birth of Jesus. Again, ideas for extending some songs are provided, as well as simple chord symbols and ideas for visual aids to make. Distributed on behalf of YAMSEN.
Price: 3.95



Earwiggo 7: Music Activities for Christmas
Harvest in a hurry

Harvest in a hurry
words & arrangements: Jan Holstock
In this book, Jan has taken five well-known tunes, and set her own words to them, providing you with five ‘harvest’ songs for Early Years & Reception children. There is some repetition, which makes them quick to learn, especially at the start of the school year, and you can make up extra verses quite easily by asking the children for other ideas. Songs contained in this book:
Harvest time is here again (tune of: She’ll be coming round the mountain)
In the Spring I sowed a seed (tune of: London Bridge is falling down)
Apple pie (tune of: Little brown jug)
We’re going to make some jam (tune of: In a cottage in a wood)
Food to share (tune of: The animals went in two by two)
Price: 3.95



Miss Tibble goes to market
story by Pat Belford
music Jan Holstock
This delightful musical play has songs all about weighing and measuring, cooking, buying and selling. It can be presented in so many ways, or simply links well with other studies at infant level - Key Stage 1 (Scottish levels A-B).
Songs included are:
Ring, ring, ring
A Batch of bread
Market Song
Cake Song
Tibble and Hay
Price: 3.95



Miss Tibble goes to market
Oscar gets things started & Oscar goes sporty

Oscar gets things started & Oscar goes sporty
by Jan Holdstock revised by Sue Nicholls

Combined in one handy volume, this easy to follow book offers a whole-school approach to rhythm work (from years 1 - 6 – ages 5 - 11).
It is packed full of good ideas and requires no previous musical experience, enabling all teachers to tackle this work in the classroom.
Photocopiable pages are included to save you time in preparing rhythm cards etc.
Price: 4.95



Oscar gets things started - Rhythm games for Key Stage 1
This book contains lots of easy to handle ideas, based on work the author herself did with a class of 5 - 6 year-olds over the course of a year. This rhythm work was all done using puppets and toys, which were also used for listening games. Most of the singing involved uses just two notes (soh & me). Youngsters (and teachers) will find this work very enjoyable, while at the same time absorbing sound rhythmic foundations.

Price: 3.95



Oscar gets things started - Rhythm games for Key Stage 1
Oscar moves on - composition ideas for Key Stage 2

Oscar moves on - composition ideas for Key Stage 2
Composition ideas for Key Stage 2 (Scottish levels C-D)
by Jan Holdstock
This volume builds on the work started in ‘Oscar gets things started’, as the rhythmic range is extended. By a whole host of different means you can help children to make longer pieces of infinite variety. It’s all clearly explained through two ‘families’ of rhythms – Oscar’s family (which should already be familiar – in common time) and Cressida’s family – in compound time. There are also five story outlines which can be illustrated using the concepts introduced in the book – such as scrunches or whole tone scales etc.
Price: 3.95



Our street
(supporting the National Curriculum)
words & music Jan Holdstock
songs for studies about your locality, with games to help young children explore their singing voices. “In these seven songs I have tried to make opportunities for the children to be involved in discussions about their street and the people in it, and to put their own ideas into the songs. Children love to sing their own responses, and to make up their own verses using simple sounds and exploring their own voices. The songs and games in this book give them the opportunity to do this as they gain experience of listening, performing and composing at a very simple level. Although the songs have piano accompaniments, these are really only for special occasions. In the classroom they really aren’t necessary.”
Suitable Key Stage 1 (Scottish levels A-B). Songs in this collection are:
Hello
People
Postman
Shopping
Pet shop
Litter
Lollipop
Price: 3.95



Our street
Recipes no.3 exploring and scoring

Recipes  no.3 exploring and scoring
– easy composition ideas, producing exciting sounds by Jan Holdstock
(supporting the National Curriculum)
A book full of games to help investigate sounds, and a simple way of writing down your compositions with pictures, colours and numbers. The ideas in this little book are clearly explained and enable teachers without musical expertise to help children organise and write down the sounds they make. Suitable Key Stage 1-2 (Scottish levels A-C).
Price: 3.95



Red & yellow, green & blue
(supporting the National Curriculum)
words & music Joan Holdstock
The ‘colour’ words in the songs help teachers and children to play an instant chime bar accompaniment. Nearly all the songs use only 2 chords and a simple code tells you which to use. Useful notes printed on the inside covers explain how to use the songs, and to help the children make up their own accompaniments. Suitable KS1 & lower KS 2 (Scottish levels A – C)
Song titles include:
Green grass growing
Gobble, gobble, gobble!
Green slime time
Green corn
Red arrow
The Red-nosed clown
Green dragon
Red Goblin
Dice game
Cold weather song
Yellow socks
Yellow canary
Balloon song
Seaside song
Traffic lights
Yellow bananas
Price: 3.95



Red & yellow, green & blue
Round up

Round up
words & music Jan Holdstock
A book of original rounds which have Jan Holdstock’s stamp of simplicity and fun. Ideal for Juniors (7-11) these short rounds come with 10 ideas for further development, and each one has been identified with a code to help you know which ideas are most appropriate for each title. Suitable Key Stage 2 (Scottish levels C-D). Rounds contained are:
Pointing
Moving
Animals
Donkey Ride
Cat
Hamster
Aeroplane
Island
Postman
Football
Growing
Bathtime
Recorder
Romans
Rainbow
Knitting machine
Price: 3.95



Santa's Christmas Tree
words & music Jan Holdstock
Santa’s Christmas tree lights won’t work. This caused so much trouble that he had to call the police, the firemen and the ambulance to put it right. The outline story in the book, along with the simple songs and percussion activities, can be used for a Christmas entertainment. Suitable Key Stage 1 (Scottish levels A-B).
Songs contained are:
Light music
Blackout!
9-9-9
Siren music
Siren song
Happy ending
Price: 3.95



Santa's Christmas Tree
Seven seaside songs

Seven seaside songs
words & music Jan Holdstock
This is a lovely collection of songs about things most young people enjoy when they visit the seaside. They also give opportunities for the children to contribute their own ideas. Suitable Key Stage 1/lower Key Stage 2 (Scottish levels A-C). They can be performed separately, but also make a splendid concert group and link well with seaside studies.
Songs in the collection are:
Safe sun (how to enjoy the sunshine safely)
Digging in the sand
Seagull
Roller coaster
Candy flow calypso
Fish and chips (echo song)
Beach combing (cumulative song)
Price: 3.95



The Train that couldn't start
words & music Jan Holdstock
In this mini-musical, the passengers want to go to the seaside, but the train will not start without the guard’s whistle – which has been lost. The story tells how he goes about getting a replacement. Great for linking with studies about shops/high streets. Suitable Key Stage 1 (Scottish levels A-B). The songs, which may also be sung separately, are:
Train ride
Grocer’s grumble
Toffee tune
Butcher’s ballad
Whistle song
Price: 3.95



The Train that couldn't start
Who cares? A musical play

Who cares? A musical play
songs by Jan Holdstock
play by Pat Belford
The music is scored for voice and piano, with optional parts for recorders, glockenspiel, jingles, triangle, woodblock, drum and tambourine. The story takes place in ‘the holiday club’ and can be customised with local place names and the names of actual people you all know (if you wish). On a rainy afternoon, the club leader challenges the youngsters to think about a poster showing starving children from overseas. The children think about what they have and come up with ideas for helping those less fortunate than themselves, ending with a ‘thank you’ to their own carers – Mums , Dads and teachers etc.
Suitable Key Stage 2
Songs in the play:
Things that we need
Water song
A Place to stay
Everybody’s got one
Teatime tango
Somebody to care
Price: 4.95



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