Harmony in the Classroom – Follow-up


I just wanted to thank all those teachers that have attended the Oxford Seminars in Tarragona, Girona, Barcelona, Logroño, Oviedo, Málaga, Toledo, Ciudad Real, Madrid, Valladolid, Zaragoza, Badajoz, Sevilla, Alicante, Murcia, Valencia, Baleares, Bilbao or the upcoming seminars in Vigo, Coruña and Ourense.

I had a request for my English class lyrics for Gangnam Style. Here they are:

Play a game.  Sing a song or listen to a story.

Remember to say ‘please’ and ‘thankyou’.

Don’t say ‘What?’ it’s ‘Sorry?’

Come on everyone.  Listen and look.

Bring your pencil and your pen.

Don’t forget your book!

This is English time!  Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!

This is English time!

Some of you also asked for websites for science songs.

Do a search of ‘Singing to learn Science’ and you can download the Word document directly to your computer.

The link is:


Even if they aren’t exactly what you are looking for, you can adapt the words to fit your content but someone else has found the traditional tune and started the work for you!

For a lovely song about the planets with lots of information:


There are also some fun songs on:


The children find The Hurricane Song fun.

 You now have to pay for Have Fun Teaching songs,


The good thing is that on Amazon, you can buy the individual songs you need.

You can find the Five Senses song we did at the seminar in:

Reilly, V. (2013), Big Surprise 2, Oxford University Press

I also promised teachers that I would put up the website where I get ideas for actions we do to songs.


Type in a word and the man will sign that word for you.  It may not always be exactly the action you’re looking for, but it helps.

As I said to those of you, ‘salad’ is very destinctive and obviously not ‘eat’, ‘soup’ or ‘cereal’.


Finally, if you want more ideas and read a little more into using music in the classroom, go to:



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    Imma said,

    Infinite thanks!!!

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    Imma said,

    Lovely links and ideas. THANK YOU. What about the Happy Halloween song we sang in Valencia? I loved it, and now I’m preparing the Halloween lesson plans and I have decided to use that fabulous resource. I thought it would be easier to find it on the internet but…not at all!!! Any links to it? THANK YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN!

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