KS1 Infant Song Project

This project gives performance opportunities in school for students in reception, Y1 or Y2 to sing and dance, usually with dressing up theme to follow. Past project themes have included: The wild west, mini beasts, seaside, circus, down in the woods, around the world and sport.

The songs are interspersed with quizzes, dance/movement, warm ups, and instrumental opportunities and groups attending typically range from 150 to 350 children at a time.

Where and when are the projects?

  • Projects can take place at any time of year, starting from Easter – July
  • Schools in a local cluster group meet up in a designated host school from 10.00am – 11.30am, which includes a break time with refreshments from 11.00am
  • Schools sometimes perform the songs in their own school inviting parents in the afternoon, but unfortunately due to space constraints there is no allowance for a larger audience

How do children learn the songs?

  • A singing leader will deliver three sessions at your school acting as CPD for school teachers
  • Hard and electronic copies of the song words are given to schools at the free INSET evening, along with a CD of the songs
  • Images and all the words of the songs are displayed on a screen on the day

Do the children have to dress up?

  • Dressing up is an essential part of the project. Children love dressing up and engage more fully when they are part of the fun
  • Costume guidance is given to make it simple and easy for schools and parents to supply costumes
  • In addition to the songs there are also spontaneous dances and activities linked to the chosen theme

Costs and other details

  • 1-33 pupils – £80
  • 33-66 pupils – £100
  • Schools will be responsible for their own safeguarding and travel arrangements to and from the host school, but many schools are able to walk to the venue
  • Schools receive a certificate of attendance and are also given the opportunity to write and draw about their favourite part of the festival in a student feedback form