NYCOS Wee Sing

Wee Summer Sing

1 June–3 July 2020

 

Wee Summer Sing is a completely free project for children aged 5–8.

Every Monday to Thursday from 1 June–3 July we will post a song or rhyme with an accompanying game. On Friday of each week, we will have a live session where we will sing all our favourites together.

Over the course of the project the children will learn new songs, develop musical skills and gain confidence.

This is a Youth Music Initiative funded project from NYCOS, Scotland’s youth singing organisation.


Week Five, Birds

29 June–3 July 2020

Eilidh Mackenzie was our final presenter and taught us birdsongs in Scottish Gaelic.

This week of Wee Summer Sing was delivered in partnership with Fèisean nan Gàidheal

Week Five Presenter, Eilidh Mackenzie
Monday - A’ Chearc

Today Eilidh teaches us a song about a hen. All you need is your hot potato hands and best hen-pecking voice.

Tuesday - An coileachan

Eilidh has an action song for us today. In ‘An coileachan’ we learn how to tell a little cockerel to go to sleep.

Wednesday - An Eala air Loch Chaluim Chille

You’ll need a small bouncy ball for today's activity. This song is about a swan on Columba’s Loch.

Thursday - A’ Chuthag

Gug-gùg/Cuk-oo. Can you guess what kind of bird we’re singing about in today’s song?

Friday - Live Session 5

On Friday 3 July when we sang our favourite birdsongs together.

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Week Four, Sea

22–26 June 2020

John Thomson was the fourth presenter for Wee Summer Sing and taught us lots songs about the sea.

Week Four Presenter, John Thomson
Monday - Down by the Ocean

Today John teaches us a fun action song. Don't forget to use your shocked expression!

Watch the British Sign Language version of this video.

Tuesday - Swing Me Over the Water

John's second sea song has three ball games. Can you catch the ball on each challenge?

Watch the British Sign Language version of this video.

Wednesday - Charlie Over the Ocean

You’ll need two cups that can stack one on top of the other and six markers such as pebbles or buttons.

Watch the British Sign Language version of this video.

Thursday - Sailor on the Sea

John has a guessing game for us today. If we sing this song with him and Oran, then he’ll give us a clue as to what’s in his mystery box.

Friday - Live Session 4

On Friday 26 June we sang our favourite sea songs together.

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Week Three, Weather

15–19 June 2020

Daniela Hathaway was our third presenter for Wee Summer Sing and she chose the weather as her theme for the week.

Week Two Presenter, Aimee Toshney
Monday - Oh Mr Sun

Today we have a ball game with a song about the sun, full of energy and fun!

Watch the British Sign Language version of this video.

Tuesday – Who Has Seen the Wind?

This is a beautiful melody along with actions to learn. You can add some weather effects to this with scarves or hankies.

Watch the British Sign Language version of this video.

Wednesday - The North Wind

Today Daniele teaches us a song about snow. You'll need two cups for this game.

Watch the British Sign Language version of this video.

Thursday - Doctor Foster

This is the last of our weather songs for the week. For this game you'll need two drumsticks, wooden spoons, pencils or chopsticks.

Watch the British Sign Language version of this video.

Friday - Live Session 3

At at 11am on Friday 19 June we sang our favourite weather songs together.

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Week Two, Travel and Transport

8–12 June 2020

Aimee Toshney was our second presenter for Wee Summer Sing and she chose travel and transport as her topic for the week.

Week Two Presenter, Aimee Toshney
Monday - Old Brass Wagon

Today Aimee teaches you a song about an old brass wagon with lots of different actions to enjoy.

Watch the British Sign Language version of this video.

Tuesday - Clickety Clack

Aimee's second song is about trains. You'll need two pencils or sticks you can tap together for this game.

Watch the British Sign Language version of this video.

Wednesday - My Aunt Came Back

Today we're singing about holiday souvenirs from all over the world with lots of fun and silly actions!

Watch the British Sign Language version of this video.

Thursday - Dic-dictation

This is the last of our travel and transport songs for the week. Today we’re going to the bus station with an action and memory game.

Friday - Live Session 2

On Friday 12 June we sang our favourite travel and transport songs together.

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Week One, Animals

1–5 June 2020

Karen Clark was our first presenter for Wee Summer Sing and she chose animals as her topic for the week.

Week One Presenter, Karen Clark
Monday - I Have a Dog

Today Karen teaches you a song about her favourite animal using body percussion.

Watch the British Sign Language version of this video.

Tuesday - Chicken on a Fence Post

You will need a ball or a small toy to play this game. You can put your own name into the song at the end!

Wednesday - Alice the Camel

If you have some plastic cups to use for this game that's perfect, but don't worry if not. How many humps does Alice the Camel have - can you guess?

Watch the British Sign Language version of this video.

Thursday - Chickamey, Chickamey Craney Crow

This is the last of our animal songs for the week. What time will it be tapped on the sticks? Join in and find out.

Friday - Live Session 1

On Friday 5 June we sang our favourite animal songs together.

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