Songs in the Key of Linham explores spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development for Key Stage 2 pupils through upbeat popular music in a variety of styles.
Created by composer Andrew Linham for Ardleigh Green Junior School, these eight songs represent a larger body of work which look at the challenges that children face and positive ways of making the world a better place.
Every day at school should be an adventure of new learning, critical thinking and friendship through unity. The bouncy pop tone is ready for any and every dance move you can throw at it!
A vision for the future. The aspirational message of self belief encourages each of us that if we work hard we can achieve anything, echoed in the catchy chorus of ‘Dream Big, Not Small’.
Inspired by a discussion about respect, the bluesy swing of this song celebrates our differences and teaches empathy and understanding (particularly towards badly mimed guitar solos!).
Teaching us to be resilient, ready to be our best selves and to adapt to the world around us through some heavy boogie boogie and a little rock and roll. Created in conjunction with Hacton Primary School and their Worldly Wise project.
A challenge for us all to take collective social responsibility. A call to citizens of the world through punchy 1980s synthesizers and some cheesy rapping.
How can we be the change we want to see? With a hint of latin and afro cuban, this groovy tune full of vocal riffing will have pupils and parents alike dancing in the aisles!
Full of chugging guitars and honking saxophones this is a reminder that we each have the potential to be a hero (capes not included).
This gospel infused celebration of what makes each of us unique preaches unity and equality inspired by Rochelle Humes’ latest book The Mega Magic Hair Swop. Better dig out your tambourine!
Below you can listen to 'School Is An Adventure', a great example of the joy and spirit of this collection of songs.