Creating a Cool4School Assignment

Steps to help create an assignment for a Cool4School activity to your students

Use the steps in this template to copy and paste, using the parts of the steps as you wish to your own assignment platform.

Each can be used via email, Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams or other platforms that your school use to set assignments to pupils.

STEP 1
HOW STUDENTS LOG IN AND RETURN TO YOUR ASSIGNMENT

Children must login at cool4school.org.uk and then return to the teachers assignment notes.

Username : An email address for students supplied by Cool4Scool to the teacher
Password : A password for students supplied by Cool4Scool to the teacher

STEP 2
HOW TO LEARN SONG AND MOVES

These short videos are an essential introduction for pupils to understand how to learn a Cool4School song.
Select and copy from these links and paste to your platform.

ALL CHILDREN

How to Learn Songs in 6 parts - ALL PARTS
Part 1 Listen to Whole Song 
Part 2 Song Breakdown
Part 3 Instrumental Breakdown
Part 4 Whole Song with Vocals
Part 5 Whole Song Instrumental 
Part 6 Learn Moves to a Song


How to Learn Songs in 2 parts - ALL PARTS
Part 1-5 Learn the Whole Song
Part 6 Learn Moves to a Song

YOUNGER CHILDREN

How to Learn Songs - Younger Children
Learn the Whole Song and Moves

STEP 3
LINK TO THE SONG

Choose a song for your task by copying a link below. See song/activity links. 
E.G ANIMALS SONG

STEP 4
LINKS TO OTHER ACTIVITIES

You may already have your own, but we have suggested activities to work with a song.
Select from the song/activity links below.


SONGS / ACTIVITY LINKS
YOU CAN USE THE LINKS BELOW TO INCLUDE IN YOUR ASSIGNMENT

SONG - ANIMALS
https://cool4school.org.uk/our-music/tracks/animals.aspx

Activities ideas
  • Draw a picture of all or one of the animals in the song. 
  • A snake, a monkey, an elephant, a peacock, a lion and hyena.  
  • Write down 3 facts about each animal. 
  • Where does it come from? 
  • What makes the animal or creature special? 
  • Which animal is your favourite and why!
Useful Links
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zn22pv4
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/quizzes/which-big-cat-are-you



SONG - GOOD TIMES
https://cool4school.org.uk/our-music/tracks/good%20times.aspx

Activities ideas and Useful Links
BBC  - Culture Club - Jamaica
https://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/schools/4_11/cultureclub/downloads/printouts/Jamaica-lesson-plan.pdf  

BBC Bitesize - Reggae Music
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/z3q47p3/revision/10 



SONG - IT MATTERS
https://cool4school.org.uk/our-music/tracks/it%20matters.aspx

Activities ideas
Things for your students to make.
  • Recycled Robots
  • Recycle jam jars
  • Make a wind turbine
  • Make a leaf collage
  • Outdoor scavage hunt 
https://www.highspeedtraining.co.uk/hub/environmental-awareness-for-kids/ 

Useful Links
BBC Bitesize. Humans & The Environment. Renewables.  
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zp22pv4 

Challenges and activities parents can do with their kids.
https://www.naturespath.com/en-us/blog/20-activities-kids-learn-sustainability/ 



SONG - GHOSTS
https://cool4school.org.uk/our-music/tracks/ghosts.aspx

Activities ideas
  • Music terms
  • Texture
  • Reverb/Echo
https://cool4school.org.uk/information/knowledge-base/soundbites-textures.aspx 

Where else could you hear reverb?
Answer: In a tunnel, or concrete room with a high ceiling. A room with stone walls. 
  • Try playing your instrument in the bathroom. 
  • If you do not have an instrument, find a house item like a glass and use a pencil to tap it. 
  • Try adding water to a few glasses so you get different notes. 
  • Make up a rhythm and tune. 
  • Explore using your own textures in the song. 
  • Use different types of instruments for the sounds in the song. 

Useful Links
BBC Bitesize - What is texture?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcbkcj6/articles/z9ffng8 



SONG - THE RHYTHM INSIDE
https://cool4school.org.uk/our-music/tracks/the%20rhythm%20inside.aspx 

Activities ideas and Useful Links

Explore rhythm and cover curriculum areas. 

BBC Bitesize - What is Rhythm & Pulse? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcbkcj6/articles/z2mqw6f 

Ideas: Rhythm Games - Have a go at the rhythm warm up games in Cool4School. 



SONG - THE MAGIC OF BOOKS
https://cool4school.org.uk/our-music/tracks/the%20magic%20of%20books.aspx 

Activities ideas and Useful Links
Some challenges include:
Imagine you find a treasure map hidden in an old dusty book that belongs to your grandmother.
  • What do you think would be on the map? 
  • What would you do with it?
  • Choose one of your favourite books. 
  • Create a scavenger hunt of words and pictures from the book for your friends to find.
  • Imagine you are a pirate. 
  • Your treasure is your favourite book. 
  • Create a hiding place for your treasure. 
  • Draw a treasure map for your pirate friends to follow.

Write Your Own Picture Book:
Even young elementary students have plenty of creativity and stories to tell.
By stapling together pieces of blank paper, this activity for elementary students shows students how to make and illustrate their own “mini-books.”

Imagine the desk is your ship and the floor is the ocean.
Create a pulley to lift your treasure out of the ocean and onto your ship.



SONG - I FEEL FREE
https://cool4school.org.uk/our-music/tracks/i%20feel%20free.aspx

Activities ideas and Useful Links
Bitesize Black History
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/curations/black-history-month 




SONG - RAIN DANCE
https://cool4school.org.uk/our-music/tracks/rain%20dance.aspx 

Activities ideas and Useful Links
Ideas: Make your own percussion
  • Rainsticks
  • Maracas
  • Drums
This website shows how to make 52 different homemade instruments.
https://feltmagnet.com/crafts/Music-Instruments-for-Kids-to-Make  
Play rhythms along with the song.




SONG - SPACE
https://cool4school.org.uk/our-music/tracks/space.aspx 

Activities ideas and Useful Links
Make a spaceship from materials from home. (Paper, toilet roll)
https://youtu.be/Dr3KT2Wuenc 
  • Draw a scene from space and decorate with sprinkles for stars. 
  • Write about space. 
Important facts about space 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkbbkqt
https://www.spacekids.co.uk/learn/ 

Explore the planets
https://theplanets.org/space-facts/ 




SONG - THE BEAT OF THE DRUM
https://cool4school.org.uk/our-music/tracks/the%20beat%20of%20the%20drum.aspx 

Activities ideas and Useful Links
Ideas: Make your own percussion
  • Rainsticks
  • Maracas
  • Drums, 
Play rhythms along with the song

This website shows how to make 52 different homemade instruments.
https://feltmagnet.com/crafts/Music-Instruments-for-Kids-to-Make  

Idea: Explore rhythm and cover curriculum areas. 

BBC Bitesize - What is Rhythm & Pulse?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcbkcj6/articles/z2mqw6f 

Ideas: Rhythm Games - Have a go at the rhythm warm up games in Cool4School. 




SONG - PIRATES
https://cool4school.org.uk/our-music/tracks/pirates%20full.aspx 

Activities ideas and Useful Links
  • Make Pirate Stuff
  • How to make a Hat or Mask 
Here are resources here about famous pirates, pirate flags, pirate ships, what pirates ate and drank, piratey words and much, much more! There’s even a chance to design your own pirate flag.
https://www.sparklebox.co.uk/topic/fantasy/pirates.html 




SONG - ANGEL
https://cool4school.org.uk/our-music/tracks/angel.aspx 

Activities ideas and Useful Links
Melody - A song to explore the use of melody.
Learn for Xmas or a celebration.




SONG - WHO I AM
https://cool4school.org.uk/our-music/tracks/who%20i%20am.aspx 



SONG - WELCOME TO OUR SCHOOL
https://cool4school.org.uk/our-music/tracks/welcome%20to%20our%20school.aspx 



SONG - CATCH IT
https://cool4school.org.uk/our-music/tracks/catch%20it.aspx 

Activities ideas and Useful Links
Get all of the year group who are leaving the school to learn and sing together!!



SONG - IT ALL COMES DOWN TO YOU
https://cool4school.org.uk/our-music/tracks/it%20all%20comes%20down%20full.aspx 

Activities ideas and Useful Links
Get all of the year group who are leaving the school to learn and sing together!!
A Well-being song. 




SONG - ROOTS
https://cool4school.org.uk/our-music/tracks/roots.aspx 

Activities ideas and Useful Links
Science: Bitesize Looks at the roots of the tree. Baobab Tree. 
https://www.softschools.com/facts/plants/baobab_facts/1097/ 
https://africageographic.com/blog/9-fascinating-baobab-tree-facts/ 

English - Why relate it to a song? 
Explore Africa. Gospel Music
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/z3q47p3/revision/6 




DANCE and SONG - THAT’S JUST LIFE
https://cool4school.org.uk/our-music/tracks/that's%20just%20life.aspx 



DANCE - WANNA DANCE
https://cool4school.org.uk/our-music/tracks/wanna%20dance.aspx 



SONG - DREAMTIME
https://cool4school.org.uk/our-music/tracks/dreamtime.aspx 

Activities ideas and Useful Links 
Book week and activities.
BBC Programmes
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/zbpyLd7T35C9B3GlYmTRLd/tiddalik-the-frog-1-tiddalik-the-frog-was-thirsty-thirsty 







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