Hoping someone can offer me some advice and ideas. I'm currently music coordinator for a medium sized primary school. The majority of our children are muslim and we have quite a few reluctant singers! Every monday afternoon we have half hour singing sessions in our phases (FS, KS1, y3/4 and y5/6) I know a lot of the staff don't enjoy this and I want to give them some ideas on how to make singing more enjoyable. Most of the time songs are chosen to try and fit in with the phase's main topic if we can find songs to fit with the topics. This seems to work well. However, I sat in on each phase last week and realised that although the learning of the topic songs is fine, the start of the sessions could do with some improvement to really engage the kids. One of my colleagues did a great warm up by getting the y1/2 to sing nursery rhymes but used hand signals to make them change volume. I thought this could also work with changing tempo or duration of notes too. However, I'm looking for some interesting warm up activities that will get the children engaged. I've had a look on sing up and the warm ups on there that I like, I've already used with my y5/6s and want something fresh! Does anyone have any ideas? Looking to give advice to colleagues on each phase so if you have examples for particular phases I'd love to hear them. Thanks! Oh and if anyone knows of any songs about the rainforest I'd love to know as it's our topic and I've looked in all the books at work and sing up but can't find anything!