Jane Newberry's A Sackful Of Christmas is a valuable and enjoyable Christmas resource for both teachers and parents of young children. The magical story of Christmas is beautifully captured here in pictures and carols, both old and new. Adults and children alike will be inspired whether at school, nursery or at home! Includes a special Nativity section.
This how-to-do-it resource, with forward by John Rutter, provides lovely arrangements, beautiful original songs and masses of info and suggestions for everything you need to create a simple and moving Nativity play which captures the imagination of young children and adults alike.
Jane Newberry, a consummate professional, highly-respected as a teacher, author, composer and musician, has cleverly created 'A Sackful of Christmas' to enable very young children to learn songs orally, thus eliminating the need for lengthy and time-consuming rehearsals, which is a real boon to already over-taxed teachers/leaders in school and community settings. It's a beautifully illustrated book for parents, too who wish to share this special season with their children at home.
In addition to all this, the resource provides valuable learning opportunities for geography, history, map-making, iconic religious art and music lessons in tempo, pitch and tone.
It includes a CD of all the music and I can't recommend it enough. I think every school and community centre in the land should own a copy!
A+ Mrs Newberry. Thank you! Anonymous
- (Liskeard, United Kingdom)