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Favourite Songs from Stanford Infants


Here are a selection of our favourite warm up songs that we enjoy in singing assembly.

Mr Double Trouble by Peter Fardell

This song is very easy to pick up but we all get mixed up on the third line from each verse so here are the tricky lines to help you out;

1…..Gets one nail and drops it in the glue…..

2…..Snaps two hinges trying to mend a door….

3…..Hits three fingers- now he’s in a fix…..

4…..Bends four screws when hanging up a gate ….

5…..Breaks five pencils, hasn’t got a pen……

6…..Makes six holes when putting up a shelf….

Dr Knickerbocker  -Traditional

This song is again very easy to pick up but we all get mixed up with the order of the actions so here is the list to help you;

Verse 1- hands only

Verse 2- feet, then hands.

Verse 3- hips, feet then hands.

Verse 4-lips, hips, feet then hands.

Verse 5-head, lips, hips, feet then hands.

The Mountain Song  by Sue Nicholls

This song teaches the children about different note lengths. It starts with long 4 beat notes , then uses shorter and shorter notes for each verse and then uses longer ones again as the mountaineer comes back down.

Here are the first lines of each verse as we sometimes get muddled up with these;

  1. Now first you gaze……….. at the mountain…..
  2. And then you climb…..climb…..up the mountain……
  3. And then you walk, walk, walk, walk round the mountain….
  4. And then you run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run down the mountain….
  5. And then you wave, wave, wave, wave at the cameras……..
  6. And then you shake…hands… with the people…..
  7. And then you dream…………of the mountain……

The Penguin Song– Traditional

This song is another favourite.

Here are the words to help you join in ;

Have you ever had a penguin come to tea?

Take a look at me a penguin you will see.

Penguins Attention, (Stand to attention)

Penguins Begin ! (Salute and be ready for action)

  1. Right Arm                       ( Slap right arm on leg)
  2. Left Arm                          (Slap left arm on leg)
  3. Right Leg                          (Lift right leg)
  4. Left Leg                             (Lift Left leg)
  5. Nod your head              (Nod head) 
  6. Stick out your tongue (Stick out tongue!)
  7. Sit Down 

Here is an American version of our song…..it is slightly different but still fun!

Teddy Bear Rock ‘n’ Roll  by Lin Marsh

We all love this song at school !

The words are the same for each verse but the Teddy is in a different mood for each one.

1.Teddy’s feeling sad today,

Gotta chase those blues away,

Listen while we sing a song , soon you’ll want to jive along,

This will bring a smile to you and me…..


Shake those paws little teddy bear,

Shimmy, shimmy, shimmy like you just don’t care,

Take those feet dancing everywhere and let’s Rock !!

Twist and turn give a jump or two,

Wriggle ,wriggle wriggle till your fur turns blue,

Take my hand till the music’s through and let’s Roll !

2. Teddy’s feeling tired today …….      

3. Teddy’s feeling CROSS today…..  




Back In School Again

We always start the year singing this lovely song, celebrating being back with all our friends.

We’re here, starting the year,

everybody back from their holiday.

New term, plenty to learn, everyone together again. (x2)


                 Back in school again, meeting all our friends,

                 Here with all of our teachers.

                 Everyone of us makes a difference, let’s do the BEST that                       we can !

(Repeat Chorus)

Here are the Year 2 Children singing the song (Sept 2020)

Conkers !

We enjoy singing this song in October and the children love to bring the conkers that they have collected into the hall for singing assembly !


Conkers! I’m collecting conkers,

I’m trying hard to find the BIGGEST and the BEST !

Conkers, lots of lovely conkers,

I WANT a conker that is BETTER than the rest !  (Repeat)


Under the chestnut tree, there waits for me,

A sight so marvellous to behold,

Amidst the autumn leaves, it gleams at me,

A conker, beautiful and bold!

(Repeat Chorus)


Cauliflowers Fluffy


Verse 1

Cauliflowers fluffy and cabbages green,

Strawberries sweeter than any I’ve seen,

Beetroot purple and onions white, all grow steadily day and night.


The apples are ripe, the plums are red,

Broad beans are sleeping in their blankety bed.

Verse 2

Blackberries juicy and rhubarb sour,

Marrows fattening hour by hour,

Goosberries hairy and lettuces fat,

Radishes round and runner beans flat.

Chorus The apples are ripe…….

Here are the Year 2 children singing Cauliflower’s Fluffy (Oct 2020);

Harvest Rock and Roll

By Sheila Wilson

This is an all time favourite here at Stanford Infants !


Clap you hands together for harvest time,

Everybody come and stand in line,

Put your best foot forward and dig the earth,

Time to do some weeding for all your worth.

Scatter all the seeds then take a rest,

Pray that with good weather we’ll be blessed,

And then with your heart and soul- we’ll do the Harvest Rock and Roll !


Oo yeah, harvest rock and roll,  (x3)

And now with your heart and soul,

We’ll do the Harvest Rock and Roll !


Every Colour Under The Sun

We sing this song here at Stanford Infants during “Anti Bullying Week” . It teaches us that everyone is different  and everyone is important.

Verse 1;

My hair’s black and your hair’s yellow, my eyes are brown and yours are blue,

There’s no one on earth that’s quite like me and no-one that’s quite like you.


And if you want to paint a picture of everyone,

you need every colour under the sun, (repeat)

Verse 2;

I’m quite old and you’re much younger, I’m very big and you’re still small,

There’s room on the earth for you and me, there’s plenty of room for all.

Chorus;     And if you want ….

Verse 3;

I like snow and you like sunshine, I like the winter , you like spring.

There’s plenty of both for you and me, there’s plenty of everything.

Chorus;    And if you want ….



It’s a Beautiful Day in Springtime

We love to sing this song as soon as the weather starts getting warmer and we see the daffodils . Here are the words;

It’s a beautiful day in springtime,

It’s a whistle a tune and sing time,

It’s a breezy green grass and yellow dancing day !

It’s a wonderful feeling,

Blossom and buds in springtime,

It’s a change around all things new time,

It’s a happy, hoppy, healthy springtime day !

I Have a Song to Sing

This is a new song for us at Stanford Infants . I thought it would be lovely to learn it together in our Zoom sessions as it is a song of unity and coming together, building momentum along the way. Sincere, uplifting and great for remembering that there’s hope in our song.


Just Sing !

This is a lovely song encouraging us all to sing whatever we are doing ! Just keep singing !

Which is which??

Lovely Summer’s Day

We always sing this song when we feel that Summer is definitely here !

1. Say ‘hello’ to summer, wave goodbye to spring,

   Take a look at what the season brings.

            CHORUS- There’s so much that I can say , on this lovely summer’s day.

2. Smell the lovely roses, feel the beaming sun,

    Listen to the blackbird sing its song.


3. Bumble bees are busy, buzzing as they go,

    Butterflies are flitting to and fro.


4. Skies are blue and silent, aeroplanes fly high,

    Making chalky lines across the sky


5.  Say ‘hello’ to summer, wave goodbye to Spring ,

     Take a look at what the season brings.

           CHORUS x2 ……….

1, 2,3  Good To Be Me 

This song keeps us positive here at Stanford Infants !

1, 2, 3  Good to be me, 1, 2, 3

1, 2, 3  Good to be me, 1, 2, 3

1, 2, 3 It’s Good to be me and I want the world to know it’s good to be me.

1, 2 ,3 It’s Good to be me and I want the world to know it’s good to be me. 

    I’m a special person and there’s only one of me,

   And no-one else is prouder of the person that is me ! 

Three Little Birds

by Bob Marley 

Don’t worry about a thing with this feel-good reggae classic!


Don’t worry
About a thing,
’Cos ev’ry little thing
’Sgonna be alright.

Singin’ don’t worry
About a thing
’Cos ev’ry little thing
’Sgonna be alright.


Rise up this morning,
Smile with the rising sun,
Three little birds pitch by my doorstep
Singin’ sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Singin’, ‘This is my message to you.’

Repeat – Chorus, Verse, Chorus

Here’s a funny version with the Makaton hand signs for you to copy.

Five Bananas In a Banana Tree

We always sing this song at the end of term as a treat . We imagine that we are on a tropical island eating bananas , but the cheeky monkeys keep getting to them before us !

We have to work out how to share out the bananas fairly between two people, so this song helps with our Maths too.

Here are the words;

5 bananas on a banana tree,

3 for you and 2 for me,

Come and let us eat them down by the sea,

Five bananas on a banana tree . 

4 bananas…..

3 bananas…..

2 bananas….

1 banana….