Y6 Music Lesson - Term 6 Week 3 - 15.06.20

COMPOSE your own lyrics

Living in Lockdown can be our topic.

Just like the soldiers in WW1 we can compose our own lyrics about the time that we are having.

We're going to compose lyrics to fit with the backing track of 'It's a long way to Tipperary'

START by listening to the lyrics and patting the pulse and counting the beats for each line.

How many can you count?

NOTE - we are not counting the syllables of the words, we are counting how many beats in each line until the next line starts.

Have a go.

It's a long way to Tipperary

It's a long way to go

It's a long way to Tipperary

To the sweetest girl I know

Goodbye to Picadilly

Farewell Leicester Square

It's a long, long way to Tipperary

And my hearts right there.

It's 8 beats per line.


Use the worksheet (below) to create a mind-map of all the things you think to would be good to include in your lockdown song.

Put your ideas in the top ideas box.

Find some words that rhyme that might fit with theme you are writing about.

Think of some really interesting and different vocabulary to describe:

  • how living through the Covid 19 pandemic has made you feel

  • how the lockdown in London has affected communities (either positive or negative)

  • the good things that have come out of staying at home

  • something you’ll want to never forget about this unusual time we are living through

  • people or communities that have inspired you

  • What or who has helped you through this difficult time?

If you have a printer at home you can download the PDF sheet below to work on.

Otherwise just get a sheet of paper and write your own.

Download PDF • 77KB

FIT the words to 8 counts.

To help you do this try and sing your lyrics to fit with the tune.

RECORD your new song and send it to me on either the school WhatsApp group or info@johanna.org and put in the Subject box - For Lou

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