The Russell School

Year 2 Spring Concert

Year 2 have recorded 3 fabulous songs

London's Burning was an obvious choice for year 2, as they have been learning about the Great Fire of London at school this term.  In the first verse they sing the traditional words together.  Their 2nd verse was completely written by them, they made up all the words based on what they have learned in class about the fire. 

Wood is burning, Wood is burning

Find the firehooks and leather buckets

Blow up the houses, blow up the houses

Run away, run away!

 Finally the 3rd verse has the children singing a round and holding their own parts brilliantly.


Their next song, Make That Sound, shows off the brilliant instrumental skills of year 2.  Already we have cornet players, cello, violin and recorder players.  In addition many of the children used recycled materials to make their own instruments forming maracas, guitars and drums and captured the beat perfectly whilst playing and singing along to this jazz piece describing the sound of their instruments (shake, pluck, bang, blow, bow and play).

Year 2 were also lucky enough to have the opportunity to try the cello (sanitised of course) and hear its beautiful sound demonstrated by our cello teacher this term.  If your child would like to have cello lessons with Sian click here. Musical Instrument Tuition (Music menu tab)

Year 2's final song was the infamous, We Went to the Animal Fair.  This song is not only challenging due to its fast speed, meaning the words are really quick to fit into the notes, but also year 2 sang this song in 2 parts brilliantly.  The hardest bit was making sure we all stopped at the same time.