Songwriting Fun at Knights Templar First School!

Halsway Manor’s Learning Manager Rachel Dawick has been spending time at Knights Templar First School this week, leading songwriting workshops with the children.

Knights Templar School Year 2 wrote two songs, including one entitled ‘Watchet Town’. Rachel said “after spending the first part of the session talking about how music works and getting some ideas together, 6 years olds wrote this song in about 25 mins with me! The only thing I put in was the ‘seven seas’ in the lyric rather than ‘seas’, but they had heard of it as they had just had a session on sea shanties…. they are so incredible!

You can listen to some of the songs here:

‘Watchet Town’ – Knights Templar Year 2

Lyrics:

My name is Lucas
I live in Watchet
We have a lighthouse
It’s a busy town

In the centre
of our town
Is a statue
His name is Yankee Jack

The sea is shining it feels like silk
It’s a very light blue
The sea is shining it looks like glass
And there’s a load of lovely fishes too

He lived in the
Olden days
And he sailed across
The seven seas x 2

The sea is shining it feels like silk
It’s a very light blue
The sea is shining it looks like glass
And there’s loads of lovely fishes too

‘Yankee Jack’ – Knights Templar Year 1

Lyrics:

Yankee Jack is sitting on a stool
Yankee Jack was a sailor
Yankee Jack was sailing in a boat
Yankee Jack went to some dangerous places

Watchet Town is a good place
Watchet Town makes me happy
Watchet Town is a safe place
I feel proud to live in Watchet Town.

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