Singing Leaders leading songs in the playground

The wonderful Singing Leaders visited the KS1 playground again today to share some new songs with the children there. They had lots of fun singing and trying out different actions. Take a look at what they did!

Year 6 Singing at the Cathedral

Year 6 were chosen to contribute two songs to the Diocesan Leavers’ Service at Southwark Cathedral on Friday 22nd of June. They gave very musical, expressive performances of ‘Believe’ by Lin Marsh and ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ by R Kelly. They received many compliments on the quality of their singing, in particular the harmonies – so well done Year 6!

Singing Leaders

The Singing Leaders have been doing a fantastic job at spreading singing around the school. They’ve recently visited Year 1 and Reception to lead singing. All the children enjoyed taking part and learning new songs with some very fun actions. Take a look at the video to see how well they did!

Singing Leaders teaching a song to Class 1

They’re due to make their next appearance in the KS1 playground this Thursday lunchtime to teach and lead some great playground songs and singing games. Be ready with your singing voices KS1!

For those of you who enjoyed the singing you’ve done already with the Singing Leaders, here are the lyrics to some of the songs they taught you. So now you can share them at home too!

Go Bananas

(Remember to add all the appropriate actions!!)

Bananas of the world unite!  (Raise hands and clap above head)

Pick bananas; pick, pick bananas

Peel bananas; peel, peel bananas

Chop bananas; chop, chop bananas

Mash bananas; mash, mash bananas

Blend bananas; blend, blend bananas

Pour bananas; pour, pour bananas

Drink bananas; drink, drink bananas

GO bananas; go, go bananas!

Bananas of the world unite!

Kye Kye Kule

(Leader) Kye kye kule

(All) Kye kye kule

(Leader) Kye kye kofinsa

(All) Kye kye kofinsa

(Leader) Kofinsa langa

(All) Kofinsa langa

(Leader) Kaka shi langa

(All) Kaka shi langa

(Leader) Kum adende

(All) Kum adende

(All) Kum adende. Hey!


Olympic Diocesan Music Festival

The choir will be performing in Southwark Cathedral as part of the Diocesan Olympic Music Festival on Wednesday 23rd May. Many schools from the diocese are taking part, singing songs inspired by Olympic themes. The choir will be performing two songs on their own – Build It High and World’s Greatest – and another two songs with the other schools – Come on and Celebrate and Believe. It should be an exciting, inspirational event and I’m sure our choir will shine!

As a reminder to the choir, here are the words to the songs…

World’s Greatest

I am a mountain, I am a tall tree.
Oh, I am an eagle, sweeping the country.
I am a river, down in the valley.
Oh, I am a vision and I can see clearly.

If anybody asks you who I am, just stand up tall,
look ‘em in the face and say:

I’m that star up in the sky, I’m that mountain peak up high.
Hey, I made it, I’m the world’s greatest.
I’m that little bit of hope when my back’s against the ropes,
I can feel it, I’m the world’s greatest.

I am a giant, I am an eagle.
Oh, I am a lion, down in the jungle.
I am a marching band, I am the people.
Oh, I am a helping hand, I am a hero.

If anybody asks you who I am, just stand up tall,
look ‘em in the face and say:


 In the ring of life I rain love
And the world will notice a King.
Where there is darkness I shine a light.
And views of success reflect in me, me.


Build It High

We’ve got a problem

We can work it out

Let’s get together

That’s what it’s all about.


Got to build it, build it high.

Got to build it, build it high.




Don’t give in because you fail your first attempt.

Don’t start shouting what’s the point in argument.

Let’s stand united, take the challenge in our stride.

Just remember that we’re on the same side.


We’ve got a problem….x2


Don’t start blaming someone else when things go wrong.

That’s wasting precious time and we don’t have too long.

No use in panic when the situation’s grim,

Trust in teamwork, and let the game begin.

We’ve got a problem….


Build it high,

Build it high,

Build it high.


When I look up to the stars,
There’s a burning deep inside me
And I feel a power growing in my soul.
There is something I can sense,
Deep within a dream to guide me,
And I know that I am reaching for my goal


I can do anything at all,
I can climb the highest mountain,
I can feel the ocean calling wild and free.
I can be anything I want,
With this hope to drive me onward,
If I can just believe in me.


When the skies are dark and grey,
We still know the sun is shining:
Though it’s out of sight, its light is glowing still.
And as long as I believe,
There is nothing I can’t wish for;
Not a dream that I’m unable to fulfill.

And whatever it takes I’ll find it somehow;
Whatever it needs I’ll show I’m strong.
Whatever it takes I’ll make it happen:
Finding out where I belong.

While the world is spinning round,
I can sometimes lose direction
And I know how hard it is to find my way.
But with friends around to care,
There is nothing I can’t handle,
And I’ll face the future treasuring each day.

Here’s the link that some of you asked for to the ‘Believe’ track. Enjoy practising!


By Mrs Morrow

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