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Harvest song exchange!

Discussion in 'Primary' started by butterfly16, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. Here's the idea - we all help each other out by putting a harvest song on this thread.

    My contribution is
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/autumnwatch/themesong/
    This went down really well with my class last year.
    Please add your ideas (I can't do 'Cauliflowers Fluffy'!)



     
  2. Please help! I haven't got any ideas! [​IMG]
     




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    <font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>Here's one to the tune of 'Here we go round the mulberry bush':

    Here's what we do at harvest time, at harvest time, at harvest time,
    Here's what we do at harvest time,
    At harvest time in the autumn.

    Cut all the corn at harvest time....
    Dig up potatoes.....
    Share out our fruit......
    Pick all the apples.....
    Gather the blackberries.....(Sung to "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star")

    Pick the corn and pick the beans;
    Pick the squash and other greens.
    It is harvest time you see;
    Come and share a feast with me.
    Bring your friends; come out to play;
    We will call this Harvest DayEasy Harvest Song ideas
    It goes (Blah) Means you can change colour or type of veg

    Bumping up and down on the big Blah Tractor
    Bumping up and down on the big Blah Tractor
    Bumping up and down on the big Blah Tractor
    Bringing in the Blah

    Its great as the children love bumping up and down on their seats or jumping up and down

    We sing this one to "the wheels on the bus"
    The leaves on the trees turn orange and brown, orange and brown orange and brown.
    The leaves on the trees turn orange and brown all through the town.

    The leaves on the trees come tumbling down," " " etc
    all through the town

    The leaves on the ground go swish, swish swish etc
    all through the town.

    Hi, this is an idea I've 'borrowed' from our music co-ordinator.
    why don't you sing...
    Here we go round the 'chestnut tree', the chestnut tree
    the 'chestnut tree'
    all the conkers fell on me, on a cold and misty morning!
    Each verse change the type of tree and fruit/nut and accompany this with associated picture or even paper Mache models!

    Hi I have used this in the past.
    To the tune of What shall we do with drunken sailor....

    What have you brought to our harvest table (x3)
    come put it on our table
    I (or we) have bought a loaf of bread (X3)
    to put on the harvest table
    repeat for as many different objects as you like!
    End with
    We'd like to share our harvest table (x3)
    (I can't remember the last line though, so over to you to make one up!!)
    Have a harvest table ready and real or paintings of the objects sung about.
    This can go on as long as you like!

    I?ve used a song very successfully which is sung to the tune of hear we go round the mulberry bush and is about Farmers!

    This is the way we dig the soil (x3)
    when we are being farmers

    This is the way we plant the seeds
    when we are being farmers

    This is the way we water the ground

    this is the way we harvest/ pick the crop
    You can add verses if appropriate but I?ve found that was quite enough!
    Harvest time

    H is for harvest this lovely time of year
    A is for apples all crunchy that we hear
    R is for ripe autumn fruits ? look and see
    V is for vegetables we have for our tea
    E is for every ear of corn that is grown
    S is for scatter the seeds that are sown
    T is for tractors that carry our crops
    At this harvest time
    T is to say thank you
    I is to say I love you
    M is for much love all around
    E is for everyone we love in the world
    At this harvest time

    Bobbing up and down on my big red tractor

    Bobbing up and down on my big red tractor
    Bobbing up and down on my big red tractor
    Bobbing up and down on my big red tractor
    Bringing in the Beetroot (or choose what to bring in)


    Bobbing up and down on my big green tractor
    Bobbing up and down on my big green tractor
    Bobbing up and down on my big green tractor
    Bringing in the cabbages (or choose what to bring in)

    Bobbing up and down on my big yellow tractor
    Bobbing up and down on my big yellow tractor
    Bobbing up and down on my big yellow tractor
    Bringing in the sweet corn (or choose what to bring in)
    You can choose what things to bring in or change the colours of the tractor..
    Also can?t tell you the tune just make one up.
    Chorus:
    Oats, beans, and barley grow,
    Oats, beans, and barley grow,
    Can you or I or anyone know
    How oats, and beans, and barley grow?
    Verse 1:
    First the farmer sows his seed,
    Stands up tall and takes his ease,
    He stamps his foot and claps his hands,
    And turns around to view his lands.
    Chorus:
    Verse 2:
    Next the farmer waters the seed,
    Stands up tall and takes his ease,
    He stamps his foot and claps his hands,
    And turns around to view his lands.
    Chorus:
    Verse 3:
    Next the farmer hoes the weeds,
    Stands up tall and takes his ease,
    He stamps his foot and claps his hands,
    And turns around to view his lands.
    Chorus:
    Verse 4:
    Last the farmer harvests his seed,
    Stands up tall and takes his ease,
    He stamps his foot and claps his hands,
    And turns around to view his lands. Chorus: what have you brought for harvest time. I think its the tune of skip to my Lou:
    What have you brought for harvest time, what have you brought for harvest time, what have you brought for harvest time, to put on the harvest table?
    Couldn't be easier!!!!
    Then you make up verses of things you have brought:
    I have brought a loaf of bread, I have brought a loaf of bread, I have brought a loaf of bread, to put on the harvest tableCauliflowers 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 a blankety bedBlackberries juicy and rhubarb sour,

    Marrows that are fattening hour by hour.
    Gooseberries hairy and lettuces fat

    Radishes round and runner beans flat

    The apples are ripe, the plums are red,

    Broad beans are sleeping in a blankety bed

    Orangey carrots and turnips cream,

    Reddening tomatoes that used to be green,

    brown potatoes in little heaps,

    Down in the darkness where the celery sleeps

    The apples are ripe, the plums are red,

    Broad beans are sleeping in a blankety bedFIVE LITTLE LEAVES
    Five little leaves so bright and gay
    were dancing around on the tree one day
    Along came the wind swirling all around (WOOHOOOWOOHOO with hands to lips)
    And one little leaf came tumbling down
    etc
    The children like to pretend to dancing around the tree then fall to the ground but the best bit is the howling wind they put their all into it!!! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
    sung to the tune of 5 little ducks went swimming one day

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    Up jumped the scarecrow and this is what he said

    "I'm a dingle dangle scarecrow with a flippy floppy hat,

    I can shake my hands like this and shake my feet like that.

    When all the hens were rousting and the moon behind a cloud,

    Up jumped the scarecrow and shouted very loud

    "I'm a dingle dangle scarecrow with a flippy floppy hat,

    I can shake my hands like this and shake my feet like that.


    http://www.storytimesongs.com/Lyrics/scarecrow.html For traditional try
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  4. Wow! Thank you so much! I've been looking through books for a song and I'm so relieved that you've given me all these ideas. I think I'll do the 'Here's waht we do at harvest time' to Mulberry Bush song. Thanks for going to so much trouble, I'm sure other teachers at my school will use the other ideas. Thanks bluerose! [​IMG]

     
  5. Sorry meant 'what'!

     
  6. Brilliant stuff bluerose! I'll be using the poem in the middle of our assembly.

    :)
     
  7. Ooh thanks bluerose for that. Was going to post something about harvest songs and then I found this thread! Brilliant!
     
  8. Also try

    http://www.singup.info/songbank/index.php



    Lots of great songs, with words or just backing tracks to use online or download in MP3 format.

    Has recommended seasonal songs, including 'Paintbox' (Cauliflowers Fluffy) if anyones looking for the music for that!

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  9. This is one I wrote for my school ages ago. If you can get the site to play it for you, it sounds awfully dirge-like - I'm sure it wasn't that slow when I uploaded it! I'll try and update it. I did get a mail from a teacher in Spain a few years back saying he'd downloaded it and was using it to teach children English!



    http://www.sibeliusmusic.com/cgi-bin/show_score.pl?scoreid=27949



    (I hate Cauliflowers fluffy, but everyone else in our school seems to love it; it's just a list of fruit and veg, and has no harvest message at all)




     
  10. Just found this wonderful thread and wanted to bump it for you! It's certainly helped me this year.
    My harvest poem is below - I've used it with actions Y2 but it's quite a lot to learn.
    <font size="3">Bread on the table ready to eat,</font><font size="3">How do we get it from a grain of wheat?</font><font size="3">The farmer plants the seeds in the ground,</font><font size="3">The sun comes up and the rain comes down.</font><font size="3"> </font><font size="3">Bread on the table ready to eat,</font><font size="3">How do we get it from a grain of wheat?</font><font size="3">The wheat is crushed by the mill wheel's power</font><font size="3">Which grinds the grain into soft white flour.</font><font size="3"> </font><font size="3">Bread on the table ready to eat,</font><font size="3">How do we get it from a grain of wheat?</font><font size="3">The baker makes the flour into dough</font><font size="3">Then puts it in the oven til it cooks just so.</font><font size="3"> </font><font size="3">Bread on the table ready to eat,</font><font size="3">That's how we get it from a grain of wheat!</font>
     
  11. Hi!

    I love this song and wanted to do it with our children last year but I couldn't find a way of getting the music on a CD. I even tried contacting the BBC direct! How did you manage this?

    Sue Dyer
     
  12. With my year 5 class this year we thought about those who didn't have enough to eat and looked particularly at the issue of homelessness in the uk. In our harvest festival we sang and played 'Another Day in Paradise' by Phil Collins. Not very traditional but quite thought provoking and the older children appreciated the challenge. Our talented music teacher was able to get the children to perform the song on guitar, flute and xylophone but backing tracks are easily obtainable!
     
  13. Harvest Rock and Roll on Sing Up! My class loved it last year.
     
  14. luffenham

    luffenham New commenter

    Oh love that idea! Too late for me this year, but thanks...will try to remember that for next.[​IMG]
     
  15. indigo987

    indigo987 New commenter

    I love Harvest Samba on singup. This year we sang Autumn Days (it's from the Come and Praise ancient blue piano book that every primary school still seems to have a copy of!) I have a powerpoint with the lyrics here: https://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Autumn-Days-lyrics-and-pictures-Harvest-Assembly-6293067/
     

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