I Don’t Want to Go to School Today!

£3.75

I Don’t Want to Go to School Today! is a song that shows primary children how Victorian schools used to be.

I Don’t Want to Go to School Today is hopefully not what you want to hear your children say! This catchy song shows primary children how Victorian schools used to be. Its memorable melody makes way for a bit of ‘Drill’ in the third verse which is ideal for including some real Victorian ‘Drill’ movements based on the words. Singing this song will make children much more aware of the Victorian school system in a fun, informative way and is perfect for a class assembly. Listen out for the swish of the cane at the end! A great song to reinforce a Victorian topic and would make a super song for a class assembly.

 

 

Included in your song pack:

 

  1. audio file of backing track in mp3 format
  2. song words in PDF format
  3. sheet music in PDF format
  4. PowerPoint of song words

 

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I Don’t Want to go to School Today!

Verse 1
I don’t want to go to school today – oh no!
It’s a place that all Victorian children dread,
Best behaviour, have to sit up straight – oh yes!
Concentrate or get a dunce’s cap on your head!
Can’t be like the rich children,
Taught at home in the warm.
In a classroom of fifty,
Well for us it’s the norm.

 

Verse 2
I don’t want to go to school today – oh no!
Sit in rows and made to chant some boring rhymes,
It’s the law since Eighteen Seventy – oh yes!
Do your best or write it out one hundred more times!
Lots and lots of handwriting,
Get some ink for a quill.
Learn the capital cities,
Then outside for some drill.

 

Verse 3
(spoken) Class fall in!

Marching on the spot, (actions)
Bending from the hips, (actions)
Stretch from side to side, (actions)
Attention!

 

Verse 4
I don’t want to go to school today – oh no!
Every day we have to go it’s such a strain,
Work in silence, made to write on slate – oh yes!
Don’t be late or feel the short sharp swipe of the cane!

 

 

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