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Thread #108312   Message #2253020
Posted By: JohnDun
04-Feb-08 - 06:15 AM
Thread Name: using folk songs with Key Stage 1
Subject: RE: using folk songs with Key Stage 1
I've found that the young 'uns like it the simpler the better.

I teach at our County music service guitar and folk classes, my little ones love the tunes rather than the words. Once the tune is in their heads they will sing/shake/rattle anything.

So we do 'Roll the old cariots along' but change the verses to something more appropriate.
'A plate of fish and chips, wouldn't do you any harm'
'Kicking a ball around, wouldn't do you any harm' etc...
Get them to make up their own verses.

Also look at the scouts/guides campfire songs