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Thread #108312   Message #2253287
Posted By: eddie1
04-Feb-08 - 01:18 PM
Thread Name: using folk songs with Key Stage 1
Subject: RE: using folk songs with Key Stage 1
Hi Saira
Welcome to mudcat!

Learnt from The Fabulous Salami Brothers

Tune – When The Saints Go Marching In.

I want to see those clapping hands X 4   (with Clapping)

I want to see those stamping feet X 4   (with stamping)

I want to see those nodding heads X 4   (with nodding)

I want to see those wagging tongues X 4    (with wagging)

Then………. Everything, altogether, simultaneously at the same time!

I want to see those clapping hands
I want to see those stamping feet
I want to see those nodding heads
I want to see those wagging tongues





Learnt from the late Danny Kyle

My Bonny Lies Over The Ocean -   tell them to lift their hands above their heads at the first letter "B" then put them down again for the next "B" and so on. It's very easy until the chorus (even for adults who know the words)

As mentioned earlier, "The Zoo Song" but keep all the children up front till you've built up a zoo. The last ones can all come up together to be monkeys or penguins.



If you like school dinners clap your hands   (Clap. Clap)   X 2
If you like school dinners even though they make you thinner
If you like school dinners clap your hands   (Clap. Clap)   

Then comes the difficult bit for you! Get the children to suggest meals and make up rhymes :-

If you like mince and tatties though it turns you into fatties.
If you like toast and cheese though it gives you hairy knees.
If you like bacon and egg though it dribbles on your leg.
If you like fish and chips though they give you greasy lips etc, etc.

Of course they will try to catch you out with things like lasagne, spaghetti Bolognese etc, work at it!

Good luck and have fun

Eddie