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Infant Music at Home 19

What do you think of when you think of school?  |  Singing: Let's Cross Over the Road

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1. What do you think of when you think of school?

Watch singer Joss Stone help Ben, Mia, Lottie, Ajay and Akshay write lyrics for a song about school – from BBC Teach.

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What to do

  • Follow the link | Follow the link below to the BBC Teach website to watch the cartoon
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  • Think | Make a list of words, or draw pictures, about things that make you think of school. These could be things that you are really missing at the moment or things that you are not very keen on!

    Create | See if you can make short sentences from your words and then make up a tune to fit it.

Teaching notes

  • Lyrics | ‘lyrics’ is just the musical term for words to a song. If pupils are struggling to make up a tune they could use one they already know e.g. Twinkle, twinkle little star – a first line of words might be ‘I miss all my friends from school’ and my teacher (insert name here)

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2. Singing: Let's Cross Over the Road

Join in with Rachel and learn to sing an echo song that will help you get ready for the day ahead.

What to do

  • Watch and follow | Listen and watch the video, follow Rachel and simply copy what you see and hear. Try to do the actions to the steady beat of the song
  • Be creative | Can you finish the song with your own dance moves and jazz hands?

Teaching notes

  • Discuss | Discuss the rules of the Green Cross Code – how do you cross a road safely?
  • Beat | When the pupils know the chorus, practise the actions to the steady beat or pulse (Look and listen as you cross the road...) so they are all together and in time with the music

  • Coordinate | Try to coordinate the movement at the end of the song. Can pupils clap their hands and say 'Yeah!' after the final chord in the accompaniment?