Christmas stars are in the sky;
Sweet the bells of Christmas Eve
Babies, each a kiss receive
Babies in their cradles lie;
Every one in white is gowned,
Hush, make not a single sound!
Christmastide draweth nigh;
Quiet now the tiny feet,
Babies sleep so still and sweet
Sweetest dreams, goodnight,
Sweetest dreams, goodnight!
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Listen to the song and discuss the mood (the atmosphere or feelings associated with a piece of music or song).
- Play the song again, sing along with gentle, clear voices and sway in time to the beat.
- Challenge: Sing along to the instrumental version - great for performances, school concerts and choirs.
- Develop movement ideas to match the gentle, soft mood of the song.
- Use facial expressions, sounds and movements to express a "sleepy mood."
Sing and read along to the YouTube song to achieve multi-sensory learning "Do it, see it and hear it!"
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- Read the song lyrics - ask children a variety of questions.
- Re-read the song lyrics and ask children to join in.
- Recognise and use a variety of punctuation when reading. " " ! ? . ,
- Look at print and conventions (bold, italics).
- Talk about interesting/challenging words and discuss what they mean.
- Word study - phonic knowledge, compound words, rhyming word, contractions etc.