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A Christmas Lullaby


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Hushaby, hushaby,
Christmas stars are in the sky;
Sweet the bells of Christmas Eve
Babies, each a kiss receive
Hushaby, goodnight,
Hushaby, goodnight!

Lullaby, lullaby,
Babies in their cradles lie;
Every one in white is gowned,
Hush, make not a single sound!
Lullaby, goodnight,
Lullaby, goodnight!

Rockaby, rockaby,
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."


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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.