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The Big Ship Sails On The Alley, Alley O

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The big ship sails on the alley, alley O,
the alley, alley O, the alley, alley O.
The big ship sails on the alley, alley O,
on the last day of September.

The captain said, ‘It will never, never do,
never never do, never never do.’
The captain said, ‘It will never, never do,’
on the last day of September.

The big ship sank to the bottom of the sea,
the bottom of the sea, the bottom of the sea.
The big ship sank to the bottom of the sea on the last day of September.

We all dip our heads in the deep, blue sea,
the deep, blue sea, the deep, blue sea.
We all dip our heads in the deep, blue sea,
on the last day of September.

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Music

  • Play the song. Ask children how this song makes them feel? E.g. Sad or happy? Why?
  • Play the song again, children can skip (optional: skip on the spot or move around being aware of their own ‘space bubble’) and clap hands in time to the beat of the music.
  • Challenge – sing and skip along to the instrumental version of the song.

Dance

  • Children form a circle and hold hands. Children can skip around in clock wise or anti clockwise directions or hold hands and skip into the circle and back out again. Skip and slowly sink to the floor for the “sinking verse.”

Visual Art

  • Draw or paint a picture of a “Big Ship.”

Literacy

  • 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.