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The Wheels On The Bus

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Lyrics

*The wheels on the bus go round and round.
Round and round, round and round.
The wheels on the bus go round and round.
All around the town.

The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish. Swish, swish, swish, swish, swish, swish.
The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish
All around the town.

The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep.
Beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep.
The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep.
All around the town.

The doors on the bus go open and shut.
Open and shut, open and shut.
The doors on the bus go open and shut.
All around the town.

The babies on the bus go “Boo hoo hoo”.
“Boo hoo hoo”, “Boo hoo hoo”.
The babies on the bus go “Boo hoo hoo”.
All around the town.

The driver of the bus says “Please sit down”.
“Please sit down”, “Please sit down”.
The driver of the bus says “Please sit down”.
All around the town.

* Repeat

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Music

  • Tone Colour is the specific sound quality of a voice or instrument. What sounds can you make with your voice? Shouting, singing, whispering, humming, whistling. Experiment with found sounds to create: wheels turning, window wipers, a horn, doors opening and closing, babies crying, bus driver’s voice.
  • Play the instrumental version of the song and invite individual children to sing a verse each.

Drama

  • Create a bus scene, line up chairs in a way that resembles a bus (two chairs on each side). Each child has a set character e.g. an old man, a business woman, a baby.
  • Have a roving reporter who asks the characters questions e.g. where are you going? Where have you been? How old are you?
  • Role-play a situation where you are rushing to catch a bus…

Dance

  • Create body movements to match the sound effects of the song e.g. beep, beep, beep- twirl around; babies crying – shake entire body; wipers – sway body from side to side etc.
  • Clapping the beat – students clap to a beat set by the teacher, then tap knees, tap shoulders, tap the floor. Then try walking the same beat. You can vary it using other forms of locomotion.

Visual Art

  • Draw or paint a bus.

Literacy

  • Sing and read along to the YouTube song to achieve multi-sensory learning “Do it, see it and hear it!”

Print out the song PDF

  • 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.