Rhyme of the Week – Sing a Song of Sixpence

Sing a Song of Sixpence

Sing a song of sixpence
A pocket full of rye
Four-and-twenty blackbirds
Baked in a pie
When the pie was opened
The birds began to sing
Wasn’t that a dainty dish to set before the king?

The king was in his counting house
Counting out his money
The queen was in the parlour
Eating bread and honey
The maid was in the garden
Hanging out the clothes
When down came a blackbird
And pecked off her nose!

Rhyme of the Week – Five Little Monkeys

The Chinese New Year begins on Monday 8th February.  This year is the Year of the Monkey, so our rhyme will be about monkeys!

You can help your child use their fingers to act out the rhyme and count down as the monkeys fall off the bed!

Five little monkeys, [Hold up five fingers.]
Jumping on the bed. [Bounce hand up and down.]
One fell off, [Hold up one finger and then point your hand down towards the floor.]
And bumped his head. [Tap your head with your hand.]
Mummy called the doctor and the doctor said, [Put your pinkie to your mouth and thumb to your ear like a telephone.]
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed!” [Put one hand on your hip and wag your index finger.]

Continue counting down until there are no more monkeys left!



Rhyme of the Week – Wee Willie Winkie

This week’s Rhyme of the Week is Wee Willie Winkie – The Scots version!  We shall be enjoying some haggis, neeps and tatties this week, for our Burns’ Supper!

Wee Willie Winkie rins thru’ the toun,
Upstairs and doon stairs in his nicht goun.
Tirlin’ at the window, crying at the lock,
“Are a’ the bairnies in their bed? It’s past eight o’ clock.”

Rhyme of the Week – Hickory Dickory Dock

This week we shall be singing ‘Hickory Dickory Dock’ and learning the actions.  Here are the words.

Hickory Dickory Dock
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck one
The mouse ran down
Hickory Dickory Dock (tick, tock, tick, tock).

Other verses:
The clock struck two
The mouse went “boo!”
The clock struck three
The mouse went “weeee!”
The clock struck four
The mouse said, “no more!”

Welcome Back and Rhyme of the Week!

We hope you all had a relaxing Christmas break, and that Santa was kind to you all. We look forward to hearing all about what the children did over the holidays.

We shall begin the term by learning the rhyme ‘Hey Diddle Diddle.’

Hey diddle diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon.
The little dog laughed,
To see such fun,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.


Rhyme of the Week – Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

This week’s rhyme of the week will be ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’.

Here are the words:

Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
And eyes and ears and mouth and nose
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes

The next verses are sung by leaving out the first word sung in the one before, with children touching the body parts instead, without actually saying the word. For example:

—-, shoulders, knees and toes
—-, —-, knees and toes
and so on!