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Lyrics

Auld Lang Syne

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Happy New Year!
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
in the days of old lang syne?

CHORUS:
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for the sake of auld lang syne.
And surely you’ll buy your pint cup!
and surely I’ll buy mine!
And we'll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for the sake of auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine;
We’ve wandered many a weary foot,
since the days of auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine;
But seas between us broad have roared
since the days of auld lang syne.

CHORUS

And there’s a hand my trusty friend!
And give me a hand o’ thine!
We’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for the days of auld lang syne.

CHORUS x2

Activities

Music

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  • View the video song and focus on the children who are singing, observing their facial expressions and body language as they communicate the feeling of the song.
  • Invite individual children or small groups to perform the song to the class. Sing along to the instrumental version. Ask children to reflect on their performance.

Health

  • Talk about establishing positive relationships with friends.

Dance

  • Explore ways that our bodies can move to show that we are happy.
  • Dance on the spot - choose a few non-locomotor words (twist, swing, bend, rock, kick) and practice different ways of doing each move.

Literacy

  • Sing and read along to the YouTube song to achieve multi-sensory learning "Do it, see it, 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.

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