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G Gorrilla

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Lyrics

Boom diddy, boom diddy, boom, boom, boom x2
Down in the jungle where nobody goes...
There 's a great big gorilla, washing his clothes!
With a rub-a-dub here, and a rub-a-dub there.
That 's the way he is washing his underwear!
Boom diddy, boom diddy, boom, boom, boom x2
Repeat

Teachers

Achievement Objective: we are learning the letter name and sound of the letter g

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. " " ! ? . ,
Talk about interesting/challenging words and discuss what they mean.
Look at print and conventions (bold, italics).

  • X2 - explain you need to say/sing the verse twice
  • Boom - sound word

Word study - phonic knowledge, compound words, rhyming words;

  • Onomatopoeia - Boom (create a chart using other sound words)
  • Compound words - nobody, underwear
  • Contractions - that 's - that is, there 's = there is
  • Vowel digraphs "oo"
  • Rhyming words - goes, clothes, there, here, where, rub-a-dub

Sing and read along to the G Gorilla Love to Sing YouTube Song

Activities

  • Print out the song PDF and highlight all letter 'g 's in the text - count how many you have highlighted!
  • Draw 3 objects starting with the letter g
  • Create a rhythm pattern with the rhyme "Boom, diddy, boom, diddy, boom, boom, boom" and "rub-a-dub, in the tub, rub-a-dub, in the tub"
  • Sit in a circle and say the rhythm patterns above - start off slowly and then speed it up. Make it harder by using body percussion instead of a word e.g. clap for the word "diddy". It will sound like - boom, CLAP, boom, CLAP, boom, boom, boom. If someone makes a mistake they will need to sit down. Make it even more challenging by using no words e.g. click, clap, click, clap, click, click, click.

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