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Here We Come A Carolling

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Here we come a-carolling,
Among the leaves so green,
Here we come a-wand 'ring,
So fair to be seen.


Love and joy come to you,
And to you glad Christmas too,
And God bless you and send you,
A Happy New Year,
And God send you a Happy New Year.

We are not daily beggars,
That beg from door to door,
But we are neighbours ' children,
Whom you have seen before.


Bring us out a table,
And spread it with a cloth.
Bring us out a mouldy cheese,
And some of your Christmas loaf.


God bless the master of this house,
Likewise the mistress too,
And all the little children,
That round the table go.


Good master and good mistress,
While you 're sitting by the fire,
Pray think of us poor children,
Who are wandering in the mire.




  • Listening is a central focus for learning. Listen to the song and ask children to identify the different sections in the song when a choir sings, when a soloist sings and when there is harmony (two or more notes are sounded together).
  • Challenge: Sing along to the instrumental version - great for performances, school concerts and choirs.


  • Create static images to represent scenes from the song.


  • Find out the origin and interesting facts for "Here We Come a Carolling."


  • 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.

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