Hot Cross Buns

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Hot Cross Buns

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Hot Cross Buns Lyrics

Hot cross buns,
hot cross buns!
One a penny, two a penny,
hot cross buns!

If you have no daughters,
give them to your sons.
One a penny, two a penny,
hot cross buns!


Hot Cross Buns Learning Activities


  • Listening to music is the central focus for learning. Ask children to close their eyes and listen to the song. What can they tell about the vocalist/singer? Is she very young? How does her voice sound?
  • Sing along to the instrumental version using 'sweet sounding voices. '

Visual Art

  • Draw or paint a hot cross bun.

Food Technology

  • Bake hot cross buns.


  • 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.
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