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In France They Have Pere Noel


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Lyrics

In France they have Pere Noel,
in Italy, Befana,
in Germany, Kris Kringle
and we know him as Santa Claus.

CHORUS
So ride your sleigh, sleigh, sleigh,
let dear Rudolph lead the way.
So ride your sleigh, sleigh, sleigh,
let dear Rudolph lead the way.
So ride your sleigh, sleigh, sleigh,
up on the rooftops high!

In Holland they have Saint Nicholas,
in Russia, Babouschka,
in England, Father Christmas,
and we know him as Santa Claus.

CHORUS

In China they have Lam Khoong-Khoong,
in Sweden, Jultomten,
in Poland, Star Man,
and we know him as Santa Claus.

CHORUS

In Brazil they have Papa Noel,
in Japan Hoteiosho,
in Chile, Viejo Pascuero,
and we know him as Santa Claus.

CHORUS

Activities

Music

  • Use body percussion e.g. clapping; thigh slapping; finger clicking; toe tapping; tongue clucking etc. to play in time with the rhythm (short and long sounds that fit over an underlying beat).
  • Choose a different body percussion sound for each verse and a same body percussion sound for the chorus.

Dance

  • Listen to "In France they have Pere Noel" and ask children to suggest ideas for actions to go with each verse.
  • Children then view the video song and compare the actions with their own ideas.
  • Play the instrumental version of the song and match the moves.

Literacy

  • 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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