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Jack And Jill

Sing and Learn the Actions!


Jack and Jill went up the hill,
to fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down, and broke his crown
and Jill came tumbling after.
Up Jack got and home did trot,
as fast as he could caper.
He went to bed to mend his head,
with vinegar and brown paper.



  • Play the song and ask children to listen. What do they think the music in between the verses represents? E.g. tumbling down the hill. Let children create the "tumbling sound" on a glockenspiel or xylophone or fill glasses with varying levels of water, hit the glass with a pencil.
  • Challenge - sing and play along to the instrumental version of the song.


  • Explore locomotor and non-locomotor ways to move your whole body and just parts of your body e.g. head, hands, arms, feet, legs to show tumbling, rolling, falling movements.


  • Create a story board using "freeze frames" - each child is given a role from the lyrics e.g. Jack and Jill walking up the hill, a pail of water, a fallen Jack etc. The actors freeze like a statue.
  • Choose a reporter - the reporter taps a "frozen statue" (when the frozen statue is tapped it comes alive to answer the question) and asks a question e.g. Where were you going? What did you need the water for? Who is Jill? Are you warm or cold water? etc.


  • 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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