Little Jack Horner

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Little Jack Horner Lyrics

Little Jack Horner sat in a corner,
eating his Christmas pie.
He put in his thumb and pulled out a plum and said
"What a good boy am I!"

Little Jack Horner Learning Activities


  • Listen to the song and use body percussion to play along with the beat (the steady pulse) of the song e.g. tap toes, click fingers, cluck your tongue...


  • Use your imagination - what else can Jack pull out of his thumb? Invite children to act out their idea - can the others guess?

Visual Art

  • Draw or paint your idea on what else Jack can pull out of the pie?


  • 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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