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Marching To The Beat

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Children will love to sing and dance
along with this fun fitness song!

Are you ready to get your march on?

Lyrics

"Let 's get ready to march on the spot
8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1"
Marching on the spot to the beat of 8.
Use your power arms, it 's really great.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Marching on the spot to the beat of 8.

"8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1"
Marching forward to the beat of 8.
Use your power arms, it 's really great.
"Forward now" 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Marching forward to the beat of 8.

"8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1"
Marching backwards to the beat of 8.
Use your power arms, it 's really great.
"Backwards now" 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Marching backwards to the beat of 8.

"For the last time - marching on the spot
8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1"
Marching on the spot to the beat of 8.
Use your power arms, it 's really great.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Marching on the spot to the beat of 8.

Activities

Music

  • "Beat circle" draw eight dots in a circle and clap once for each dot while a leader points. Circle some of the dots, which could now be rests (silent beats). Start at different points in the circle to create different rhythm patterns.

Dance

  • What is a locomotor move? A movement in which the body travels across space (running, creeping, rolling).What is a non-locomotor move? A movement in which the body remains anchored to one spot by a body part (for example, bending, twisting, stretching). What kind of movements can you spot in the song?
  • Making pathways - students walk through the space making curved, straight, sudden turns and zigzag pathways as you call them. Freeze when the music stops.

Maths

  • Listen to the song - when the song counts back from 8 slowly sit down; when the song counts up to 8 slowly stand up.
  • Ask before and after numbers e.g. what comes before 8? 7 What comes after 4? 5

Literacy

  • 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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