Polly Put The Kettle On

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Polly Put The Kettle On Lyrics

Polly put the kettle on,
Polly put the kettle on,
Polly put the kettle on,
we'll all have tea!

Sukey, take it off again,
Sukey, take it off again,
Sukey, take it off again,
they've all gone away!

Polly Put The Kettle On Learning Activities


  • Listen to the song. Ask children if they can whistle?
  • Play the song again and ask children to whistle along to the "kettle whistle sound" in the song.
  • Find "whistle sound sources" e.g. blow up a balloon half way, pinch the sides and let the air escape; steam train whistle; use a thick blade of grass - split down the middle and blow through. Let us know what other "whistle sound sources" you can find?


  • Find out why kettles whistle?


  • Children choose a word to describe the movement of steam e.g. rise, evaporate, hot etc. and practice different ways of dancing these moves individually and in groups.


  • 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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