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The First Noel


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Lyrics

The first Noel the angels
did say,
Was to certain poor shepherds
in fields as they lay;
In fields where they lay keeping
their sheep,
On a cold winter’s night that
was so deep.

CHORUS:
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.

They looked up and saw a star,
Shining in the east, beyond
them far;
And to the earth it gave
great light,
And so it continued both day
and night.

CHORUS:

And by the light of that same star,
Three Wise Men came from country far;
To seek for a King was their intent,
And to follow the star wherever it went.

CHORUS:

This star drew nigh to the
north-west,
O’er Bethlehem it took its
rest; And there it did both
stop and stay,
Right over the place where
Jesus lay.

CHORUS:

Then entered in those Wise
Men three,
Fell reverently upon
their knee;
And offered there in his
presence,
Their gold and myrrh and
frankincense.

CHORUS:

Then let us all with one accord,
Sing praises to our heavenly
Lord;
That hath made heaven and
earth of naught,
And with his blood mankind
hath bought.

CHORUS:

Activities

Music

  • Singing in tune can be learnt through regular practice, correct breathing and posture and focused listening.
  • Sing along with the harmony - two or more notes together.
  • Challenge: Sing along to the instrumental version also great for concerts and performances!

Visual Art

  • ‘Christmas stocking’ be creative and make your own festive stocking. Use a big red sock, or make one out of felt or material and decorate with lace, bells, ribbons etc.

Topic

  • Find out the origin of “The First Noel”

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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