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To Market To Market

Sing and Learn the Actions!


To market, to market,
To buy a fat pig.
Home again, home again
To market, to market,
To buy a fat hog.
Home again, home again



  • Partner up with a friend. Play the song and pat each other’s hands in time to the beat (the steady pulse) of the song.
  • Play the song again and pat each other’s hands in time to the rhythm (short and long sounds that fit over an underlying beat) of the song.
  • Use dynamics as variety e.g. tap each other’s hands loudly or softly.

Visual Art

  • Draw or paint a picture of a pig.


  • You wake up and find out you are a pig... tell your story and act it out!


  • 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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