One Ball – We ‘ll Start With Number 1

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One Ball & We'll Start With Number 1

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One Ball – We ‘ll Start With Number 1 Lyrics


Numbers 1 to 10 Gus would love to teach, while he's having fun playing at the beach.
Learning numbers is so much fun,
so c'mon we 'll start with number one!

*Gus loves to play with his one beach ball,
spinning it around he won't let it fall.
Playing with his ball happy as can be,
one hippo and one ball in the cool blue sea.


One Ball – We ‘ll Start With Number 1 Learning Activities


  • When you hear the number "one" show one finger.
  • Learn the words and sing along!
  • Can you whistle like Gus?
  • What other voice sounds can you make? E.g. whisper, hum, cluck, shout etc.


  • Ask children to put their hands behind their back and say "show me one finger?"
  • Write the number 1
  • Write the word - one
  • Draw one object.

Visual Art

  • Ask children to close their eyes and imagine their beach ball. What does it look like? Does it have a pattern? What colours? Is it a big or small beach ball?
  • 'Design your ball ' draw or paint a picture of a ball.


  • Pretend you are a ball. Build up a dance vocabulary e.g. bouncing, rolling, light, heavy, high, low, small, big etc.


  • 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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