Lesson 5: Christmas action songs

Children create and perform appropriate actions to represent Christmas song lyrics

Before the lesson

Learning objectives

  • To suggest appropriate actions to match song lyrics
  • To sing and move to Christmas songs

EYFS outcomes

Understanding the world

  • Recognise that people have different beliefs and celebrate special times in different ways.

 

Expressive arts and design

  • Listen attentively, move to and talk about music, expressing their feelings and responses.
  • Sing in a group or on their own, increasingly matching the pitch and following the melody. 
  • Explore and engage in music making and dance, performing solo or in groups.
  • Sing a range of well-known nursery rhymes and songs.
  • ELG: Being imaginative and expressive: Perform songs, rhymes, poems and stories with others, and – when appropriate – try to move in time with music. 

 

Characteristics of Effective Learning

  • Playing and exploring

 

Outcomes taken from Development Matters, 2021. 

ELGs taken from the new statutory framework for the EYFS, 2021.

Activity

Key vocabulary

Prompts for learning

Observations

Teacher notes

Next steps

To further explore music through movement and action songs. 

Note any specific next steps for individual children.

Created by:
Sophie Pickles,  
Computing specialist
Sophie is an expert Early Years consultant. She has spent many years both teaching in Reception and leading, in her role of Head of Early Years and senior manager at an outstanding-rated, child-led setting. Sophie now works with many national educational…
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