This book helps children enjoy greater success in other content areas as they learn about rhythm and chants, music, instruments, art, ring games, and story projects.

Ring Games
Ring games

Pupils should be taught how to use their voices expressively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.

The National Curriculum, Music, Key Stage I

It's fun to finish off Circle Time with a ring game as these give the children plenty of activity. Most children will be familiar with The Farmer's in his Den, There was a Princess Long Ago, Here we Go Round the Mulberry Bush, Oranges and Lemons, Ring a Ring of Roses.

In this section there may be a few you do not know and ideas for making up your own:

  • Dusty Bluebells
  • Big Bass Drum
  • Looby Loo
  • Grand Old Duke of York
  • Get on Board
  • Amy in the Ring
  • Bingo
  • Daisy Daisy.

In and out the Dusty Bluebells

Ask the children to stand up in their circle and choose ...

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