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Please click on the arrowed Lessons below for more detail, including the focus of each Lesson Plan and a description of some on the songs and activities it includes:

ORP1

Focus – STEADY BEAT

The pat-a-cake song is used as a focus for clapping to the steady beat and the gross motor section involves a song carrying out different actions in time to the music.

Tapping instruments are used to play along to the steady beat of ‘Hickory Dickory Dock’.

Activity Sheet – 5 LITTLE BEARS for number recognition, counting and pencil control.

Focus – STEADY BEAT

Hammering rhymes are used to practice hand actions in time to the steady beat, which is extended into a drum activity with each child having a turn. 

The gross motor section in this lesson is creative dance with scarves.

Activity Sheet – HAMMERS for comparative language.

Focus – DYNAMICS

The concept of loud and soft is introduced with aural cues given for clapping as appropriate to each.  This is extended into the gross motor section of the lesson and percussion instruments are played loudly and softly.

Activity Sheet – BREAKFAST TIME linking with the 10 Fat Sausages song and designed as a talking point about home life.

Focus – TEMPO

Using the picture cues of a cheetah and a tortoise for fast and slow clapping.  This is extended into the gross motor section, which also includes the EYMAM song ‘Move Together’.

Activity Sheet – CHEETAH AND TORTOISE to link with the tempo theme and for colouring.

Focus – SEASIDE THEME

An original version of ‘Oh I do like to be beside the seaside’ is incorporated into this lesson and the number song is an EYMAM recorded song – ‘5 Hungry Seagulls’. 

The gross motor section involves creative dance with scarves to ‘It’s a Lovely Summer’s Day’.

Activity Sheet – 5 HUNGRY SEAGULLS for pencil skills, drawing lines from each gull to a fish.

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ORP2

Focus – HORSE THEME

The steady beat is explored through clapping to horse rhymes and songs.  Moving to the steady beat of a drum like horses is incorporated into the gross motor section.  

Activity Sheet – HORSES for comparative language and colouring.

Focus – NUMBER THEME

A selection of number rhymes and songs are incorporated into this lesson, including a gross motor song about tiptoeing on 10 toes and walking on 2 feet.  

Counting and playing to a specific number of beats of the drum is the focus of the percussion section.

Activity Sheet – NUMBERS for number recognition and counting.

Focus – ELEPHANT THEME

The EYMAM Jolly Elephant activity involves responding to the differing sizes of the elephants, gradually increasing the volume in which the rhyme is recited.  

Moving like elephants is incorporated into the gross motor section and the Jolly Elephant rhyme is repeated to encourage playing at differing volumes.

Activity Sheet – JOLLY ELEPHANTS for comparative language and colouring.

Focus – RHYTHM

Clapping the syllables of names is used to explore different rhythms along with clapping and playing percussion instruments along to the beats of different timepieces in the EYMAM recorded ‘Tick tock go the clocks’.  

Activity Sheet – 5 FAIRY CAKES to link in with this lesson’s number song.

Focus – WEATHER THEME

A selection of weather based songs and rhymes are incorporated into this lesson, including ‘5 Fluffy Clouds’ as the number song.

The gross motor section uses an original version of ‘Here we go round the Mulberry Bush’ to explore moving in different ways to represent different sorts of weather.

Activity Sheet – 5 FLUFFY CLOUDS for number recognition and discussion prompt about weather.

ORP3

Focus – STEADY BEAT

The drum is used for each child to have a go at playing to the steady beat, creating a cooperative activity as the others support and clap along.

The gross motor activity involves moving like puppets to the song ‘My name is Pinocchio’.

Activity Sheet – DRUMS for comparative language and colouring. 

Focus – CONCENTRATION

The Sleepy Tambourine activity is used to encourage cooperation and concentration as it is passed around the group.  This is extended into the gross motor section with stillness and movement.

The tambourine is also used as a cue for starting and stopping instruments.

Activity Sheet – 5 BIG BALLOONS to link with this lesson’s number song and for colour recognition.

Focus – DYNAMICS 

A mouse and a drum are used as visual clues for clapping, moving and playing instruments loudly and softly.

The gross motor section involves tiptoeing softly and stamping loudly, followed by a variety of physical actions to the EYMAM recorded ‘Move Together’.

Activity Sheet – MOUSE AND DRUM to link with the theme.

Focus – TEMPO

The concept of fast and slow is explored by responding to the speed at which the drum is beaten, both through clapping and gross motor action.

The song ‘I’d like to be’ encourages actions like a variety of different occupations during the standing section.

Activity Sheet – ASTRONAUT linked to ‘I’d like to be’ as a prompt to discuss ideas about what the child would like to be.

Focus – BUILDING THEME

A selection of songs and rhymes based around building bricks are used to explore the steady beat.

A creative, mime activity features in the gross motor section with the children acting out elements of the 3 Little Pigs story.

Activity Sheet – BUILDING BRICKS for counting and colouring.

ORP4

Focus – FIREWORKS THEME

A series of rhymes and activities involving fireworks are incorporated into this lesson which can be linked to festivities such as Diwali or Bonfire Night.  Discussion on firework safety is encouraged.

The gross motor section involves creative dance with scarves like fireworks.

Activity Sheet – FIREWORKS for number recognition, counting and colouring.

Focus – RHYTHM/PATTERNS

Exploring different patterns with clapping and playing the percussion instruments.  

Patterns are further explored in the gross motor section with simple patterns of different movements.

Activity Sheet – LETTER WRITING to link with a rhyme in the lesson and for personal discussion about who the child would like to write a letter to.

Focus – DYNAMICS

‘I hear thunder’ is used to explore clapping and playing instruments loudly and softly.  

Tiptoeing and stamping in response to the volume a tambourine is played forms the basis of the gross motor section.

Activity Sheet – 5 BIG BALLOONS to link with this lesson’s number song.

Focus – TEMPO

A rhyme about the way different horses move is used to explore fast and slow movements.  ‘Horsy horsy’ and ‘She’ll be coming round the Mountain’ feature. 

Activity Sheet – 10 LITTLE FINGERS to link with the number song and for counting and number recognition.

Focus – TOY THEME

A selection of songs and activities incorporating toys such as ‘Teddy Bear Teddy Bear’, ‘Humpty Dumpty’ and ‘Miss Polly had a Dolly’ feature in this lesson.

The gross motor activity involves exploring and contrasting the way in which a rag doll and toy soldier move.

Activity Sheet – 5 LITTLE BEARS for counting and colouring.

ORP5

Focus – STEADY BEAT

Clapping to a ticking clock rhyme and the steady beat of ‘The Bear went over the Mountain’.

The gross motor section focuses on pretending to be part of a marching band, moving in time to the steady beat of the drum.

Activity Sheet – PARCEL linking with a rhyme from the lesson and encouraging creative conversation about who the parcel is from.

Focus – RHYTHM

The syllables of names are clapped to explore different rhythms, which is extended into the standing section with claps and stamps.  

A lively version of ‘Heads and shoulders, knees and toes’ is the action song.

Activity Sheet – 5 CURRANT BUNS to link in with the lesson’s number song.

Focus – DYNAMICS

After hearing a recorded version of ‘Round and round the Garden’, an original EYMAM version about a fluffy cat is taught.  

The drum is used to explore dynamics and the gross motor activity involves dancing in time to a piece of instrumental music with loud and soft phases.  

Activity Sheet – INSTRUMENTS for pencil control. 

Focus – TRAIN THEME

A rhyme about a slow and a fast train is used to explore tempo through clapping. 

This is extended into the gross motor section for large slow and fast movements.  The EYMAM version of ‘Down at the Station’ is also used for standing actions and includes an instrumental section with phases of varying speed.

Activity Sheet – 5 HUNGRY SEAGULLS to link with the number song in this lesson.

Focus – VEHICLE THEME

This lesson features a variety of songs relating to transport including ‘The Safari Train’, ‘5 Little Cars’ and ‘The Bright Yellow Bus’.  

During the gross motor section a traffic light cue is used to encourage the children to start and stop moving.

Activity Sheet – 5 LITTLE CARS for counting and colouring.

ORP6

Focus – STEADY BEAT/TEMPO

The EYMAM Chop Chop Choppity Chop rhyme is used to encourage clapping and hand actions to the steady beat.  This is also used with the percussion instruments.

The gross motor section focuses on tempo with two pieces of instrumental music – one fast, one slow – to move to with scarves.

Activity Sheet – FRUIT for colouring and discussion on food preferences.

Focus – CONCENTRATION

A drum activity involving beating a certain number of times and relating this to the beats done by another child encourages concentration and cooperation.

The gross motor section focuses on getting up in the morning and involves the sharing  of and listening to information about personal routines.  ‘I jump out of bed’ is used to support this activity.

Activity Sheet – 10 TEDDIES ON A TRAMPOLINE for counting and pencil skills.

Focus – GOLDILOCKS THEME

The story of Goldilocks is used to explore dynamics, focusing on increasing volume for the baby, mummy and daddy bears.  ‘When Goldilocks went to the house of the bears’ features, along with mime to represent all the elements of the story.  

Activity Sheet – PORRIDGE BOWLS for comparative language and colouring.

Focus – TEMPO

The  story of the hare and the tortoise is used to explore tempo with a visual cue featuring both animals to encourage appropriate clapping.

The story is further explored with fast and slow gross motor actions.

Activity Sheet – HARE AND TORTOISE to link with the theme.

Focus – ANIMAL THEME

A variety of animal themed songs are used throughout, including ‘2 Little Parakeets’, ‘The Animals went in two by two’ and ‘Old MacDonald’.

A zoo version of ‘Here we go round the Mulberry Bush’ is used to discuss and mime different animals during the gross motor section, followed by ‘Acting like the Animals do.’

Activity Sheet – ELEPHANTS to link with the theme, for discussion and colouring.

ORP7

Focus – EMOTIONS THEME

‘If you’re happy and you know it’ features throughout with a clapping activity encouraging the children to use different styles of clapping to represent different emotions.

In the gross motor section the song is used again to encourage large movements to represent the way you move in different moods.

Activity Sheet – FACES for discussion on emotions and pencil skills.

Focus – OWL THEME

A song exploring patterns of movements with parts of your body features in the seated section.

The gross motor section focuses on owls, using scarves to explore the different movements they make and using a piece of instrumental music for creative dance.

Activity Sheet – OWLS to link with the theme.

Focus – CHINESE NEW YEAR

A series of songs, rhymes and activities relating to Chinese New Year feature and the gross motor section involves creating a line to represent a Chinese dragon dance.

Some Chinese music is used as an accompaniment to the musical instruments.

Activity Sheet – CHINESE NEW YEAR featuring the animals from the different years for discussion and colouring.

Focus – STEADY BEAT

A bear rhyme is used for clapping to the steady beat and later repeated with percussion instruments.

The gross motor activity uses scarves to explore different shapes and they are then incorporated into the action song.

Activity Sheet – 10 GREEN BOTTLES to link with the number song in this lesson. 

Focus – NUMBER THEME

Number songs including ‘I’ve got 10 Little Fingers’, ‘12345’ and ’10 Fat Sausages’ feature throughout, along with counting activities.

In the gross motor section, counting of children, body parts and different numbers of children sitting and standing enhance the number theme.

Activity Sheet – NUMBERS for number recognition and matching.

ORP8

Focus – PEOPLE

‘There are lots of Different People in the World’ is sung to explore different physical features.

In the standing section, discussion is encouraged about travelling to different places and the children are asked to mime how they would move about in different locations before miming along to the lyrics of ‘Footprints in the sand’.

Activity Sheet – BLANK FACE for discussion on features and pencil skills.

Focus – STEADY BEAT

A chopping rhyme is used to explore hand actions and claps to the steady beat.  

In the standing section, different actions such as stamping, jumping, hopping and marching are inserted into a rhyme and carried out to the beat.

Activity Sheet – 3 LITTLE MEN IN A FLYING SAUCER to link with the number song.

Focus – DYNAMICS

The EYMAM Clapping Teddies rhyme is used to explore dynamics with increasing volume for the different teddies.

‘I Jump out of Bed in the Morning’ features in the gross motor section with a discussion on which things we do in the morning are loud or quiet.

Activity Sheet – CLAPPING TEDDIES for comparative language and colouring.

Focus – ANIMAL THEME

Animal songs feature and the children are encouraged to clap the syllables of their favourite animal’s name then mime their favourite animal in the standing section.

A visual cue – Poppet – is used for starting and stopping instruments.

Activity Sheet – 5 LITTLE DUCKS to link with the animal based number song. 

Focus – FAMILIES

A rhyme about different people in the family starts this lesson and leads into a group discussion on different family setups.

‘The Wheels on the Bus’ is used for a discussion about what different family members would do on the bus followed by playing along to the recorded version.

Activity Sheet – FAMILIES with blank faces for the children to draw their family members on.

ORP9

Focus – DYNAMICS

The EYMAM Sergeant Soft and Lieutenant Loud activity is used to explore clapping and moving in quiet and loud ways.  

These characters are also used to encourage playing the percussion instruments loudly and softly as appropriate.

Activity Sheet – 5 LITTLE CARS to link with the number song in this session.

Focus – CREATIVE DANCE

This lesson incorporates some number based songs and rhymes and the focus for the creative gross motor activity comes from ‘5 Little Clouds’.  The children are encouraged to think of the way in which clouds move and to create a cloud dance using scarves.

Activity Sheet – NUMBERS for number recognition and matching.

Focus – BEACH THEME

Beach based rhymes and songs feature throughout this session and the gross motor activity involves miming the elements of a day at the beach.  

‘Footprints in the sand’ is a lively action song and instruments are played along to ‘I do like to be beside the seaside’.

Activity Sheet – BEACH ITEMS to link with the theme and for discussion/colouring.

Focus – TEMPO AND DYNAMICS

An elephant and a mouse are used for comparison of loud and soft, and fast and slow.  These concepts are explored through movement in the gross motor section and when playing the percussion instruments.

Activity Sheet – ELEPHANT to link with the theme.

Focus – FOOD THEME

Food based songs such as ‘5 Fairy Cakes’, ‘5 Currant Buns’ and ’10 Fat sausages’ feature.  A gross motor activity involves cooperatively thinking of ingredients for a meal and allows for discussion on healthy eating.

Activity Sheet – DIFFERENT FOODS for discussion and colouring.

ORP10

Focus – NUMBER THEME

A number rhyme starts this lesson and the gross motor activity involves counting he combined legs of the group then thinking of activities to do on one leg or two feet.

Activity Sheet – BUSES to link in with the ‘Bright Yellow Bus’ song.

 

Focus – DYNAMICS

The EYMAM Angry Alligators activity is used to explore dynamics with increasing volume for the different sized alligators.  

‘The Safari Train’ is a complementary gross motor song.

Activity Sheet – ALLIGATORS for comparative language and colouring.

Focus – MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Songs and activities involving different instruments feature, including pretending to play and march like a band. 

‘I am the Music Man’ and an instrumental track to mime along to are used.

Activity Sheet – INSTRUMENTS for discussion and colouring.

FOCUS – CHRISTMAS THEME 1

Christmas themed session with seasonal songs and a gross motor activity based on going out on a snowy day, involving discussion and mime.

Activity Sheet – SNOWMAN for discussion and colouring.

Focus – CHRISTMAS THEME 2

Festive songs and rhymes with a gross motor activity based around decorating a Christmas tree.  

Both Christmas lessons allow time for discussing other festivities if children do not celebrate Christmas.

Activity Sheet – CHRISTMAS STOCKING for excitement and colouring!

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