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Come and Shout

A celebration of joy and physicality.

by Gordon and Ronni Lamont

Suitable for Key Stage 1

Aims

A celebration of joy and physicality.

Preparation and materials

  • You will need a copy of 'Celebration rap' (No. 7 in the Come and Praise Beginning songbook).
  • A flip-chart or OHP would also be useful.

Assembly

  1. Introduce the song: 'Celebration rap', Come and Praise Beginning, 7. Practise it a few times in two groups until the children can sing the words and do the actions quickly. Have fun with trying the song faster and faster.

  2. To dissipate some of the energy produced, ask the children to sit still with their eyes closed and listen carefully to all the sounds around them. Say that they need to listen carefully because they'll be using the sounds soon.

  3. Talk about the sounds they have heard and put them in order of loudness, from the quietest to the loudest.

  4. Create new verses for the song based on the following pattern, adding the sounds that the children have listed:

    Come and listen for joy
    Come and listen for joy

    Come and listen for joy
    Listen to the birds

    Come and listen for joy
    Listen to the birds
    And hear the road

    Come and listen for joy
    Listen to the birds
    And hear the road
    And listen to the phone ring

    and so on.

  5. End by singing the new (i.e. listen) version through, and then go straight into the original.

Time for reflection

Dear God,
Thank you for sounds that we hear
And sounds that we make
Thank you for things that we see
And actions we take.
Amen.

Song/music

'Celebration rap' (Come and Praise, 7)

Publication date: March 2003   (Vol.5 No.3)    Published by SPCK, London, UK.
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