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Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas

Chorus

Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas!
Sing a song for the glorious season.
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas!
Sing a song for a happy new year.

Verse 1

Sing verily, merrily, loud and strong,
Welcome the wintry season.
Just follow along with the holiday song. Santa is here again, yes!

Chorus

Verse 2

Now reindeer fly, if you need any proof.
It's merely a matter of reason.
Just listen, you'll hear when they land on the roof.
Santa is here again, yes!

Chorus

Chorus 2

Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas!
Sing a song for the obvious reason.
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas!
It’s a magical, miracle, annual, lyrical,
Sing it out loud, sing a song for a happy new year!     (Yes!)

Verse 1 repeated Chorus 1 repeated Chorus 2 repeated

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African Crib Carol

Chorus

Bayou, Christi bayou
Christi babanou
O Christi bayou
Sleep little one sleep
Sleep till the morning
Hush now, do not weep

Verse 1

See, Mary is near, keeping you safe
Nothing shall harm you, fright, nor alarm you
O Christi bayou

Chorus

Verse 2

Hush, shepherds draw near, wise men shall kneel
Homage to bring you, Angels shall sing you
So softly to sleep
Bayou, O Christi bayou

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Midnight

Verse 1

Midnight – there’s the strangest feeling in the air tonight
There’s something going on but I can’t make it out,
I wonder what it’s all about

Verse 2

Starlight - breaking through the darkness in the dead of night, illuminates the path that takes you out of sight,
and all the way to Bethlehem

Chorus

Tonight’s events were planned in heaven, the greatest story ever penned
Heaven and earth have come together, and life has come to Bethlehem.

Verse 3

Angels – taking care of things that only they can do
Are waiting in the wings to bring the joyful new, It’s going to turn the world around

Verse 4

Strangers – having made arrangement for a night or two, Have found accommodation in the crowded rooms,
The house is packed in Bethlehem

Chorus

Verse 5

Shepherds – minding their own business looking after things, Are startled by an unexpected happening,
As angel choir appear to them

Verse 6

Wise men – taking charts and telescopes and compasses, Investigate the star that takes them travelling,
Until the come to Bethlehem

Chorus

Ending

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Silent Night

Silent night, Holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin, mother and child
Holy infant, tender and mild Sleep in heavenly peace, Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, Holy night
Shepherd’s Quake at the sight Glories stream from Heaven afar Heavenly hosts sing ‘Halleluja’
Christ the saviour is born
Christ the saviour is born

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Why We Sing

Verse 1

A sound of hope, a sound of peace
A sound that celebrates and speaks what we believe
A sound of love, a sound so strong
It’s amazing what is given when we share a song

Chorus

This is why we sing, why we lift our voice
Why we stand as one in harmony
This is why we sing, why we lift our voice
Take my hand and sing with me

Verse 2

Soothe a soul, mend a heart
Bring together live that have been torn apart
Share the joy, find a friend
It’s a never ending gift that circles back again

Chorus

Verse 3

Music builds a bridge, it can tear down a wall
Music is a language that can speak to one and all This is why we sing, why we lift our voice
Why we stand as one in harmony
This is why we sing, why we lift our voice
Take my hand and sing with me

Ending

This is why we sing, we sing, we sing!

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A New Year Carol

Here we bring new water from the well so clear, For to worship God with, this happy New Year.
Sing levy dew, sing levy dew, the water and the wine;
The seven bright gold wires and the bugles that do shine.

Sing reign of Fair Maid, with gold upon her toe,
Open you the West Door, and turn the Old Year go. Sing levy dew, sing levy dew, the water and the wine;
The seven bright gold wires and the bugles that do shine.

Sing reign of Fair Maid, with gold upon her chin, Open you the East Door, and let the New Year in.
Sing levy dew, sing levy dew, the water and the wine;
The seven bright gold wires and the bugles that do shine.

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
From now on, our troubles will be out of sight, out of sight

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the Yuletide gay
From now on, our troubles will be miles away

Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more

Through the years we all will be together
If the fates allow
So hang a shining star upon the highest bough, on the highest bough

And have yourself a merry little Christmas, Merry Christmas now

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Somewhere in My Memory

Verse 1

Candles in the window, Shadows painting the ceiling
Gazing at the fire glow, Feeling that gingerbread feeling

Chorus

Precious moments, Special people, Happy faces, I can see
Somewhere in my memory, Christmas joys all around me

Living in my memory, All of the music
All of the magic, All of the family home here with me

Verse 2

Memories of my childhood, I’d be 5, 6, or 7
I would wake when dawn would, Living in Christmas Day heaven!

Chorus

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Snow

Softly like an answered prayer,
Silence falling from the air.

Pure and pale and true and slow
Drops the blessing of the snow.

The moonlit miracle all night
Soothes the dirty world with white.

Heaven blessing us below
With the answered prayer of snow.

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Blink

What if everyone blinked at the same time? Would it be a moment that we all missed?
Or the only one we all ever shared?
Would it be both? (x2)
Would it show our blindness,
How we're always looking but fail to see?
Only in recent times do people know,
You know, what they look like with their eyes closed.

What if everyone blinked at the same time? Would it be a moment that we all missed?
Or the only one we all ever shared?
Would it be both? (x3)

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In December

Verse 1

In December in December, when the lights are growing cold
In December, in December, our traditions new and old

Chorus

Light a candle in the window. Light a candle, watch it glow
In the dark of the night a flame burning bright reminds us of long ago

Verse 2

In December, in December, hear the music choirs sing
In December we remember, all the joy that love can bring.

Chorus

Verse 1 repeat

Ending

In December, this December, celebrate with peace and love.

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Autumn Term in Eagles

Maths

Across the school we will be having a focus on place value – particularly looking at numbers up to 10,000,000.  We will be making sure the children can identify the value of number, use negative numbers in context and practice practical problems using the skills they learn. We will then move on to addition and subtraction, performing mental calculations and putting them into contexts with multi-step problems.

Literacy

The children have already started making comparisons between folktales across different civilisations including Aztec, Mayan and Toltec. We have read ‘The Chocolate Tree’ by Linda Lowery, which has been a great starting point to introducing the children to the Mayan civilisation.

 

History and Geography

The children will be learning about the Mayan civilisation and during this first term we are fortunate to be having a visit from an archaeologist and expert in the Maya ways. Not only will the children be locating modern day cities influenced by the Mayans, but they will also be locating the old Mayan cities of the time.

RE

This will be taught by our Head teacher Mrs Davies. It will begin with a focus on the celebration of Harvest and moving on to wondering ‘What does it mean if God is holy and loving?’ Finishing off the term with Christmas celebrations.

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Mathletics

If your child is unaware of their login details ask them to see their class teacher please.

Spice Up Spellings

Your child will have a list of words each week. Please select from any of the activities to help support your child’s spellings. Encourage them to use a variety of the challenges and once completed please sign and date.

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