Week Beginning 04th January 2021
To explore how words have different numbers of syllables. (Syl-la-bles)
To mark the beat over words in a poem.
1) Watch the video on syllables. (Syl-la-bles)
2) Can you remember this poem: 'If You Should Read A Crocodile'?
3) Work out how many syllables are in each line of the poem. What do you notice?
1) Alongside the syllables, is a steady beat running through the music. There are 4
beats in each line. Print or write out a copy of the words to this poem.
2) Listen to the following recording and underline where you hear the drum.
Which syllable have you marked?
Sometimes the beat strikes where there are no words.
Add a heart beat above the words you have underlined. The first beat is
always louder so make the first heart of each line bigger than the other beats.
If You Should Meet A Crocodile
If you should meet a croc - o - dile,
Don’t take a stick and poke him;
Ig - nore the wel - come in his smile,
Be care - ful not to stroke him.
For as he sleeps u - pon the Nile,
He thin - ner gets and thin - ner;
And when - e’er you meet a croc - o - dile
He’s rea - dy for his DIN - NER!