Halloween 2015

Sorry I’ve been abandoning my blog of late but have a lot on.

Will be celebrating Halloween again in school.  I have been singing a song in schools for many years which I remembered from my childhood.  I couldn’t remember where it came from but could sing the tune and the words, more or less.  I hadn’t even thought of looking on Youtbe and then a colleague found it!

As you can see from the age of the video, I must have watched it on TV as a child.  Just goes to show the power of music, as I remembered the song many years later when I started teaching in Spain!

I made up the words though and hearing the original, have realised my version is easier.

In school we sing:

We’re witches of Halloween.  Woooo! (Stand up on Halloween.  Sit down on Wooo!)

Our faces are ugly and green. Woooo! (Stand up on green.  Sit down on Wooo!)

We fly around at night. (Stand up and pretend to fly on a broomstick)

And give you such a fright! (Stay standing and hold up hands and jump forward to give a fright)

We’re witches of Halloween. Wooo! (Stand up on Halloween.  Sit down on Wooo!)

 

We’re witches of Halloween.  Woooo! (Stand up on Halloween.  Sit down on Wooo!)

Our faces are ugly and green. Woooo! (Stand up on green.  Sit down on Wooo!)

We have a pointed hat. (Hold hands above your head like a pointed hat)

And a big black cat. (Stay standing and make the four fingers on both hands into whiskers and draw fingers away from cheeks)

We’re witches of Halloween. Wooo! (Stand up on Halloween.  Sit down on Wooo!)

We sing the song and every time the children sing the sound /iː/, as in ‘Halloween’ and ‘green’, they stand up and when they sing /uː/ in ‘Wooo!’, they sit down.  They love all the standing up, sitting down and the other actions.

An option for younger children is my Halloween song from Splash A.  Here you’ve got me acting it out with a group of teachers in Galicia, Spain.  I really ‘ham up’ the actions when I’m in class though.  I’m obviously a little more embarrassed in front of an adult audience!

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