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Church Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7EZ


Barnburgh Primary School

Learning to shine together


World Nursery Rhyme Week

This event is aimed at young children in EYFS and Year 1. During the week the children are encouraged to focus on various rhymes (one a day) 

The 5 rhymes for 2021 are:

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Incy Wincy Spider

Wind The Bobbin

Down In The Jungle

Sleeping Bunnies

(These can be found on the official website if you’re unsure of any)


World Nursery Rhyme week is aimed to provide  a week full of activities designed to explore the three key areas of skill development:

  •  vocabulary, language and literacy skills
  •  numeracy skills
  •  social, physical and emotional skills


The central element of the week is the Rhyme-A-Day Challenge but there is an encouragement to use the week to read around the core elements with children to show how much fun nursery rhymes can be and how an interest in reading, rhyming and song can be a great thing to develop.

Early Years

Nursery and Reception have enjoyed singing lots of nursery rhymes this week with a focus on the 5 songs chosen for World Nursery Rhyme Week. Nursery rhymes are the perfect way to engage children in communicating and help develop speaking skills. 

Year One

Year 1 have enjoyed exploring all aspects of nursery rhymes this week. They have explored the meaning behind the songs and have discovered how reading can be made fun. Throughout the week the children were encouraged to listen to the nursery rhymes, read the lyrics and eventually join in with the song. The children enjoyed performing these as a class and used actions to remember the lyrics.