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Help, does any body know the words to Row, row, row your boat. I can only find the first verse and I'm not confident about the others, can anybody help. We have our Ofsted inspection soon so don't want to make a silly mistake!

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If nobody else posts before I have the book at work and am going in towards the end of the week-if that's any help?

When do you need it for?

Linda

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Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.

 

Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream

If you see a crocodile, don't forget to scream.

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Row row row your boat gently down the river,

if you see a Jelly fish dont forget to shiver.

 

Row row etc down the stream

If you see a crocodile don't forget to scream.....

Kids love that one might thing twice about doing while ofsted were in though ! :D

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Many thanks for all your replies. I hope I'm responding in the right place - I have visited the site many times but have this is my first message! Linda the end of the week would be fine, thank you.

 

I'm reading all the comments about Ofsted with interest, like the poems too! Great site. Debbie

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Or:

 

 

Rock, rock, rock your boat gently down the stream,

If you see a crocodile, don't forget to

 

S C R E A M (it changes the movements slightly, and rock rhymes with croc)

 

Also

 

Row, row, row, your boat, gently to and fro,

merrily, merrily, merrily,

into the water you go

 

S P L A S H (some more movements)

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Hi Deb,

 

I have a nusrsery rhyme book - slide down the rainbow that has alternative versus - one about throwing in your teacher!! that the children love! can't quite remember all the words - i'm on half term at the mo but will have a look when i go back in on monday!

 

Sarah xox

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Hi

We have had such fun with this at pre-school! One of the best was the day I let the children think of/choose an animal we might meet whilst rowing and the associated sound we would make. Of course we 'met' dogs that barked, cats that miaowed, cows that mooed and so on and then one little lad suggested meeting an aardvark!!!!! and the noise an aardvark makes?? no idea, answers on a postcard please!

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Just caught on to this line.

 

Can't think of anything new myself, sorry, but have just had a good laugh at everyone else's ideas, especially Steve's.

 

I've got Ofsted coming in next week (supposedly) so I might just try some of these ideas. It could make her sit up a little.

 

Mobbster

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Row, row, row your boat gently down the nile

If you see an octopus don't forget to smile :D

 

There are so many different versions of the rhyme, the possobilities are endless! Hope all goes well.

 

Lisa

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hi all

 

I never knew there were so many interesting versions of this poem. i will be adding a few more verses the next time we sing this at toddler group.

 

thanks to all

 

julie.s

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Hoist, hoist, hoist the sail

we're setting out to sea

we're sailing to an island

Teddy, you and me

 

Leap, leap, leap ashore

Jump onto the land

Splashing in the water

And kicking up the sand

 

Thump, bump, humpety-bump

Who's that on the track?

A great big friendly elephant

Let's climb up on his back

 

7 more verses Row Your Boat, Pippa Goodheart, ISBN: 0-7497-3159-1

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  • 1 month later...

Row row row your boat gently out to sea

If you met a big blue whale

ask her home for tea

 

Row row row your boat gentle down the river

If yousee a polar bear dont forget to shiver

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I have to say, this is one of my favourite rhymes. It is great, with the aid of the crocodile line, to allow the children to scream with all their might. We used to have a signal that meant the children should stop screaming. We used it in a concert once and they were fantastic, even the littlest ones stopped on the signal. I think Ofsted would appreciate a little ear drum bashing!

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As mentioned elsewhere, our topic for this term is transport and as a desparate measure we have changed the words to

Drive drive drive your car gently down the street,

merrily ...................

dont forget to use your feet!

 

On the back of this, and appreciating the humour the change has caused, has really inspired the children to invent their own rhymes and not be afraid to invent their own verses.........

after a lot of adult modelling why not be brave and let go and let the children invent....... who could fail to be impressed?

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Just to let you all know....

 

 

"row, row, row" is one of the "activities" I use with the severely ASD child I work with. She is seven and on an intervention programme. We hit upon "rowing" by accident (she is quite heavy to carry and I needed to put her down, so we did it all .... then, "into the water we go" ...... so we could be on the floor).

 

I am using, or keeping for future use, all your lovely suggestions.

 

Diane.

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