Lesson 4 - Music
Today we are going to look at another nursery rhyme, today's nursery rhyme is 'Sing a Song of Sixpence'.
As with lots of nursery rhymes, no one is certain what this one is about, but the king in the rhyme could be the famous Tudor monarch Henry VIII. However some people think 'Sing a Song of Sixpence' is actually a coded message used by pirates, like the infamous Blackbeard, to recruit new crew members. Blackbeard sailed the seas in the 18th century ( the Victorian era), some think that 'Sing a Song of Sixpence' was originally one of these coded messages, sung in pubs in ports across the world by the crew of a notorious pirate called Blackbeard. According to this idea, ‘the king’ wasn’t a king at all, but Blackbeard himself, and ‘the queen’ was his ship, called ‘The Queen Anne’.
Watch the video below and learn the words and actions.
For an extra activity can you create a wanted poster for Blackbeard or even bake a yummy pie.