Song that teaches children how to spell the tricky words 'were' and 'there'.
• As a teaching aid during a phonics lesson that focuses on the writing of these 2 tricky words. Simply play the song to the children a few times, getting them to sing along with the words. Then everytime you ask them to spell one of these words, remind them they know a song to help them and sing it together before they have a go at writing.
• If a child is stuck with writing one of these words when engaged in a piece of writing outside a phonics session, ask him/her to sing the song to remind him/her of the spelling. Similarly if you have marked a piece of writing and one of these words is incorrect, ask the chid to sing the song to help him/her correct it.