To memorize our fact on the Battle of Hastings this week, try the tune of The Wheels on the Bus again:
In 1055 the Battle of Hastings
wa-as fought (thrust out imaginary sword)
would be the next king of Eng-land! (make crowning motion on head)
And was won by William the Conqueror--
(shout) Duke of Normandy!
P.S. I usually assign one child, usually a younger one, the shouting role at the end. It involves them in the fun, and they wait with gleeful anticipation for the end of the song everytime we sing it. Then everyone laughs!