Following on from their learning in class, we looked at how instruments can be sorted into groups by different materials.
The children raised some interesting questions and discovered that our african drums (djembes) were made from animal skin!!
After an overwhelming number of Year 2 children wanting to learn the ukulele, we have decided to include some ukulele sessions into their music lessons. We started today and it was very impressive how quickly they picked up on playing the instrument.
Children who have already learnt skills on the ukulele helped us take the role […]
Years 1&2 kick started our Magical Traditions with a song about different Father Christmas’ across the world followed by songs from Australia, Ukraine and Columbia. Our Year 2’s sang in Spanish for the first time and did a fantastic job of it too.
It was great to see their learning come alive on stage!
The children prepared well for their Magical Traditions performances, by creating original lyrics, working on their moves and singing in different languages. There were fun and frolics from the Year 3’s and the Year 4’s demonstrated wonderful harmonies, with a composed performance in Swedish.
The ukuleles also gave a lovely rendition of Deck the Halls. It […]
This week we have been celebrating all the arts in conjunction with Artsmark celebration week.
We have been working on a whole school text called Little Red by Bethan Woollvin. Everyone from nursery to Year 6 we have been been writing songs and singing, dancing, creating fantastic art work and taking part in drama activities.
It’s been […]
We have been celebrating BBC Music day today!
Children have sung in their classrooms, played their instruments in the hall and had an opportunity to sing in the playground at our stop and sing signs.
We have followed work from BBC Ten pieces and our favourite singing website, Sing Up.
Thank you to our PTA who have purchased recorders for all our Year 3’s. They are very excited to start learning some pieces. Watch this space!
In Year 5 we have been listening to soundscapes of villages around the world. We have identified sounds, looked at layering, used the musical elements and created our own graphic scores in order to create our own soundscapes.
Well done to our instrumentalists who took part in their ABRSM grade exams. We had an array of exams, including the flute, violin and recorder. They have worked really hard and deserve a well rested Summer holiday!!