Lockdown 3 is nearly over and at last, we get to see each again. It was so lovely to see you all face to face last week instead of just virtually! For the next few weeks, our music sessions are going to be filled with LOTS of practical instrument activities doing all the kinds of things that would have been difficult without instruments at home. You will have plenty of opportunity to express yourself, release any tension and hopefully have lots of fun!
We will learn about the skills needed to play as an ENSEMBLE and every class will be learning to read some MUSIC NOTATION.
Year 6 and Year 3 : Listen to and review a range of works by famous composers and perform some of these using Boomwhackers, glockenspiels and bells .
Year 5: Chair Drumming - performing and composing rhythm loops consisting of the kick, snare and hi-hat.
Year 4: Ukulele - to be able to play to chords, C, Am, F and G and use these to perform simple well known songs.
Year 2: Reading and performing simple rhythmic notation using untuned percussion and body percussion.
Year 1: Learning to follow symbols and perform to a steady beat using untuned percussion.
Year R: Learning about pitch (High and Low) Exploring high and low notes on glockenspiels; writing our own symbols to represent high and low.
Please also remember that there was a music activity posted onto Google Classroom every week during Lockdown. Please feel free to take a look if you haven't already done so.
Listening to Music can have a huge benefit to your mental wellbeing. Certain songs and those you enjoy can help lift your mood and make you feel happy. I love 'Reach' by S Club7.
Can you find 4 songs that make you feel good?
Did you know there are many health benefits from singing. These include...
'Young Voices' 2021
Due to the pandemic, we regret that we will be unable to take you to sing at the O2 this year however, not all is lost. The good news is, you may still access all the songs for 2021 and this is how...
Click on the following link to the Young Voices Music Room https://www.youngvoices.co.uk/music-room You will then be asked to enter an access code. You will need to type YV2021 and then you will find all the lyric sheets, lyric videos, dance videos and Spotify links.
There are plans for a Virtual attempt to try and break The Guinness World Record for the largest number of people singing simultaneously to celebrate 25 years of Young Voices.
Songs this year include:
If you enjoy your Class Music lessons, you might like to try some of these:
You do not need to have instruments at home to make music. Our voices and bodies can make fantastic music. We can also use objects around the house. Take a look at these performances by Stomp...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqYyO_EXWA0 Music with newspapers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ7aYQtIldg Music with brooms Part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-0lrHhpvGM&list=RD93t6bCnAvk4&index=4 Music with little brooms and hosepipes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EULpbJQLzSg&list=RD93t6bCnAvk4&index=3 Dishwashers are crazy!
Ollie Tumner, a performer from 'Stomp' has created a website called Beat Goes On. Here are some videos you might want to check out:
Here are some fun activities aimed more specifically at KS1...
Listen to Gathered round the Christmas tree song. You will find it in Play It!. section of Bring the Noise. (See below)
Use the tool to clap or sing-along, break down the different elements of the song. Then try to make up your own dance to the song.
Here is a copy of the song words http://teach.files.bbci.co.uk/bringthenoise/lesson_plans/gathered_round_lyrics_sheet.pdf
Visit https://musicplayonline.com/ This website is currently free to use and has some great music games on it.
We used this website to find out about the instruments of the orchestra.
Take a listen to the following orchestra who have got together virtually to perform 'Sleigh Ride.' See if you can answer the quiz questions that accompany it.
For the quiz, click on this:
Please take a look at this song and see if you can learn this one really well. It would be lovely if we could do this as a Christmas Virtual Song. We will have to see if there is enough time to organise this once we have all returned to school and if there isn't, well it's a fun song to do with your family, especially if you try to add all the actions.
Watch an animation video here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-the-twelve-days-of-christmas/zmvp2sg
Watch how to do the actions here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhL5Js2WE3c
You will find all the song words and the backing track below.
Try creating some sentences to do with Christmas. Next, take the rhythms from these words and try them out using your own body percussion. (Stamping, clapping, clicking, rubbing hand, tapping your chest, tapping your belly.)
E.g Giv-ing gifts, poss-i-bil-ity of snow, San-ta Claus, ho, ho, ho