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Welcome to Bapchild Music Zone

Welcome to Bapchild Music Zone in which, as you would expect, you can find out about all things 'Musical.' Here, you will find some Home Learning tasks . There will also be information about online music events and other fun activities which you could try when you have a spare moment or two.






​​​​​​Welcome Back Everybody!! 

With lockdown almost at an end, it has been so lovely to see you all face to face last week instead of just virtually! Our music sessions have been filled with LOTS of practical instrument activities to make up for all the time spent at home where you may not have had access to instruments. You've had plenty of opportunity to express yourself, release any tension and hopefully you've had lots of fun!

Music Curriculum Term 5

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. 

The Power of Music

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...

  • Singing can improve your mood, work as an effective stress-reliever and can sometimes improve sleep.
  • It releases pain-relieving endorphins, helping you to forget that painful tooth/knee/worry.
  • Your posture improves and your lung capacity increases. 
  • Singing can boost your confidence and help you to communicate to others. 

'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: 

  • Mambo Italiano
  • O Fortuna
  • Lion King Medley
  • The Beatles Medley
  • The Muppets Medley
  • Pop Medley


Weekly Home Learning during Lockdown Periods

During any Lockdowns, a music activity will be posted for KS1 and KS2 every week. These will be found on Google Classroom. Please click on 'Classwork' and here, you will find all the Music tasks which were set during Lockdown 3.

Music Activities 


If you enjoy your Class Music lessons, you might like to try some of these: 


Body Percussion by Ollie Tumner, a performer from the musical 'Stomp.' 

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: 

KS1 Music Activities

Here are some fun activities aimed more specifically at KS1...


Activity 1

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


Activity 2 

 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.

Activity 3

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: 


Christmas Is Coming...



Christmas is Coming....

It's official - we are allowed to start Christmas a little early this year, so let's start spreading some festive cheer by singing some Christmas Songs and Carols. Take a look at the Christmas Sing-A-Long Lyric sheets, click on the links and have some fun. Maybe you could learn a song and sing it to your family and friends down the phone or on a Virtual get together. You could even choreograph your own dance actions to match. Above all, have fun! 


The Twelve Days of Christmas Song

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. 


Snow Business.wma

Snow Business (Christmas Medley)

Away in a Manger

Away in a Manger

Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells

Waht A Glorious Night -Instrumental_NOintro.mp3

O What A Glorious Night

16 Track 16 See him lying on a bed of straw.wma

Calypso Carol (See Him Lying In A Bed of Straw)

Sparkle and shine (backing track).mp3

Sparkle and Shine (From 'Nativity' the Musical)

The Twelve Days of Christmas.mp3

The Twelve Days of Christmas

snow is falling - merry christmas everyone +2 semitone.mp3

Snow is Falling (Merry Christmas Everyone)

20 We wish you a merry Christmas.wma

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

merry christmas slade (+1).mp3

Merry Christmas - Slade

All I want for christmas (Mariah Carey) Stereo.mp3

All I Want For Christmas Is You

Fancy creating your own Christmas Body Percussion Spectacular? 

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