hey you!

Year 1 have loved listening to, appraising, and performing the song ‘Hey you!’ by Joanna Mangona. We have been especially good at finding the pulse of this song, remembering it is like a heartbeat. Here is our final performance using BSL for our actions.

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The wheels on the bus

In music this week, Year 1 have been looking at the nursery rhyme ‘The Wheels on the Bus‘.

We found out the song was first published in 1939.

We listened to different versions and talked about the verses we knew.

The nursery rhyme has changed lots over time with new verse added. We talked about how the ‘the blinkers on the bus’ would not have been in the original version as busses did not have indicators then and when we looked at pictures of an old bus we decided ‘the wipers on bus’ would have been added as well because we could not see any wipers on the bus.

We had a go at thinking of our own verse to add to the song. We composed our own verses to sing.

Year 1 liked composing verses about their pets as sometimes animals go the bus. We thought of bunnies, cats and dogs.

Have a listen to our new verses. We hope you like them.

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Nursery Rhymes

This week in year 1 during our music lesson we got the chance to talk about our favourite nursery rhymes.

We know lots of nursery rhymes, some of our favourites are ‘Ba ba black sheep’, ‘Twinkle twinkle little star’, ‘Wind the bobbin up’ and ‘Humpty Dumpty’ to name a few.

We had the chance to listen to lots of nursery rhymes and we appraised the music in them. We liked how the music in the nursery rhymes was ‘soft‘ and ‘gentle‘ and our voices were soft and gentle too to match the music.

We really enjoyed performing our favourite nursery rhymes and can’t wait for our next music lesson!

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The Year 2 Christmas Readings and Carol Service.

Today, our Year 2 children performed their Christmas readings and carols at St Nicholas Church.

The children sang and spoke beautifully and enjoyed performing in front of our audience.

A huge thank you to The Reverend Paul Copley and congratulations to all of our brilliant Year 2 children. What a wonderful performance!

Year 5 Recorders

For the past few weeks, Year 5 have been learning to play the recorder. We have learned to play notes, such as B, A, G and E, and learned to play different songs using all the notes we have learned. We have really enjoyed learning this instrument!

Appraising Christmas Carols

As musicians, the children in Year 4 have been busy appraising different Christmas Carols and identifying several themes within each musical piece such as…

  • the theme/story the musical piece portrays
  • the mood/emotions the piece emits
  • any accompanying instruments being played
  • the rhythm and tempo of the musical piece

Here are just a few carols we have appraised so far…

 

 

Musical Maestros

 

We in Year 4 have been having a fabulous time learning to play various tunes on the glockenspiel this term.

Following the Charanga music scheme has allowed to become more knowlegable about both the theory and language of music, whilst having fun playing various musical pieces such as ‘DEF-inately’, ‘What’s Up?’ and ‘Strictly D’ to name but a few.

DEFinately…

 

Strictly D…

 

We are currently learning and perfecting a traditional festive tune so… watch this space!

Science in music

Year 4 were very lucky to have been visited by students from the Hull University Music department.  In collaboration with the Hull Music Hub, they delivered a workshop to our the children about sound and music. It was a fabulous end to their science topic about sound, and an excellent opportunity to use their knowledge to discover and investigate how science can be applied to real life, everyday things. The children were able to apply their understanding of sound to work out how each of the instruments worked and why they were making the different pitches. It was also an incredible opportunity for the children to see some real live musicians up close and have a play with the instruments.

 

 

 

 

Year 4 Music

Year 4 have been busy appraising music and learning new songs on the glockenspiel.

In celebration of black history month, we listened to and appraised ‘What a wonderful world’ by the black artist Louis Armstrong. We spoke a little about his history and when he wrote the song. We also discussed what it might have meant to music and black people back in the 60s.

There were mixed reviews, but the children are getting better at really listening to the music and talking about how as song is it made up.

 

The children then started learning a new song on the Glockenspiel, I wonder if you can tell which song it is from the video clip?