Singing in a round!

In Year 1 we have been appraising nursery rhymes with a focus on where they originated from. Last week we looked at the song ‘Hot Cross Buns’. We discovered the song was more than 300 years old and was used by bakers to help sell their delicious buns. We performed our song in a round. At first we found this extremely tricky as we would sing each other’s parts. As a result, for this week Miss Dale sang one part and the children sang the other. Here was the final outcome.

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This week we were determined to keep practicing singing in a round. We appraised another traditional nursery rhyme ‘Row, row, row your boat’. We then looked at more additions to the song that have been invented over the years. We agreed our favourite was the crocodile one so we decided to perform this in a round and WE DID IT! So proud Year 1, well done!

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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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Year 6 Recorders

Year 6 have been learning Silent Night on the recorder in their music lessons this half term!

We revisited the notes we learned in Year 5 and learned how to play some new ones including Low C, High C and F#. We built on our existing knowledge of how to read music by looking at how time signatures affect how music is played.

We have enjoyed being musicians and performing what we have learned.

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 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!