Summer 2: Sun, Sea and Song!
This topic is mostly being taught by class teachers but you can join in by following the website below.
week 1: Outdoor learning singing in pairs with picture cards
Week 1: 6 pupils in Frogs class shaking the maraca in time and passing to the next person. Awesome work! Sorry we can't see you but we can hear the pulse/beat
Week 1: We can use our thinking voices to miss words in singing. It is tricky but we are persevering
Summer 1: The Great Fire of London
Latest work at the top of the page
Week 5: Frogs class use fantastic dynamics for a class Great Fire composition
Week 4: We made a sequence for the Great Fire. We used body percussion and Isabelle played instruments due to a broken arm!
Week 3: Teddy's Flow, Flow, Flow music
Week 3: Creating our own Flow Flow Flow melody on the glockenspiel
Week 2: Singing low, high then low pitch
Week 2: Bead strings showing low, high and then low pitch again
Week 1: Frogs Class group work going from quiet to loud
Week 1: Otters class playing their percussion from a flame to a huge fire! Can you hear the change in dynamics?
Spring 2: A Song of Gladness - exploring timbre and texture
Week 5: We tried "shared piano" on Chrome Music Lab. Melissa and Mya could both use more than one finger to play - like proper pianists!
Week 5: we created little melodies
Week 4: djembe drums. We watched the YouYube video below to make the pattern "peanut butter sandwich." Here is Milan having a go. Great focus
More of Year 1 djembe drumming
Teddy loves the djembe and can play different timbres
Week 3: children working together to play bass, tone and slap - different timbres (sounds) the djembe makes
Week 3: Miss Oldham played the flute but Mrs Williams video wasn't very good!
Week 3: Playing the djembe - Arthur mastered bass, tone and slap!
Week 1: pre-assessment - what do you know about these instruments?
Week 2: We can play percussion
Week 5: Noah has added note names to his high/low composition
Week 5: Creating graphic scores using coloured dots - small for high and big for low. Well done Cody!
Week 4: We also learnt the opposite, the bass clef.
Week 4 - we learnt new words - treble clef shows the high notes
Year 1 Week 2 a whole year group lesson with Boomwhackers in the hall ending with everyone having a go at using the high to low giant piano
Spring 1: Pitch - the Dog, the Bear and the Piano
Week 1: We have been learning about which animals make high or low sounds.
End of topic - we made videos with Chrome Oscillator. Can you tell which bits are legato (smooth) or staccato (spikey)?
Week 3: We made Mars Percussion patterns and tried to play them together. It was quite hard to play all at the same time
Week 2: We made rockets out of multilink and whooshed them up to Mars!
Autumn 2: Toys In Space!
This term we are looking at Holst's The Planets and thinking about what space sounds like!
First of all we watched an orchestra play Mars and moved around the room to it.
We learnt the words staccato and legato. Ask us what they mean!
Week 6 - we made our own rhythms!
Week 3 I am a robot rhythm
Our learning this half term is based on "I am a Robot" from BBC Bring the Noise.
You can find it here.
At the end of week 1 we watched one of our girls sing her own composition, "I am Minnie Mouse, I go squeak, squeak, squeak, squeak." Her video was on our social media page. We also tried to play instruments in time together in a small group. It was difficult but it was only our first time!
In Week 3 We tried to play our instruments to the rhythm. See video below