Summer 2: Growing Plants
We are learning about duration of notes - crotchet, quaver and rests.
Crotchets are one beat (ta) but in the US they are called quarter notes.
Quavers are half a beat (ti-ti) but in the US they are called eighth notes.
The crotchet rest (sssh) looks like a squiggle, a cross between a 7 and a Z.
Week 2: Albi came in late as he'd done another job, and straight away he wrote a rhythm! He used rests which we hadn't learnt yet. Amazing!
Week 1: We had an online assessment and afterwards used the programme to write crotchets and quavers. This is Arqam's piece called "Roblox the best".
2023 Summer 1: Red Riding Hood.
Latest work at the top of the page... scroll down for more
Week 6: We tried to improvise to a blues scale on C. Michelle has used pitch and rhythm here
Week 5: The Amazing Alex spontaneously added pitch! Well done Eva for copying the rhythm
Week 5: Working in a group of 3
Week 5: Rhythm and claves composition, call and response
Week 5: 2 part singing - Ladybirds sung A, Caterpillars sung part B (It was a big video so we had to make it into audio)
Week 4: Archie and Aayan played shared piano and sang the same pitch
Week 3: Rory has a go at pitching, "I'm the Wolfie" and the year group copy him...
Week 2: Trying to use do and re symbols to show changes in pitch for our creations of "I'm the wolf"
Week 2: Ariana and Sapph tried to play Do and Re and sing the same pitch to the words "I'm the wolfie". It was really tricky!
We started to play another round, Row, Row, Row your boat. Here is Adam P
Week 1: Here is Adam A
Week 1: Here is Eva
Spring 2: Minibeasts - timbre and texture
Zuzanna has made a repeated rhythmic pattern
Assessment Composition: Vanna has made a repeating melodic pattern for Superworm
Mia has used the Djembe very creatively to represent Superworm
Assessment composition: Harry used dynamics for his Anansi composition
Assessment composition: Michelle sang and played to Superworm
Assessment composition: Alona based hers on the Anansi story which she sang as well
Assessment week: Olivia created this amazing piece of music for Anansi
Assessment week: This was Olivia's piece performed by her
Assessment week: Albi spontaneously added a repeat into his compsition, Mrs Williams had to quickly find the camera, so here is the end of his music. Amazing!
15th March: We were lucky to have Baby SUSO (Southampton University Symphony Orchestra) come and perform. There are some quotes from children below.
Quotes from year 2 children about the concert.
"I like the violin and the woodwind."
"The mini version of the flute was the piccolo."
"I liked the double bass - it was forte (loud!)"
Week 4: great to see Caterpillar class choosing the book and enjoying singing along even when not in music lessons!
Week 4: choosing a suitable timbre for snake. 1. Triangles?
or maybe playing the triangle this way instead...
How about a guiro?
Caterpillar class was persuaded by the egg shaker group
Ladybirds class went for a melodic timbre - the glockenspiel
Ladybirds class played a glockenspiel glissando accompanying the music
Week 3: Chris has played djembe before
Week 3: Chris showing everyone djembe for the first time
Week 3: We found out how many sounds we could make out of a piece of paper. Here we are shaking it.
Week 3: We also tried to hit the paper with our hands and make a different sound
Week 2: Guess whose squeaky voices these are?!
End of unit assessment
Week 4: Making rhythms to clap with crotchets, quavers and rests
Week 3: Brilliant steady beats from Christopher, Alona and Manahil. Can you name the percussion instruments they are playing?
Week 3: Playing a steady beat to music: tambourines
Week 2: The whole year group went to the Mayflower MAST theatre to see the Southampton Wind Band.
"I liked when the dynamics got loud and quiet."
"I liked thy rhythms."
"I liked the big bass drum going BANG!"
"It sounded like Space."
"My favourite was star wars because I really like the music from Star Wars."
Week 1: repeating clave patterns made by children
Spring 1: Your Name The Beat
Week 1: We have been playing rhythm games "Don't Clap This One Back" and "Can you co-py rhythm?" Show your grown up how you play the game. Can you catch them out?
Which level would you choose?
End of term assessment: Children had to drag the instruments to the correct family.
Here is a photo and the website for you to show your grown up at home.
Everyone could complete beginner level and most pupils could even confidently finish advanced. Good work Year 2!
Week 5: Listening to Fairy Tale Characters
Week 3 we looked at string instruments. Mrs Williams and Zenny sang the Titanic chorus with Mrs Williams playing the only 3 chords she knows on the guitar!
Week 2: We ordered the percussion instruments from quietest to loudest (piano to forte!)
Autumn 2: The Sleepy Story Orchestra
This term we area learning all about the instruments of the orchestra and the effects of dynamics on the music (how loud and quiet it is)
Week 1: We learnt the Italian names for quiet and loud - piano (pronounced pi-ah-no) and forte (for-tay)
End of unit performance. Can you hear the repeated parts?
Week 5 - Writing our music
Week 4 - Composing
Week 4 - composing with 4 notes
Week 3: Creating our own high/low pitch pattern
Week 3 Copying
Autumn Term: The Disgusting Sandwich
This week we explored the glockenspiels and put the notes in order so we can start our composition soon. We found Mrs Williams' puppets - Chase, Dory, Elsa, Fred Flintstone, Gruffalo, Ana and Bee
Do you know the names of the notes?
In week 2 we tried putting 3 notes together to make high and low compositions. Mrs. Williams was very proud and video'd Caterpillars, but the camera wouldn't download them sadly.