MUSIC

Music Homelearning- Dynamics

The BBC are uploading Music Homelearning tasks each week. Please see below's link should you wish to complete them.

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/ten-pieces-musical-menu/zmypxbk 

Activities-

1. Sing along to the hello song with Lucy Drever and BBC Philharmonic clarinettist John.

2.Find out what dynamics are with BBC Bitesize.

3. Listen to Storm Interlude from Britten's 'Peter Grimes' and hear how Britten uses dynamics to create a dramatic musical tempest. Once you have listened complete the linked worksheet.

 

Music Homelearning- Rhythm

The BBC are uploading Music Homelearning tasks each week. Please see below's link should you wish to complete them.

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/ten-pieces-musical-menu/zmypxbk 

Activities-

1. Fire up your mind and body and get ready for the day with Lucy Drever and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra trumpeter Mark, as they warm up with you from home.

2. Learn about rhythm and pulse with BBC Bitesize featuring an animated Anna Meredith.

3. Listen to Connect It by Anna Meredith; a piece that uses rhythm, voices and body percussion and complete our linked worksheet.

 

Music Homelearning- Instruments

The BBC are uploading Music Homelearning tasks each week. Please see below's link should you wish to complete them.

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/ten-pieces-musical-menu/zmypxbk 

 

Activities-

1. Watch the BBC Philharmonic's Whistle-Stop Tour of the Orchestra and complete the linked Ten Pieces worksheet (see below). See and hear the instruments of the orchestra, played by the musicians of the BBC Philharmonic from their own homes! 

2. Learn how sound is made and the difference between wind, string and percussion instruments with BBC Bitesize. A good introduction to how sounds are made through vibrations.

3. As you might not have your own instruments; join BBC Concert Orchestra percussionist Stephen Whibley as he shows you how to create a Cuban Mambo in your kitchen!

 

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Explore Classical Music 

Classical FM have created a musical education resource for parents to use at home. https://gb.abrsm.org/en/classical100primary/  

You will need to register as a parent with your name and email address to access this. In the school section please type in 'Virtual school, ABRSM.

The unique collection of 100 classical recordings, complete with learning activities and information on each piece, is being made available for free to all families at home during the coronavirus crisis. 

Watch the quick video below to see what this resource can do. 

 

Our children are already familiar with the below composers:

Autumn 1- Mozart

Autumn 2- Beethoven

A Christmas message from Year 5. 

Stars Wars

Here are a couple of videos of our children using Boom Whackers to play Star Wars. 

Oliver Assembly

In Year 5, we were studying Oliver Twist as our topic was Food Glorious Food. The children wrote their own play scripts and we put them together for our class assembly. Of course we had to perform the song. Didn't they do well?

Music Lessons

Here are a few pictures of our children playing on the glockenspiels, ukuleles and singing along to Sam Smith: Stay with me. 

 

Gustav Holst's 'The Planets'
During our Space topic, the children looked at a composer called Gustav Holst. Over the weeks they listened to all of the suite, we analysed the pieces and then in the last few weeks composed our own pieces using percussion. 

 

Recorder club

Here are a few videos of our recorder club. The children are reading following and reading music on the board and playing in time. Well done children!