Music - MRS MAVIN
Weekly music lessons take place in our large Community Room which is ideal for whole-class music making. The room is well-resourced with lots of musical instruments that are used throughout our music curriculum.
Click the + sign next to each month, below, to see what our young musicians have been up to this year!
In Music we have been listening to songs with an autumn and Halloween Theme. Children have enjoyed composing Halloween songs and raps. In Year 1 and 2, we have continued learning about beats and rhythms. Children have created compositions using percussion instruments matching rhythms to Halloween phrases and words. In Year 3 and 4, children have enjoyed learning Halloween songs and adding their own spooky sound effects. Year 5 have started to learn the recorder and have found out all about the History of the Recorder Instrument. In Year 6 they have listened to the music ‘Hall of the Mountain King’ by Peer Gynt. They have learnt all about how dynamics help create atmosphere in music and supports telling a story. A fantastic first half-term in music!
In music, we have been listening to different songs and finding the beat. In year 1 and 2, the children learned how to keep a steady beat and control their instruments when playing along to familiar songs. In year 3, the children have talked about all the musical elements and performed these on a variety of percussion instruments. In year 4, the children have enjoyed using percussion instruments to explore and create sounds using graphic scores to represent a rain storm. Year 5 have started to learn the recorder and are beginning to recognise music notation to help them play tunes. The year 6 children have started their music learning looking at rhythms and have enjoyed creating their own rhythmic patterns on the Djembe Drum. All classes have enjoyed learning to sing some of Mrs Mavin’s favourite songs especially the Doodling song. A great start to the year in Music.