Category Archives: Music

Latin music

This week in Music the children discovered Latin music via Ricky Martin’s “Livin La Vida Loca”. The children loved the energy of the song with everyone dancing along.

‘This music makes me feel happy and want to keep dancing’ Maya
‘I can hear a trumpet and it’s playing quick’ Krista
‘It’s a really fast beat and has a electric guitar’ Liam

The children then moved on to applying their new Latin beats to their Chranga song using the glockenspiels.

Lord of the Dance

Part of our music lesson today the children all listened and appraised Lord of the Dance. The children were asked to think about what instruments they could hear and how the music made them feel.

‘I can hear a violin playing really fast’ Maya
‘I can hear flute, it sounds beautiful’ Helen
‘It made me feel happy because it was fast’ Daisy. G
‘It made me want to move because it’s fun’ Liam

Singing Me, Myself and I

Today we started our music lesson by listening to a song called ‘Me, Myself and I’ and discussed our view on the song. Here are some of our answers.

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We then practised singing the lyrics while keeping the pulse throughout the song. It was a hard task because the song makes us want to move around, but we tried really hard.

Video: Discussing a piece of music

Today Mrs Jones played us When I’m 62 by The Beatles.

We listened to the music before sharing our thoughts. We started keeping the beat throughout the song independently and Mrs Jones was very impressed.

Here are the questions we discussed:

Did you like the song?
Reuben – Yes, I like the beat.
Isabella – Yes, I liked the singing.
Llukan – No, it is too slow.
Oscar – Yes, it is nice and quiet. It is not too loud.
Maddison – Yes, I liked the words.

What can you hear?
Khaltum – I could hear a flute.
Ishmael – I could hear a trumpet.
Miranda – I could hear a piano.
Kyle – The drum is keeping the beat.

After warming up our voices, we then continued practising our pirate songs. We have learnt the words well and we have started to use the backing track to sing all the way through.

Music with different sounds

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We had our first Music lesson with Miss Bowkett this morning.

First of all we thought about all the different sounds we can make using just our hands. We made loud and quiet sounds and practised how to change them.

Can you make your hands make these sounds?
clap
scratch
flick
click
rub
pop
tap
shake

Then we used lots of different musical instruments and followed Miss Bowkett’s signals to increase and decrease the volume. We were very good at this and are looking forward to using the instruments again next week!