This week the children have started their music topic. The children have been learning about different genres of music and listening to different instruments. They identified that De La Soul was rap music and that they could hear drums, guitar and trumpets. Today they have been learning how to listen and appraise songs.
This week the children have learnt lots of new nursery rhymes and practiced ones they already knew. This has been difficult as due to COVID no singing was involved indoors but we were able to perform them outdoors, acted out the stories from the rhymes, ordered the lines to make sense and completed missing words to ensure we all learnt and understood them.
Today in music the Puffins were able to practise a piece of music which gradually built up quicker to improve on their pace of hitting the notes. They also explored different instruments and tune within Latin music genre.
Today the Puffins have learnt how to play a basic tune using the glockenspiels. They learnt about how each note sounds different starting low ranging up to high also understanding how to hold onto their beater to ensure they make the correct sound.
Today in Music the Puffins practiced how to keep the pulse of a piece of music. They also learnt how to listen and copy a rhythm and even created their own for their partners to repeat.
Today in music, Year 1 Puffins listened and appraised ‘The Planets Mars’ by Gustav Holst, the children firstly had to identify the instruments being played and discuss how the music mad them feel. We went on to learning the lyrics to a song and noting when the pitch and the tempo changed.
Today Year 1 Puffins had their first music lesson of the year. The children were able to follow the singing of a melody and were amazing at singing their own group parts when instructed.
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.
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
Today in music the Puffins have been focusing on how show a range of tone whilst singing.