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One thing we are missing at school is not being able to sing with our class.

What songs do you know? Who could you sing with at home? Could they teach you a song?

 

 

April LISTENING

Edward Kennedy Ellington  was born April 29, 1899  and died May 24, 1974. He was better known by this name Duke. He was an American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until he died.

Duke Ellington

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrVu9WKs498

Ella Fitzgerald singing 'It Don't Mean a Thing' which Duke wrote in 1931

Happy Birthday Bach! He was born 31st March 1685 Did you know that he was not very famous in his lifetime?

Bach Classics for Kids

Bach

Mariachi Sol De Mexico Perform Guadalajara

Year 6 have been exploring the mariachi music of Mexico. We can describe the music, talk about where it originated from and name the instruments.

Thursday 04.03.21 The World Book Day Song!

How many different book titles can you hear in the song? More than 20?

Prokofiev's Peter & The Wolf with the London Mozart Players

London Mozart Players presents Prokofiev's Peter & The Wolf as you have never seen it before! Alexander Armstrong narrates this ‘lockdown’ version of the classic tale, with LMP musicians, their families and pets all taking part.

Beethoven Jump Rope by Loïc Mahy

LUDWIG XXXIIIJumper: Loïc MahyCamera: Fien Temmerman

 February LISTENING

Rossini was born in February 1792 in Pesaro, a town on the Adriatic coast of Italy.

Music challenge bingo - Have a go! 18/1/21

                                                       January LISTENING

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born 27th January 1756 and died 5th December 1791

What can you find out about Mozart? He was born 265 years ago but we still talk about him and listen to his music today.

Year 6 Term 2 - we have been exploring music from the Victorian era. Find out about Alice Mary Smith and listen to some of her music.

 

Year 5 Term 2 - we have been listening to The Planet Suite by Holst

 

Year 4 Term 2- this is a body percussion challenge. Can you remember the different rhythms and note lengths we have been learning? Have a go!

Year 3 Term 2 - we have been learning about how METAL instruments are made and how to play them. Watch the video about percussion instruments.

Do you know the name of all the instruments in the video?

- You could make a list. 

 

Year 2 Term 2 - I Once Saw and Elephant

Sing along. Can you remember how to sign all of the animals?

 

Year 1 Term 2 - We have been playing the Boom Whackers this term.

Can you draw a picture of them and colour it in.

Think about how long they are and the different colours. 

We hit ours on the floor.

December LISTENING

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcHshucuZAY

 

On the 16th of December it would have been Ludvig Van Beethoven's 250th Birthday!

You could design him a birthday card - we will display them in the Music Room.

Beethoven is most famous for 4 notes that he wrote for his 5th symphony. He had difficulty with reading and maths and once said 'music comes to me more readily than words'.

Some of his most important music was composed during the last 10 years of his life when he was very deaf. 

 

DID YOU KNOW - in Morse Code dot, dot, dot dash is the letter V and V is the roman numeral for five.

Symphony No. 5   Line Riders  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcBn04IyELc

 

 

November LISTENING

Music for the Royal Fireworks.  

King George II asked Handel to write music for the fireworks in

London's Green Park on 27 April 1749.

 

Look at the instruments of the orchestra - Why do they look different to the ones we use now?

The conductor did not use a score and remembered all of the music!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNqJ8mED1VE

 

What can you find our about George Frederick Handel?

Take the quiz - what did you remember?

https://www.classicsforkids.com/shows/shows.php?id=258

 

 

October LISTENING

9th October 2020 would have been John Lennon's 80th birthday.  He was a musician, singer and member of The Beetles. Can you find out how many record sales/downloads The Beetles have had?

Listen to the UNICEF World version of his song:  Imagine

Imagine (UNICEF: World Version) - YouTube   

 

 

29/6/20 Another music challenge - Bingo!

How can music help athletes?

Skiers with instruments on their backs

A 2010 study led by sport psychologist C.I. Karageorghis says that music can improve athletic performance in two ways: it can either delay feeling tired or increase work capacity.

The effects of music lead to “higher-than-expected levels of endurance, power, productivity, or strength.”

 

 

              8/6/20      Art Week - find out about music and art

colourful painting of instruments

1/6/20 Music challenges for this week :)

18/5/20 Music Bingo challenge - have a go!

11/5/20 The weekly music challenge board - bingo!

4/5/20 Another music challenge Bingo board - enjoy!

27/4/20 Music Challenge - can you do them all this week?

20/4/20 Music Challenge Bingo - how many can you complete in a week?

Matt Lucas - Thank You Baked Potato #StayHome #FeedNHS

Have you heard Thank You Baked Potato?
It's great! So much important information: it has a catchy tune and was written to raise money to help people that work in hospitals.

Term 5 Challenge - write your own song that teaches people about the importance of washing our hands or standing apart from others at the moment.
You could draw a cartoon to go with your song that has the words (lyrics) on.

Baked Potato Ukulele Tutorial

Learn the chords to play the fantastic Thank You Baked Potato song by Matt Lucas on a ukulele.

Times Table Songs - Percy Parker -

GREAT songs to sing that help you to learn your times tables.
Which is your favourite? Why?

30/3/20 Music Challenge Bingo - can you do them all?

23/3/20 Music Challenge Bingo - how many of the tasks can you complete this week?

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