In our Music lessons we are preparing for the Carol service at the end of term. We are learning a song called Ho Ho Ho and are really enjoying it! We are singing, rapping and even playing the glockenspiels. We are getting better every week but it is tricky to play the notes in the correct order.
In music we listened to lots of different pieces of music. We focused on what we liked or disliked, how the music made us feel and what it reminded us of. The pieces of music were all different styles and we really enjoyed some of them.
Today in Music we continued to learn about the pulse of a piece of music. We also explored how to play and treat the musical instruments. Over the next few weeks we are going to learn to play notes for our song and also learn about improvising our own songs.
Our Music lessons this term have been based around our topic of Rainforests. We have been practising several songs for our class assembly where we have learnt how to sing a melody accurately.
We have composed our own pieces of rainforest music using long and short sounds. Throughout the year we have learnt about beat and rhythm and we used these when making our own compositions. We then recorded what we did using symbols and practised playing our pieces of music with different dynamics. This week in Music we listened to a piece of music called Rain. It reminded us of a thunderstorm you might hear in the rainforest. We have been practising our own version just using ourselves to make the sounds but it is top secret until our class assembly!
In Music today we listened to our new song for this term – Ho, Ho, Ho. It made us feel all Christmassy already! We played some games to practise finding the beat of the music and then warmed our bodies and faces up by doing some fun exercises.
We are really looking forward to learning this song as it contains singing, rapping and instrumentals.
In Music this week we started to learn how to play the glockenspiel. We learnt about the notes first and then listened to a song we have been singing. We learnt the pattern of notes we needed to play and then practised. It was tricky to play in time to the music! We are going to keep playing to get even better!
This afternoon we celebrated finishing our Music topic this half term by recording our final performance of the song we have been learning. It is called ‘I wanna play in a band’. We think we make a very good band!
Today in Music we started to learn a new song called I Wanna Play in a Band. We started the lesson listening to Queen’s We Will Rock You. We could barely keep still! We were clapping and moving and some of us were even singing. This is rock music which is the same style as the one we are learning.
We learnt to sin the song, played our imaginary instruments and even started to improvise by making up our own verses. We had excellent ideas! We are going to learnt to play the glockenspiel parts and then will add a video so keep checking the blog.