Category Archives: Music

Composing Music

Over the last few weeks Toucans have been composing their own music using the notes C, D, G and E. We have been using symbols to represent our notes. We together chose a star, square, circle and a triangle. We’ve only had a short time to practise, but next week we are putting all of our learning together from our composing lessons and presenting our group performances.

Composing and Improvising


Toucans have been busy learning a new song called Friendship.   They listened and appraised songs with a similar theme called “Count On Me” by Bruno mars and “We Go Together” from Grease, the musical.   Besides revising notes previously learnt in Year 1 and the Autumn term, Toucans have learnt the A and B note.  This week, Toucans have been composing their own pattern of notes and improvising to the same piece of music.  They created symbols for the notes to record their notation.  



Rainforest music

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!

Our new song “Ho, Ho, Ho”

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.