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Spring Term 2018

Foundation Stage

This term the children will be learning a range of action songs including Essquibo River and The Frog Song.We will be playing 'Call and Response' on a range of un-tuned and percussion instruments and accompanying ourselves whilst singing.


Key Stage 1

The children in Year 1 and Year 2 will be learning a range of songs including action songs. They will also be learning songs linked in with our ' Multicultural Week' which begins on Monday 5th February.

The children will also be learning about 'ostinato'. They will be composing and performing on a variety of tuned instruments including glockenspiels and xylophones.


Key Stage 2

The children in Year 3 and Year 4 will continue with their work on 'Soundscapes'. Working in small groups the children will compose a piece of music which represents a specific landscape they have been given. The children will select  a range of tuned and un-tuned instruments to create their music. As well as their chosen instruments they will need to think carefully about dynamics, structure, timbre and duration when composing their music. Once they have rehearsed, each group will perform their piece and their audience will have the opportunity to evaluate their work.


The children in Year 5 and Year 6 are working on 'Pitch Notation'. This term's work is based around the song 'Up On Melancholy Hill' by Gorillaz. The children will be learning how to read pitch notation performing on tuned instruments, including glockenspiels, xylophones and chime bars. They will also be learning a number of chords for the ukulele and singing.