I absolutely loved this weeks session. I knew by now the sessions needed to get mixed up a bit to keep engagement so I decided to continue on from storytelling and compose a song. It was a windy, rainy day so was quite apt as I told them we were going on a boat adventure… Continue reading Djembes; composing sea songs
Here are some of the lovely books I have been using for some of the musical activities this term. I also use my own ideas, activities plus songs from Sing Up and ideas from some great music blogs out there such as Music Jungle, Ashley Danyew, Total Choir plus many more.
Today we followed on from last week with the theme of minibeasts but developed it into a story using our drums. We start in the same way; marching ants to sit in the drum circle, then warm up clapping games and body percussion. We play the dynamics game all together on the drums with conductors in… Continue reading Djembes; storytelling
Minibeast theme today! I collected the children as we usually board the Djembe Train but this time we were marching ants. We had a leader with a smaller drum who led the marching ants to the djembe circle (this activity acts as a metronome (kind of) so the children can start to hear the beat… Continue reading Djembes; minibeast rhythms
Over the last few years I have been making changes to my delivery of music. I completed my training of CME Certificate for Music educators Level 4, Arts Awards Training and through this course and I have changed direction for the next chapter of my work and am now working primarily with EYFS/KS1/KS2 and am… Continue reading A new year, a new start