First day back for me and first day on Steel Pans with Foundation and second with Year 1. I really wanted them to have fun exploring the sounds, listening to creating harmonies and keeping a steady beat. I worked with smaller groups in Foundation and we firstly sung our Gentle Hands song and clapped along… Continue reading Steel Pan Summer
We were lucky to be joined today by Elfyn from DMEH joined us for the first session with Year 1 today. We had a little introduction to the history of the pans, how to hold and play with the beaters (gently) and then had a go at finding some notes. We sung two songs to… Continue reading Steel Pans; introduction
First session back and I was impressed by all the classes enthusiasm and listening ears! This term I will be focusing on ‘pitch’ and planned a few sessions around the song ‘Down under the Sea’. So we started with circle games and a welcome clapping song (clap your hands together) and practiced listening to instructions.… Continue reading Down Under the Sea
After a busy and exciting few weeks with World Book Day, Paddleboat Theatre and World Sing Up, I thought Year 1’s needed a fun but chilled out session today in choir. So we started with ‘Rubber Chicken’ warm up and then I chose a very short and easy song for the learning today. It’s called… Continue reading Choir; better together
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ckNmB9S0hvI&feature=youtu.be Trinity Primary School have been practicing hard to join in with this year’s World Sing Up Day. Schools around the World will all be singing this same song tomorrow, how exciting. Here is the song so get ready to sing along with us! More info found here https://www.singup.org/about-sing-up/sing-up-day/
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.