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
Following on from last week, I felt the children needed to let loose and have a good explore of the sounds and instruments. So I set up music stations and activities. We started with some warm ups and talked about pitch and we recapped singing our ocean song which includes call & response structure. Then… Continue reading Exploring Sounds
After our warm ups, I wanted to continue their understanding on pitch today so I introduced the rainbow chimes and talked about walking up the stairs step by step (from middle C up an octave) and then back down again. We modelled this with our bodies low to the ground crouching down and then up… Continue reading Understanding Pitch
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
Here's a short excerpt from the 'Suffrage' songwriting project I collaborated on with DAISI, National Trust and Broadclyst Girl Guides. Film by Benjamin Wigley. https://vimeo.com/307664726
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/
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.