Music practise

In Music this week, we got out the glockenspiels and learnt the song we have been focusing on in our lessons. We had to learn what notes to play as well as the pace needed to play them. We did a good job for our first time! 

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We are superstars!

We had the best day at the Royal Northern Collage of Music performing our Secret Garden Opera. We were incredible and everyone was so proud of us.

We love getting to have delicious pizzas, hang out together, watch other schools and perform with a real orchestra on a real stage! 

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RNCM

We love it when RNCM come in. The rehearsals for our opera project are coming along so well and we are looking great! As a bonus, today we got to try some of the instruments which was so great.

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The Highway Rat

We have been reading, The Highway Rat. We made our own pretend bonfire to celebrate the highway rat giving us all the food back. We sang songs around the fire and drank hot chocolate! What a great celebration!

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Make you feel my love

This week our appraisal piece of music was 'Amazing' by Luther Vandross. We listened to it and compared it with the ballads by Adele and Bob Dylan from previous weeks. We played along to Adele's 'Make you feel my love' on the glockenspiels, using notes C and D. To finish off our lesson, we…

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Royal Northern Collage of Music

We had our first visit from RNCM today and it was amazing. We were introduced to our project title which will be the Secret Garden. We spent time playing acting games, learning songs and singing along with the mini orchestra and coming up with ideas for our part. We loved working with all the…

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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year in Early Years!

We enjoyed taking part in lots of Chinese New Year play and learning experiences! We made chinese lanterns, learned a song and dance, opened up our own chinese restaurant and tried lots of yummy new foods. 

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Stop bullying!

Today we continued with our music unit on rap songs. We listened and appraised a new song from the hip hop genre called 'Gotta be me' and compared it to the grime song from last lesson 'Stop bullying!' We practiced the rap verses from Stop bullying and then had a go at writing our own rap lyrics!…

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Becoming Musicians

Over the last few weeks, we were learning a song in music called 'I wana play in a band'. It is a rock song and we have listened to different types of rock music- lots of us are really enjoying this genre! Today, we got the glockenspiels out and have learned to play part of the song. We performed,…

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March of the Golden Guards

We learnt a few new terms in music today including: pitch, rhythm, dynamics, pulse and tempo. We identified how the pitch changed within a song. Year 4 were very impressive with their glockenspiel playing today. They performed to 'March of the Golden Guards' and they were able to play long and…

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear

Brown Bear, Brown Bear

The children have really enjoyed this story! 

We have been:

-Retelling the story using makaton signs for the colours

-Experimenting with freezing and melting

-Exploring what happens to the ice cube colours as they melt

-Ordering bears from largest to…

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

We have been:

-Retelling the story 

-Painting tiger stripes

-Hiding and seeking the tiger

-Writing tiger tea party invitations 

-Planning and having our own tiger tea party

-Baking and decorating cakes

What a fantastic week!

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