Yesterday, the children worked in their small groups to add instruments to their lyrics! It is all sounding really exciting and I can’t wait to share the finished pieces of music with you all.
Category Archives: Music
Music and Me
Throughout the Summer term, since the children finished their SATs papers, they have all been working on their very own ‘Music and Me’ projects. The children have put themselves into small groups to work together to create their very own pieces of music that represent identity. So far, the children have worked on deciding their topics/themes within the overall theme and writing the lyrics for their pieces of music. Stay posted to see the final pieces of music that they create very soon!
A New Year Carol by Benjamin Britten
Last week the children started their new music unit – A New Year Carol by Benjamin Britten. In this week’s lesson the children listened to a different version of the song, a gospel version and compared it to the original. Lots of children preferred the second version of the song as it was much more upbeat.
The children have also been learning to sing the song. It is sounding very impressive even with all the high notes!
Don’t worry be happy
The next song we have looked at in music was ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’ by Bobby McFerrin. We spoke about the song as a class and compared it to our unit song.
Seth said that the song made him feel happy and was all about happiness.
Dehwa said the song reminded him of the beach.
Paige and Charlie both said that the song made them feel calm and relaxed.
For the rest of our music lesson we played some rhythm games, practised our singing and starting improvising using the glockenspiels.
‘On Top of the World’
Year 6 are enjoying music lessons this term. They listened to and appraised the song ‘On Top of the World’ by the Carpenters.
The children enjoyed the song and said it was similar to our unit song, Happy by Pharrell Williams, because they are both about feeling happy with yourself and the world around you.
Ryan said that it reminded him of Christmas and feeling happy.
The children then played some rhythm games with the glockenspiels before learning to play the song.
Music and Me
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