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!
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!
Year 6’s music theme this term is ‘Music and Me’. This unit of work is all about identity. The children are working in small groups to compose their own piece of music all about identity. Some of our groups are singing; some are rapping! I can’t wait to hear the finished pieces.