Music Spring Term 2022
Year 1 have been learning about duration in their music lessons. They have been experimenting with long and short notes and composing and performing their own music.
Year 2 have been having African Drumming this term. They have been learning to play percussion instruments with greater control.
Year 3 have been composing and performing their own pentatonic music. They are also busy preparing for a partnership festival with other local schools at the end of term.
Year 3 have the option of joining the Ocarina Club led by Miss Gleasure every Tuesday at lunchtime. As an ensemble, we learn to play the notes of the four-hole ocarina and basic rhythm that we then put together to read and perform many different tunes. Playing music together is a great way for us to focus and have fun.
Year 4 have been learning to play the descant and treble recorder this term. They are practising for their first recorder concert at the end of term. They are able to play and perform in ensembles and are playing with increasing control and accuracy. They have also learnt how to begin to read staff notation.
Year 5 have been composing their own River Lea music after listening to Smetana’s Vltatva.
Year 6 have been developing their understanding of the history of music and its social context through the music of Florence Price. They have learnt about “pattin’ Juba” music.