Rimrose Hope EYFS and Rose Class Music
In Music we enjoy singing songs and this term we have been learning songs about ‘People who Help Us’ and ‘Chinese New Year’. We have also been learning to sing with lots of expression and really like singing the Teddy Bear song!
There are lots of opportunities to use the percussion instruments in music lessons. Throughout this term we have been learning to stop and start by following the conductors red and green cards, to make loud and quiet sounds and to find different ways to make sounds by tapping, scrapping and shaking the instruments.
During our music lessons we join in with lots of different types of music from around the world and practice being in a ‘big band’ with our percussion instruments.
During our topic about Chinese New Year we created sounds for the dragon and the cracking party poppers. We also used coloured scarves to help us create the smooth, flowing movements of the dragon as we moved to the music.
Rose class have been learning to play the Djembe drums. They have played ‘follow the leader’ games using different rhythm patterns. During the year Rose class will be learning more drumming pieces to perform on the Djembe drums.
Year 1/2 Music
We follow the Kindermusik music scheme and each class is taught this weekly. We use lots of different percussion instruments, to make different rhythms, beats and group performances.
We are learning to clap and play to different beats and this is helping our listening skills.
We learn lots of different songs and are able to express our feelings about music through the instruments we are using in the sessions.
Year 3/4 Music
In Year 3/4, we have weekly music sessions with Mrs Payet, following the music scheme of work. We are learning about rhythm, notation, and performance and will be creating our own pieces of music and recording them! We are starting to learn about music notation and can play basic songs using the sheet music.
We are also learning the ukulele. each class has a a term of lessons on the ukulele , this then helps us decide if we would like to become part of the guitar group in Year 5/6.
Year 5/6 Music
In Year 5/6 we learn how to play the djembe and percussion. We are learning about rhythm, pitch and dynamics. Our teacher, Mr Asbridge, lets us play with drumsticks and other percussion instruments to help use learn new pieces of music, different rhythms and dynamics.
Some of our children are now in the school guitar group, we rehearse every Thursday lunch time and love to perform for our friends and family at a school events.
Year 5 and 6 Drumming
Throughout the year, years 5 and 6 are taught to play the djembe drums. During the weekly sessions, the children repeat patterns in call and response activities, learn to read music, compose their own individual, group and class pieces and perform to parents and whole school audiences.
Rimrose Rhapsodies 🎶
Rimrose Rhapsodies is a singing after-school club held on Thursdays 3-4pm. The club is open to children in years 1-6. Our focus at the moment is Musical Theatre, covering songs from Joseph and the Amazing, Technicolour Dreamcoat, Sound of Music and Les Miserables.