In Reception this week we have been singing and continuing to learn to control our voices with increasing accuracy. Our memories are being challenged as we prepare for our special Christmas performance.
The Year 1’s have been busy continuing our introduction to keyboard and have been using our newly developed notation skills to compose our very first notated pieces for piano.
Year 2 have enjoyed composing longer, more varied musical phrases and also thinking about and selecting a dynamic or tempo to express our ideas.
Year 3’s have also been continuing work with Stravinsky’s music with a focus on melodic fragments. We listened to a melodic phrase from The Rite of Spring and broke it up into segments (we thought about them as Lego blocks). Then we rebuilt the melodic fragments into our own Stravinsky inspired compositions.
In Year 4 we have been very excited to continue our Cello exploration which will last for the remainder of this term. Now we can read standard notation and perform in time with a steady beat. We know the open strings very well.
The Year 5’s have been immersing themselves in the World of the orchestra which is one of the Juilliard core Units. We have been beginning to compose melodic phrases inspired by an invented character.
Stephen Davies, Primary Music Teacher