Reception are continuing to discover the Juilliard toolbox which now has some great resources designed precisely for this age group.
In Year 1 students are continuing with the Juilliard resource “ Beethoven’s famous four note’s”. They have used them as a basis for improvisations and also to test their familiarity with Beethoven’s opening motif.
Year 2 students have been learning to recognise and respond to some simple musical Italian term using the Juilliard core work that examines Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.
Our trumpeting Year 3 students have been working hard to improve their tone as they produced their first sounds.
The Year 4 students have been continuing their Chinese music focus with an investigation of the pentatonic scale and its use in both composed and improvised music.
Year 5 students have been building up a high quality sound bank as they learn to record and edit their own samples.
In Year 6 almost all students have managed to produce first their sounds and have moved on to learning to finger and play the note “B”.
Stephen Davies, Primary Music Teacher