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Composing a Whole School Song and Being Ambitious in Choral

26 February 2016

It has been really busy in Choral this half term. The children have been learning songs and skills tied mostly to their topics, but to their general learning as well.

  • Y1 getting ready to perform
  • Y3 having lots of ideas for the lyric of our whole school song
  • Y6 composing a whole school song
  • Y6 composing a whole school song
Year 1 has continued to sing tunes and melodies about toys. This time we’re focusing on their responding skills, through reaction to signals given by the conductor. We are adding in some simple percussion instruments to accompany singing. They are also learning how to be the best audience, how  to listen carefully with full focus and attention to our friend’s performances. 
Year 2 children are mostly focusing on the performance skills whilst working and practicing hard rhymes and different jazzy-style melodies for their big production “Ocean commotion”.
In Year 3 and year 4 children have started to explore and learn 2/3 part harmony melodies. We’ll focus more on some tonal awareness and awareness of the other parts, whilst upper KS2 children (Year 5/6) will work hard on their composing skills. We’ll try to think and come up with the best idea for our  GC challenge and write a whole school song about Rube Goldberg’s machine. The children have already been excited about it and started to experiment and jot down some great ideas about the song. Some of them even suggested to try to make a machine that can sing and play a simple melody as the final task. It will be very interesting to see where we will end up with all our great ideas. 
By Iva Borisavljevic


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