Christmas Assembly 2018
We had a musical theme running through our final assemblies of 2018 with a visit from some brass musicians, including Mr Robins. They sat in-between both halls and played Christmas music as both KS1 and KS2 children entered the hall for their assemblies.
Right at the start of KS1 assembly, Mrs Foster introduced children from our newly formed recorder club, who played the carol Jingle Bells in what was their first ever performance.
They performed brilliantly and were given a rousing round of applause from their friends and the many adults who were watching. They were so brilliant that they were asked to play it again at the end of the assembly as an encore.
Reception and Nursery Singing
Reception were very lucky this week as we had a visit from Mr Robins and his brass band! We enjoyed listening to them play their instruments and singing along to our favourite Christmas songs. We even joined in by playing the bells for Jingle Bells and some children were invited to conduct the band - some budding musicians were definitely spotted!
Spring Term 1
We have just purchased some Boomwhackers in school. These are plastic tubes that represent all the different notes on a scale. Each tube is coloured differently to help children understand musical notation. Below is a very short clip of a group of year 6 children that tested them out with Mr Robins. They have been really popular throughout school so keep coming back to this space, or the music section, to see more clips of classes using them.
RFW were introduced to the Boomwhackers. They tapped them on the floor to investigate what sounds they made and they also copied a rhythm that was tapped out. They really enjoyed using the Boomwhackers and are looking forward to more lessons!
Writing Our Own Songs
During Friday Project time in year 4, some children chose to write their own version of songs we are singing in school. These two girls in 4EB chose the song 'Three Little Birds' by Bob Marley and rewrote the lyrics, based on unicorns.
Today the children have been using Boomwackers. The children loved using the tuned instrument to make different sounds and practised hitting them to a beat. We will be experimenting with the instrument throughout the term.
Solo Performance by Helena from 6NW
Helena in year 6, who has been having guitar lessons with Josh, offered to perform in KS2 assembly. Here is her performance of Wonderwall by Oasis, sang in front of over 200 children.
We have learnt how to play different musical instruments. We listened carefully to the sounds the instruments made and used them to help tell the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff. We really enjoyed this activity and made very sensible choices about the instruments to use for which section of the story. We were able to experiment with the volume of the instruments.
In music this week we were very lucky and got to play the Boomwhackers. We started off by trying to play the church bells tune and then moved on to Twinkle Twinkle, Baa Baa Black Sheep and the Wheels on the Bus. We are getting very good at using the Boomwhackers and are looking forward to more practise!
Above is a video clip of 1GH attempting to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on the boomwhackers. It was their first attempt and I'm sure you will agree, they were amazing!
The clip below shows 1GH working on some rhythm games, using Charanga and replicating Miss Heszelgraves' clapping rhythms.