Year 3 have been working with Miss Baker from the Hampshire Music service to learn to play West African Percussion instruments. We used words and phrases like “Africa” and “Hear the bell, play the djembe” to help us learn the rhythms. The finished piece was fantastic!
We have also been singing an African song called “Senwa Dedende” which sounded brilliant when all 60 children sang together during our concert yesterday. One of our favourite parts was when our fun partners and parents in the audience were asked to join in too!
We are looking forward to moving on to violins next term.
This term, Year 4 will be working on another ‘Listen 2 Me’ programme – Brass!
We are playing bassoons, trombones and cornets. So far we have learnt how to play both the notes ‘C’ and ‘G’ and are looking forward to learning some new notes and tunes next week.
Year 4 gave a stunning ukulele performance this afternoon to parents, friends and their Fun Partners (Years R and 1).
Their recital included the songs:
Singing in the rain
Learning on a lamp post
You are my sunshine
before finishing with a rousing medley of Abba songs.
The children would like to thank Mr Riddy, their music teacher this year, for his enthusiasm and support.
Earlier this week, Year 4 performed their Listen 2 Me Music concert. This term we learnt how to play the violin! We played a variety of different songs such as Chariots of Fire and River Dance. We had great fun! Next term we’re very, very excited to be learning to play the ukulele and singing too!
In our ‘challenge zone’!
Year 4 challenged themselves to make Easter baskets this morning. They had to fill the brief: has to hold something, has to have a handle, has to be decorated. Each Year 4 had to be in their ‘challenge zone’ for at least one part of their basket making, which meant many mistakes were made before the baskets were finished and fitted the brief!
Later in the morning, Year 4 enjoyed the sunshine as they completed their Charity Day challenge, a scavenger hunt, successfully finding the first two words but being very challenged by the third!
On the 25th of March 2013, Y4D and y4S woke everyone up with their amazing ukulele playing! Y4s went first and made their parents pround whilst playing “Singing in the Rain” and “You are my Sunshine.”
Y4D carried on with the amazing foot tapping concert. They sang and played a couple more noisy songs. Our favourite song was “Found a Peanut” as this made everyone smile.
The parents clapped loudly at the end of our concert and they are looking forward to next term as we are all going to be taught how to play a brass instrument!
Eleanor and Amy
Year 4 have been learning lots of different instruments this year and this term it has been mixed strings (cello and violin.) We have working hard on different pieces of music including “Boogie Woogie,” a piece using your fingers to pluck. We learnt that the proper word for plucking is “pizzicato.” Another piece we can play is called “Ode to joy” by Beethoven, a famous composer. We used our bow in this piece. Bowing is very tricky so we had to practise especially hard.
Today we had our concert, lots of our parents came to see us perform and it went really well. Everyone enjoyed it (even though some of us were a little nervous,) and we are looking forward to learning the keyboard next term. We would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Dixon for teaching us to play our stringed instruments.
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