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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - with lyrics

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang tune with lyrics

School Confirmation Choir

QUEEN MEDLEY 2020 CHOREOGRAPHY

DISNEY MEDLEY CHOREOGRAPHY

We are learning all about “medleys”. We are learning a selection of songs from well known Disney movies. This medley was performed by some of our past pupils in the RDS Peace Proms in 2020.

A Million Dreams Lyrics

We’ve been learning how to sing “A Million Dreams” from the Greatest showman

Body Percussion (Four Seasons of Vivaldi - Spring) - Percusión corporal

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons - Spring

'Spring' Rhythm Play Along (Vivaldi's Four Seasons)

Our composer of the month is Antonio Vivaldi .

John Williams - Flying Theme (E.T. the Extra-terrestial Soundtrack) [HQ]

We finished off our study of John Williams by listening to the theme from E.T.

John Williams & Vienna Philharmonic - Williams: Theme from "Jurassic Park"

This month we are learning about a very famous composer called John Williams . He is famous for writing the scores for many big blockbuster films 🍿 These include Star Wars, Jurassic Park and Harry Potter.

John Williams & Wiener Philharmoniker - "Main Title" from "Star Wars: A New Hope"

John Williams & Wiener Philharmoniker - "Main Title" from "Star Wars: A New Hope"

John Williams - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer´s Stone - Suite

The music from Harry Potter .

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Rhythm Challenge

We have been learning all about the story of The Nutcracker and have been listening to The Nutcracker Suite The 'Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy' from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker is our favourite!

Holiday Rap for Kids: Body Percussion & Rhythm Fun!

We had great fun with learning the difference between a rap and a song . We had fun exploring different rhythms and beats .

Music and Drama- Red Riding Hood Helix Panto

Rhythm Matching Game Christmas Edition

This video is a fun game to match the Christmas items with the right rhythm with 2 options to choose from and vice versa.

Jingle Bell Rock Body Percussion

Jingle Bell Rock Body Percussion - We had great fun revising our 'ta' and 'titi' rhythms.

Live Zoom with The Ark- creating space themed compositions

Benjamin Britten - The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra | Saraste | WDR Sinfonieorchester

This month we are learning all about the orchestra . We are focusing on Benjamin Brittens piece of music "The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra".

The Addams Family - Body Percussion Challenge!

Monster Mash Body Percussion

Keep the beat using body percussion. We had great fun with this in class!

Exploring Pitch 

This month we have been learning all about pitch . We have used our ears to see if we could listen and identify if a note was higher or lower than an other .

Pitch - Higher and Lower

This is a video-version of a high/low pitch game, great for early ear training.

Introduction to Rhythm Reading: Stage One

This week we have been learning all about beat and rhythm. We have been focusing on 4/4 time and learning about crochets and quavers. We call them “Ta” and “Ti-Ti”. You can try these rhythms at home again by clicking the video link.

Read and Play The Rhythms: ta ti ti

Another rhythm clip for practising reading! Have fun!

Listening and Responding to Music

This week we put our ears to the test by listening to a piece of music from a musical film

”The King and I”. The piece was called “Getting to know you”. We had to listen to see if we could clap the beat/rhythm , could we identify the tempo , could we hear any instruments and we discussed what is meant by verse/chorus. We learned that your voice is an instrument! You can listen again to the piece by clicking the link below. 

Getting to Know You from The King and I

Marni Nixon (dubbing Deborah Kerr) and Chorus sing "Getting To Know You" from the 1956 film version of THE KING AND I.

Elements of music: Revising Beat and Tempo- Introducing Timbre 

 

This week we used the well known band ‘ABBA” to explore the concept of beat. We clapped and tapped to count 4 beats in a bar. We also explored the different instruments recognising that voice is also an instrument. We used some very well known songs to help ,Waterloo, Mamma Mia and Chiquita. We had great fun! 

Kidzone - Mamma Mia

"Mamma Mia" is a cover version of the song made famous by Abba, performed by Kidzone. Sung by children for children

Elements of Music : Tempo 

 

This week we have been learning about the speed of music . This is called the tempo. We listened to some classical pieces and had to decide  if the tempo was fast or slow. Try the activity again here by clicking this link :

Fast or Slow: Tempo ID

This video is a great way to get kids learning the difference between fast and slow in music. Make it a game by only using the audio.

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