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This page is updated every Thursday to match when the children had their classroom music lesson.

 

Music is a practical subject.

Week 14

 

Good morning, Reception.

 

Here are your music activities for Thursday 16th July.

 

1) Sing the Polar Bear song by using the audio file below and looking at the lyrics shown on the music.

Polar Bear lyrics and melody.

2) Watch the video below to show you how to make the Polar Bear melody using Song Maker. 

 

The pictures below will help you - the first one is the start of the Polar Bear song - you must use this twice.

 

Then make the second picture.

 

Then finish with the third picture to complete all of the song.

How to make the Polar Bear melody.

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This video will show you how to use the Music Maker to make the melody for the Polar Bear song.

Polar Bear part 1 - you must repeat this part.

Polar Bear part 2 - this is the middle section.

Polar Bear part 3 - this is the ending.

3) Click on Song Maker and try to make the Polar Bear melody yourself - REMEMBER TO GO TO SETTINGS AND CHANGE THE BARS FROM 4 TO 16.

4) Can you add your own drum beat to the song?

 

5) Click on save and ask your parent/carer to email it to me at 

j.oates@westbrookoldhall.com

Week 13

 

Good morning, Reception.

 

Here are some activities for Thursday 9th July.

 

1) Learn how to sing the song 'Gold Coast, Australia.'

 

We will be using this song for other activities next week so please learn it well and add your own actions.


 

2) Log in to Classical 100 and listen to Beethoven's 5th Symphony, Movement 1. The picture below will help you to find the music.

 

a) Click on Periods.     b) Find the music in the 3rd Column

 

Notice how the key musical theme uses the pattern - short short short long.

 

How many times do you hear this pattern?

Finding Beethoven's 5th Symphony in Classical 100

3) Use Song Maker to compose your own music based upon Beethoven's 5th Symphony. 

 

Go to settings and increase the number of bars - this will make your music longer.

 

Explore other changes within settings.

 

*** Use the Song Maker programme to compose your own version of Beethoven's 5th Symphony - Use the pattern - short short short long

Go to settings and change how many bars you use to make your music longer.

Week 12

 

Good morning, Reception.

 

Here are some activities for Thursday 2nd July. I hope you enjoyed learning the snail song from last week.

 

1) If you can play or sing the 'I'm A Snail' song, why not record the audio and send it to me.      j.oates@westbrookoldhall.com

 

2) Listen to this version of the snail song recorded by Y6 & Y5 Key Worker children on Friday 19th June just before home time.

3) Watch this video and learn about Opera.

 

Opera - a combination of music, text and theatre.

 

Welsh National Opera are producing short programmes every Saturday morning to explain Opera. These short videos are a lot of fun and it would be great if you could watch and learn about the joys of Opera. Click on the video below. Let me know what you think.

Play Opera Episode Seven

Week 11

 

Good morning, Reception.

 

Here is your music activity for Thursday 25th June.

 

1) Learn how to sing the song 'I'm A Snail' using the lyrics and MP3 file below.

2) The video and PDF below show the children how to sing an instrumental part using the hand signs. This is a little difficult for Reception but some might be able to do it.
3) If a member of your family can play a musical instrument then you might want to click on the link below to watch videos teaching you how to play this instrumental part on guitar, keyboard & ukulele.

Week 10

 

Good morning, Reception.

 

Here are your music tasks for Thursday 18th June.

 

1) Watch the video below and practise your hand signs for the musical scale or ladder.

2) Watch the video below to see how to access the Classical 100 listening resource and listen to Mozart's Clarinet Concerto.

 

3) Now click on the link below and login using:

 

Email: j.oates@westbrookoldhall.com

Password: 2020OldHall

 

4) Then compose your own music using Song Maker based upon the music you have just listened to. Have a high part that uses long notes and a lower part that moves up and down using shorter notes.

Classical 100 - Mozart's Clarinet Concerto

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Week 9

 

Good morning, Reception.

 

Here is your activity for Thursday 11th June.

 

1) Watch the video below about logging into the Classical 100.

2) Log into the Classical 100 using these details

 

    email: j.oates@westbrookoldhall.com

    password: 2020OldHall

 

Listen to The Flight of the Bumble Bee

 

3) Click on the Song Maker link and create your own music in response to what you heard.

Logging in to Classical 100.

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Watch this video to learn how to log in and use Classical 100.

WEEK 8

 

Good morning, Reception.

 

Here are your activities for Thursday 21st May.

 

1) Learn to sing part of the 'Florence Nightingale' using the lyrics and MP3 below. Tap the pulse of the song as you listen. Learn to sing the middle part of the song - these lyrics are red.

 

2) Complete your own song (See week 6 lessons) that I asked you to begin last week. You might want to use one of the music programmes to create a beat to rap or sing to. Ask your parents to record them and email them to Mr Oates.

 

3) As this is the final week before half term go back over the previous weeks and look again at some of the activities before we move on to new work in June.

Florence Nightingale by J. Oates

 

Florence Nightingale  gave her life to sail

far away across the sea.

So the soldiers there would get all her care

where their mothers could not be.

 

As a girl she was taught at home by her father who disagreed.

That Florence Nightingale gave her life to sail far away across the sea.

 

Lady with the lamp. bringing light to comfort me.

Lady with the lamp bringing light so I may see.

Lady with the lamp bringing light to comfort me.

Lady with the lamp bringing light so I may see.

Bringing light and comfort to me.

 

Florence Nightingale  gave her life to sail

far away across the sea.

So the soldiers there would get all her care

where their mothers could not be.

 

As a girl she was taught at home by her father who disagreed.

That Florence Nightingale gave her life to sail far away across the sea.

WEEK 7

 

Good morning, Reception.

 

Here are your tasks for Thursday 14th May.

 

1) Song Writing Competition - Watch the video below to learn about this competition. Your song can be about anything. Make up some rhyming words and sing them. Try to repeat the patterns that you make.

 

2) Sing the song 'Me! Me! It's Only Me!' and add actions - use the lyrics and MP3 file below.

 

3) Watch the video below to practise singing the Beowulf song in two parts.

Me! Me! It’s Only Me! - John Oates 2011

CHORUS
Me! Me! It’s only me! From my head to toe.
Me! Me! No one but me! Just you watch me grow.


Verse 1.
I’ve got two legs, they bend at the knee and help me to crouch down low.
I’ve got two arms to wave in the air and hands to say ‘hello’. How are you doing?

Verse 2.
I’ve got two eyes, they help me to see, to search and to find my way, way, way!
I’ve got two ears for sounds all around! One nose to smell the air. Coming up roses!

WEEK 6

 

Good morning, Reception.

 

Here is your music activity for Thursday 7th May.

 

1) Today I want you to learn the hand signs for the 'I'm A Seed' song. Watch the video below and use it to get better and better. Teach your parents how to do the hand signs so they can join in.

 

Do So So,   So La Fa,    Me Fa Ra,    Ra, Me, Do. (repeat)

 

2) Play the I'm A Seed song MP3 that is under the video - join in with the actions and try to add the hand signs also.

Kodaly Hand Signs

WEEK 5

 

Good morning, Reception.

 

Here is your musical activity for 30th April 2020.

 

1) Watch the video below and learn how to use the Song Maker programme. Then click on the link and begin to make your patterns for the song 'I'm A Seed'. 

Song Maker - I'm A Seed - John Oates

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Watch this video and learn how to use the Song Maker to make up patterns for a song.

WEEK 4

 

Good morning, Reception.

 

Here are your music activities for Thursday 23rd April.

 

1) Watch the video below and learn how to use the Musiclab Rhythm activity. Then click on the link below the video and begin to make your rhythms. Make a rhythm that will fit with the song, 'I'm A Seed'.

Music Lab Rhythm Video

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Use this video to learn how to use the rhythm maker.

Here are your extension activities for Week 4 - they can all be found on this page or in the Learning at Home page - music star!

 

1) Sing ‘Travelling in my spaceship’'In my rocket', 'I'm A Seed' and 'Wash Your Hands'

 

2) Listen to Music & Learn About Composers - Week 4

 

Listen to Appalachian Spring: Variations on a Shaker Tune by Aaron Copland. How many times do you hear the famous tune repeated?

 

3) Listen to the instruments of the orchestra - Woodwind Family

 

WEEK 3

 

 

Good morning, Reception,

 

Here are your musical activities for 16th April.

 

 

Activity 1: Tapping a simple rhythm whilst singing.

 

Watch the video below and sing along with the song. Learn how to clap or stamp the pattern and then see if you can do this as you sing the song. Practise several times.

 

Finally, play the video several times while you add your own actions showing the seed growing.

I'm A Seed by John Oates

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See if you can tap this simple pattern whilst you sing the song. Afterwards sing the song and add actions.

Here are your extension activities for Week 3 - they can all be found on this page or in the Learning at Home page - music star!

 

1) Sing ‘Travelling in my spaceship’ and 'In my rocket' from weeks 1 & 2. 

 

2) Watch the video and sing the 'Wash Your Hands' song. 

 

3) Listen to Music & Learn About Composers - Week 3
 

Can you make up your own movements for Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No2, Movement/Part 1?

 

4) Listen to Brass instruments in the Instruments of the Orchestra

 

5) Make sounds with shapes by clicking on the Sounds & Shapes Kadinsky link below. Watch the video to see how it works.

Sounds & Shape Kadinsky - How to use video

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Wash Your Hands by John Oates

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Thank you to the children and parents who helped to create this video resource.

WEEK 2

 

Good morning, Reception,

 

Here are your musical activities for 2nd April.

Written by John Oates

 

 

Here are your extension activities for Week 2 - they can all be found on this page or in the Learning at Home page - music star!

 

1) Sing ‘Travelling in my spaceship’. (Music/words/audio can be found above.) Tap the pulse and clap the rhythm of the words. 

 

2) Sing the 'In my rocket’ song and tap the rhythms from week 1.

 

3) Sing the 'Wash Your Hands' song. Practise and make your own hand actions for it.

 

4) Sing the ‘Olympian’ song and tap along to the pulse.

 

5) Listen to Music & Learn About Composers - Week 2
 

Can you make up your own actions for the music? The music is mostly quiet but then there is a surprise.

WEEK 1

 

Thursday 26th March
 

Good morning, Reception.

 

Here is a song for you to sing.

 

Rocket Rhythms - tap two fingers against your palm for the syllables coloured red.

 

1) Ta    Ta    Ta   -   aa.                        2) Ta- te  Ta- te  Ta  Ta

In my rocket score

Here are some more things to do they can all be found in the Learning at Home page - music star!

 

1) Sing the 'Wash Your Hands' song. Practise and make your own hand actions for it.

 

2) Listen to Music & Learn About Composers - Listen to a piece of music by Mozart  - Piano Sonata No. 11 in A: Turkish Rondo

 

Can you dance to the music? When the music changes make new movements.

 

3) Learn about the instruments of the orchestra.

 

4) Watch the videos for the School Prayer and Golden Apple song and sing both.