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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 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 - John Oates

This song was written by John Oates in 2010.

 

Florence Nightingale song lyrics - 2010 John 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.

 

Far away across the sea.

Far away across the sea.

 

(J. Oates 2010)

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.

Song Writing Competition - 2020

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Watch this video to learn about the competition.

Me! Me! It's Only Me! (2020 Remix) by John Oates 2011

Use this MP3 file to practise the actions to the song.
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!

Beowulf by J. Oates 2018

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Use this video to practise singing a second part.

Beowulf sailed across the sea to Denmark and his destiny.
Many warriors by his side for Grendel was his chosen prize.
Stalking through the shadows. Grendel and his mother roam.
Darknes, cold and terror. They would bring to every home

By J. Oates 2018

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

Kodaly Hand Signs 1

Hand Signs for the I'm A Seed song

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Use this video to learn the hand signs for the melody.

I'm A Seed by John Oates 2019

Listen to the song and perform the actions. Try to add the hand signs also.

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.

Seeds Growing In Mr Oates' Garden

Seeds Growing In Mr Oates' Garden 1

WEEK 2

 

Good morning, Reception,

 

Here are your musical activities for 2nd April.

Travelling In My Spaceship by J. Oates

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 by John Oates

In my rocket score

In my rocket score 1

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.