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

 

Music is a practical subject.

Week 13

 

Good morning, Y1.

 

Here are your music activities for Wednesday 15th July.

 

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

Polar Bear by John Oates 2018

Polar Bear by John Oates

Bethany's version using Song Maker

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Well done Bethany. I love the way you have changed the beat in the middle part.

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.

Making the Polar Bear Melody using Song Maker

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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 picture 1 - tune A from the song - play this twice.

Polar Bear picture 2 - this is the middle part of the song.

Polar Bear picture 3 - this is the end of the song.

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 12

 

Good morning, Y1.

 

Here are some activities for Wednesday 8th 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.

Gold Coast, Australia by John Oates 2015

Gold Coast, Australia by John Oates 2015

Intro

Chorus
Gold Coast, Australia. I wanna be there with you!
Gold Coast, Australia just show me what I've got to do to be with you.

Verse 1
See the whales as they flip their tails on a bright blue summer's day.
Splashing here, there and ev'rywhere, now the whales they begin to play.

Chorus

Verse 2
Get your board now and ride the waves with the mermaids along the shore.
Paradise here for ev'ryone, so much more for us to explore.

Chorus

Bridge
And to think what it used to be.
In the nineteenth century.
A home for the common thief.
In the land of the Barrier Reef.

Chorus

Outro

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 - use this picture to help you.

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

Making changes in the settings of Song maker

Bethany singing 'I'm A Snail'.

Thank you Bethany for your beautiful singing.

Week 11

 

Good morning, Y1.

 

Here are some activities for Wednesday 1st 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.

I'm A Snail - John Oates

Recorded on Friday 19th June by Y5 & Y6 Key Worker children - 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 10

 

Good morning, Y1.

 

Here is your music activity for Wednesday 24th June.

 

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

I'm A Snail by J.Oates 2015

I'm a snail and I leave my trail all around.
I'm a snail and I leave my trail on the ground.

I'm so sorry if I make a mess
upon the kitchen floor or by the back door.
2) Use the video and PDF below to learn how to sing the instrumental part.

I'm A Snail - Tutorial Video Using Hand Signs To Learn The Instrumental Part 1

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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 9

 

Good morning, Y1.

 

Here are your music tasks for Wednesday 17th June.

 

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

Hand Signs - singing the musical scale.

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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 Clarinet Concerto

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Week 8

 

Good morning, Y1.

 

Here is your activity for Wednesday 10th 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 7

 

Good morning, Y1.

 

Here are your activities for Wednesday 20th May.

 

1) Learn to sing 'Florence Nightingale' using the lyrics and MP3 below. Notice how the song has two sections and a structure of

A B A.

 

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.

WEEK 6

 

Good morning, Y1.

 

Here are your tasks for Wednesday 13th May.

 

1) Song Writing Competition - Watch the video below to learn about this competition. Your song can be about anything.

 

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

Song Writing Competition

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Watch this video to learn about the song writing competition.

WEEK 5

 

Good morning, Y1.

 

Here is your music activity for Wednesday 6th May.

 

1) Watch the video below to learn how to use the Song Maker programme. Then click on the Song Maker link and have your own try at making a simple accompaniment for the song 'Trav'lling in my Spaceship.

Song Maker - How do we use it?

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Watch this video and learn how to use the Song Maker programme for the song, Trav'lling in my Spaceship.

WEEK 4

 

Good Morning, Y1.

 

Here are your music activities for Wednesday 29th 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, 'Trav'lling in my Spaceship'.

Rhythm Maker - Y1 Trav'lling In My Spaceship

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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!

 

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, Y1.

 

Here are your music tasks for Wednesday 22nd April.

 

1) Sing the song 'Trav'lling in my Spaceship' and tap the repeated rhythm (Ostinato). Use the video below to help you.

Trav'lling In My Spaceship by John Oates

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Use this video to help you to sing the song and clap the obstinate pattern.

Here are some more extension activities for this week. They can be found on this page or within the music star.

 

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

 

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

Listen for the patterns in the music and how the solo instrument works with the orchestra - 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 show you how to use the programme.

Sounds & Shapes Kadinsky Demonstration Video

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Use this video to learn how to use the programme.

WEEK 2

Good Morning Y1

 

Here are your music activities for 1st April - they can all be found on this page or in the Learning at Home page - music star!

 

1) Sing the 'Goldilocks' song and tap the rhythms from week 1.

 

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

 

3) Sing the ‘Olympian’ song. Watch the video in the Music Star.

 

4) 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.

 

5) Learn about the instruments of the orchestra - Activity 2

WEEK 1

 

Good morning Y1!

 

Here are your music activities for this week (25th March) - 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) Sing the Goldilocks song found at the bottom of this page. Tap the rhythmic pattern (Ostinato) and sing the instrument part.

 

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.

Goldilocks Rhythm & Instrumental Part

Goldilocks, She stole my socks by John Oates

Goldilocks, She Stole My Socks by J. Oates