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

 

Music is a practical subject.

Week 13

 

Good afternoon, Y4.

 

Here are your music activities for Monday 13th 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 Lyrics and Music

Listen to Joey's version of Polar Bear using Song Maker.

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Joey has added his own top part too.

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 video.

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

How to make the Polar Bear melody 1 - Repeat this section.

Repeat this section

How to make the Polar Bear melody 2 - This is the middle section.

How to make the Polar Bear melody - This is the end section.

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

Joey playing the I'm A Snail song on Keyboard.

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Thank you Joey, for working so hard with your music tasks.

Week 12

 

Good afternoon, Y4.

 

Here are some activities for Monday 6th 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

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

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

Song Maker Settings

Week 11

 

Good afternoon, Y4.

 

Here are some activities for Monday 29th June. 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

Y5 & Y6 Key Worker Children performing in the afternoon on Friday 19th June

2) 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 afternoon, Y4.

 

Here is your music activity for Monday 22nd 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 - Instrumental Part 1

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Watch this video and learn how to sing the instrumental part.
3) Click on the link below to watch videos teaching you how to play this instrumental part on guitar, keyboard & ukulele.

Albi & Joey singing up and down the musical scale.

Well done, keep this up.

Week 9

 

Good afternoon, Y4.

 

Here are your music tasks for Monday 15th June.

 

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

 

2)Watch the Making Patterns video and then compose your own patterns using the hand signs.

Hand Signs Warm Up Video

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Hand Signs - making Patterns

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

 

4) Now click on the link below the third video and log in using:

 

Email: j.oates@westbrookoldhall.com

Password: 2020OldHall

 

5) 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.

 

Song Maker link is at the bottom of this week's activities.

Classical 100 - Log In & Mozart's Clarinet Concerto

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Week 8

 

Good afternoon, Y4.

 

Here is your activity for Monday 8th June.

 

I would like to start our lessons this half term by asking you to access a listening resource. 

 

You must enter the following to get in:

Email: j.oates@westbrookoldhall.com

Password: 2020OldHall

 

Before you log in look over the picture and the TASK below!!

Classical 100 - Elements

1) Once You have logged in click on the pink ELEMENTS rectangle.

2) Next click on one of the green SQUARES.

 

Here are the 7 Elements of music.

 

Duration - long or short sounds

Dynamics - Loud or quiet sounds

Pitch - High or low sounds

Structure - How the music is built or put together

Tempo - Fast or slow

Texture - Layers of sounds - thick or thin

Timbre - the quality of the sound

 

TASK - Listen to two pieces of music from one of the elements above. Can you describe them? How are they the same? How are they different?

 

For example: If I choose the element Tempo I might listen to the William Tell Overture and Russian Dance

 

Why not compose your own music in response to the music you have heard using the Song Maker?

WEEK 7

 

Good afternoon, Y4.

 

Here are your activities for Monday 18th 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, Y4.

 

Here are your tasks for Monday 11th 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 2020

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Watch this video to learn about the Song Writing competition.

WEEK 5

 

Good afternoon, Y4.

 

Here is your music activity for Monday 4th May.

 

1) Watch the video below explaining the task and introducing you to the Song Maker programme.

 

Then click on the Song Maker programme and compose and create an accompaniment for the Pompeii song.

Song Maker Programme - Y4 Pompeii Song

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This video will demonstrate how you can use the Song maker programme to create an accompaniment for the Pompeii song by John oates

Pompeii Accompaniment Picture

WEEK 4

 

Good afternoon, Y4.

 

Here are your activities for Monday 27th April.

 

1) Watch the video below and learn how to use the rhythm maker. Then click on the link and make a rhythm for the Pompeii song. Once you have a rhythmic pattern then sing the song over the top of it.

How to make a rhythm for the Pompeii song.

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This video looks at the Rhythm Maker and sets the task of creating a rhythmic pattern to accompany the Pompeii song.

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 afternoon, Y4.

 

Here is your main activity for Monday 20th April.

 

Use the video below to learn how to sing .Pompeii'. Once you have learnt the song see if you can begin singing in a different place as demonstrated.

Pompeii by John Oates

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Learn the song and then try to sing beginning in a different place.

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 - How to use the programme.

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A demonstration video.

WEEK 2

 

Main Task - 1) Listen to Leo's Bat Rap from a few weeks ago - do you remember his great performance during the assembly?

 

2) Compose your own rap or mini song based on the book 'The Wolves in the Walls'.

 

Think about how Lucy felt when she heard the sounds and what they made her do.

 

Can you use words that rhyme? The words should flow easily when spoken.

 

Once you have your words - play the backing track and begin to improvise your rap or song

Leo's Bat Rap

Joey's Rap

Thank you for sending your rap in Joey. Well done!

Rap Backing Track

Use this backing track to help you to compose your own rap or mini song.

Here are your extension music activities for this week (30th March) - they can all be found on this page or 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 - Week 2 - 30th March - Haydn's Surprise Symphony - Can you make different large gestures when you hear the surprise?

 

3) Music Theory - Note names of the treble clef

 

4) Compose Music & Play Rhythm Games - week 2 - 30th March

 

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

 

6) Sing 'Lucy Heard Noises' from week 1 and sing the instrumental part.

WEEK 1

 

Good Afternoon Y4!

 

I hope you are all well.

 

Here are your music activities for this week (23rd 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) Listen to Music & Learn about Composers - Week 1 - 23rd March - Mozart's Piano Sonata No.11

 

3) Music Theory - Note names of the treble clef

 

4) Compose your own music - week 1 - 23rd March

 

5) Learn about the instruments of the orchestra.

 

6) Lucy Heard Noises -

a) Sing the words and the instrumental part.

b) If you have an instrument try to play the instrumental part.

c) Create your own sound patterns for the noises Lucy heard or compose your own song. 

Lucy Heard Noises - John Oates - 2015

Lucy Heard Noises by J. Oates

This is the chorus from the song 'Lucy Heard Noises'. There is an instrumental part that the children learn to sing before learning to play on instruments.