Home Page

Year 5

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

 

Music is a practical subject.

David’s composing using Song Maker

Still image for this video
Good use of Tempo, a strong melody and interesting repeated bass notes. A very dramatic piece made very dynamic by the build up in the percussion. Well done.

WEEK 7

 

Good afternoon, Y5.

 

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.

Florence Nightingale - by J. Oates

Learn to sing this song about Florence Nightingale.

 

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 6

 

Good afternoon, Y5.

 

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

Still image for this video
Watch this video to learn about the song writing competition.

Beowulf by J.Oates 2018

Still image for this video
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 5

 

Good afternoon, Y5.

 

I am sorry that the video I uploaded last week didn't have my voice on it to guide you. I've put the proper one on now so please have another listen to it.

 

Your activity for Wednesday 6th May is as follows:

 

1) Watch the video below. It shows you how to use the Ableton Sequencer and gives ideas as to how you can add lyrics from the Johnny B. Goode song.

Ableton Sequencer Video - How to use.

Still image for this video
Watch this video to learn how to use the Making Beats loop sequencer. Add lyrics from the Johnny B. Goode song.

Johnny B. Goode

Composed by Chuck Berry

 

Deep down in Louisiana, close to New Orleans
Way back up in the woods among the evergreens
There stood a log cabin made of earth and wood
Where lived a country boy named Johnny B. Goode
Who never ever learned to read or write so well
But he could play the guitar just like ringing a bell

Go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Johnny B. Goode

 

He used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack
And go sit beneath the trees by the railroad track
Oh, the engineers would see him sitting in the shade
Stroming with the rhythm that the drivers made
People passing by, they would stop and say
"Oh my, that little country boy could play"

Go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Johnny B. Goode

 

His mother told him someday he would be a man
And you will be the leader of a big ol' band
Many people coming from miles around
To hear you play your music when the sun go down
Maybe someday your name would be in lights
Saying "Johnny B. Goode tonight"

Go, go
Go, Johnny, go
Go, go, go, Johnny, go
Go, go, go, Johnny, go
Go, go, go, Johnny, go
Go
Johnny B. Goode

Week 4

 

Good afternoon, Y5.

 

Here are your musical activities for Wednesday 29th April.

 

1) Watch the video and learn how to use the Song Maker. Then click on the link and make a pattern for the Johnny B. Goode song.

Y5 Song Maker Tutorial 2 - With Mr Oates' voice over this time!!

Still image for this video
Use this video to learn how to use the Song Maker and develop musical ideas for the Johnny B. Goode 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, Y5.

 

Here is your main activity for Wednesday 22nd April.

 

1) We are going to use the video below to learn to sing a second part for the Johnny B. Goode song by Chuck Berry. The song has a 12 Bar structure. Each bar has 4 beats so that's 12 x 4 = ? beats.

 

If you play an instrument you can try playing the chords or both the melody and second part.

Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry 1958

Still image for this video
Use this video to learn to sing a second part to the song.

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 Demonstration Video

Still image for this video

Wash Your Hands by John Oates

Still image for this video
Thank you to children and parents for their support in making this resource.

WEEK 2

 

 

1) Become better at singing the song, 'As Traffic Lights'. See resources below.

 

Sing using the PDF document and audio recording below.

 

Learn to sing the instrument part using Do Re Me Fa So La Ti Do.

 

If you have an instrument - try to play the instrument part or the chords as you sing.

 

Can you sing the instrument part whilst the melody is playing?

 

Can you make up your own words for the song?

 

Extension Activities - Found in the Music Star on the Learning at Home page.

 

2) Sing the 'I Want To Be An Olympian' song. 

 

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

 

WEEK 1

 

Good Afternoon Y5!

 

I had hoped to have this on earlier but you can not rush creativity!!!

 

Tasks for 25th March.

 

1) Learn the song, 'As Traffic Lights'.

 

Sing this song several times using the PDF document and audio recording below.

 

Learn to sing the instrument part using Do Re Me Fa So La Ti Do.

 

If you have an instrument - try to play the instrument part or the chords as you sing.

 

Can you sing the instrument part whilst the melody is playing?

 

Good Luck

As Traffic Lights by John Oates & Lyrics adapted from Rob Ryan

As Traffic Lights by John Oates/Rob Ryan

This is the melody version.

As Traffic Lights instrumental part.mp3

As Traffic Lights - Full Version

Try singing both parts or playing along with your instrument.

Extension Tasks: All these tasks can be found on the previous page in the gold 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.