How can we get the best results from our Primary musicians and actors? Here I share what we do at my school when we put on a Y5-6 musical production every other year. We are currently preparing for the performances on 20-21 November of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr.
2 quality books to help connect children to the orchestras and their music.
Our end of year concert, 'Patana Primary', is this coming Thursday. It features performances by all of our extra curricular groups, the presentation of the Music Awards and a few soloists too. It is bound to be jam-packed full of wonderful music-making. Jam-packed is the relevant phrase here, as it is likely to last for … Continue reading MCs or no MCs?
Year 2 are looking at the science of sound as part of their science week. The music team are contributing to a good understanding of vibrations, playing instruments and high and low sounds from a musical point of view. We started with some questions this week and had some excellent discussion: What is sound? Where … Continue reading Year 2 Science of Sound – Pitch Perfect Understanding
Year 1 have been consolidating high, low and going upwards- going downwards. They loved using angklungs for this and so did I. Our focus song was: Elevator, won't you take me, 1-2-3-4-5 Elevator, won't you take me, 5-4-3-2-1 (I found the chant of this at the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra website and made up the (obvious) … Continue reading Year 1 – ‘High-Low’ with Angklungs