Autumn Term 2014

Class 2: Sounds Interesting – Exploring Sounds and Exploring Duration. Preparation for the Autumn Concert, Rehearsals and performance of the Christmas Nativity Born in a Barn.

Class 3: Feel the Pulse and The Rhythm Clock and preparation for the Autumn Concert, Rehearsals and performance of the Christmas Nativity Born in a Barn.

Class 4: Exploring Rhythmic Patterns and Learning the Recorder basics, Preparation for the Autumn Concert, Learning a Fanfare linked to Ancient Roman Music, Rehearsals and performance for the Christmas Service.

Class 5: Exploring the Pentatonic Scale, Learning the Pentatonic Egyptian March as Preparation for the Autumn Concert, Listening – The Planets (BBC 10 Pieces), Rehearsals and performance for the Christmas Service.

Class 6: Introduction to the First World War and the history of the songs Pack Up Your Troubles and Tipperary. Learn to play Somewhere Only we Know by Keane for the Autumn Concert. Listening – The Planets (BBC 10 Pieces), Learning the song Victoriana (history link). Rehearsals and performance for the Christmas Service.

Spring Term 2015

Class 2: Feel the Pulse – Exploring Pulse and Rhythm by clapping in time, repeating rhythms etc. Preparation for the MySchool CD recording by learning various songs and choosing one for the CD. 2nd half – Taking Off – Exploring pitch – understand how sounds are high and low. Preparation for Easter.

Class 3: The Weather – creating Sound Pictures with tuned and untuned instruments. Learning how to sing! Preparation for the MySchool CD recording by learning various songs and choosing some for the CD. 2nd half – What’s the score – exploring instruments and symbols. Using symbols to create a sound picture to a cartoon. Preparation for Easter.

Class 4: Listening – In the Hall of the Mountain King (BBC 10 Pieces). Creating sound pictures for a volcano poem (geography link). Preparation for the MySchool CD recording by learning various songs and choosing some for the CD. Also learning songs for the school show Treasure Island (these are also on the CD). Preparation for Easter.

Class 5: Listening – Young Persons’ Guide to the Instruments of the Orchestra. Learning how to sing! Music and Sound – how do we hear musical sounds, sine vibrations, high and low pitch. Preparation for MySchool CD recording by learning A Mouse lived in a Windmill – learning about its history, Also learning songs for the school show Treasure Island (these are also on the CD). Preparation for Easter.

Class 6: Listening – Listening – Young Persons’ Guide to the Instruments of the Orchestra. Learning how to sing! Learn Believe for their assembly and for the MySchool CD recording. Also learning songs for the school show Treasure Island (these are also on the CD). Preparation for Easter.

Summer Term 2015

Class 2: Listening – In the Hall of the Mountain King (BBC 10 Pieces).What’s the score – exploring instruments and symbols. Music for the Multicultural Week. Music linked to the National Gallery’s Take One Picture project. Rain, rain, go away– exploring timbre, tempo and dynamics.

Class 3: Listening – Mozart’s Horn Concerto no 4, last movement. (BBC 10 Pieces). Rain, rain, go away– exploring timbre, tempo and dynamics. Music for the Multicultural Week. Music linked to the National Gallery’s Take One Picture project. What’s the score – exploring sounds.

For Classes 4,5 & 6 the summer term will be used for rehearsing the two-act musical show Treasure Island. This is to be performed at No 8 theatre in July. All the pupils in KS2 will be involved; it is going to be very exciting!

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