We have been continuing our musical learning in our Studio Room. We have been playing new games on our interactive board that teach us music.
We have our very own interactive piano. The piano keys are displayed on the board and we use our musical skills to play the notes to make our sounds. We have been learning that the colours represent the notes. When you play a long note it has a long block of colour and a short note produces a small colour. When we play the piano scale, it will make a rainbow of colour notes. We have very much enjoyed this.
The next game we have is blob opera. It’s a very funny game that teaches us about singing in different pitches, the longer the blob goes the higher the note he sings. We can even take the blobs on tour over the world stages. We can record the blobs singing and listen back to what operatic song we made.
Finally, we have the paint with music game. This game teaches us to paint with sound. We can choose from a range of instruments and make our marks across the screen. This combines sound with mark making encouraging children to make music following our marks. We can select from different canvases to create our paint with music.
We have very much enjoyed exploring music in this way, bringing music to life for our learners.
This morning in the discovery room the children decided to make a track for the bee bots to move around on.
They used different shaped blocks to create a track that was flat enough for the bee bots to move along .
We looked at the arrows on top and discussed what they mean.
”This button means forward”
”what is this one mean?”
The children used the direction cards and placed them along the track.
“Let’s go forward like this card”
”The green one is go”
They used their numeracy skills as they counted how many times they pressed the forwards button and how many places the bee moved forward.
In the end they raced the bees to see who would move the furthest, it was a lot of fun cheering on the bees.