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P2/3 Music – back in school!

It has been SO good to be back in school teaching this lovely, hard working, enthusiastic and fun class! We have been learning about BEAT, RHYTHM and TEMPO.

They also learnt a rather large Italian musical word. Can anyone remember what it was? It begins with the letter D………………………….. DIMINUENDO (gradually getting quieter).

Here they are trying ‘The Marching Song’ and ‘Listen Listen Here I Come, Someone Special Get’s The Drum.’

As they were working so hard I also let them have a peerie play.

Well done everyone!

Video 2

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Music Update

Hello Everyone.  Mrs Inkster here to give you an update on last term’s Music lessons.

I really enjoyed teaching music last term despite all the restrictions. I am getting used to having to go between the different classrooms and have not had to call on Jacqui nearly as much this term to help get my laptop connected! The pupils never make a fuss about all the limitations in place and they are such a polite and respectful bunch to work with and a real credit to the school and their families. It always brings a smile to my face as the peerie wans run to greet me on my arrival each Thursday morning and a special thank you to the P2 pupil who always gets the door for me – you know who you are!!

As you may know, we are not permitted to sing in school at present but we did have fun using percussion instruments this term. I allocated a box to each class to keep things safe and we had a lot of fun performing some Christmas rhythm playalongs. In the final week most classes had a go at the ‘Jingle Bells Bossa’ activities which were really good fun too.

P4/5 were treated to a super rendition on accordion of Jingle Bells by one of their classmates which was a lovely end to the final lesson.

Primary 7 worked really hard on arrangement of ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’ and it was so lovely to be able to use instruments for a change even with all the hand sanitising required when tuning! (And there was that certain violin that kept going out of tune!!) A big thank you to Annalie Hayward (the string instructor) for all her help with this performance.

Here are a few pictures that I managed to take in the last week. (The rest of my photos and videos from the past two terms were inadvertently deleted when my laptop was getting fixed.)

It is vexing to have to go back to online learning again but I look forward to hearing from you all with details of any musical activities that you have managed to do each week and I do love to get your recordings through.  I was AMAZED at how many items we got for the Isolation CD which we made in the last lockdown which Overtonlea were delighted with.

I will be posting some musical things online for you to try and am planning to include a song each week seeing as you ARE allowed to sing at home – yippee!! If you have any requests for particular songs or musical activities then please let me know and keep those recordings coming. I look forward to ‘glowing’ with you soon!

Term 2 Music Plans

Here’s what I’m planning to do with all the classes this term although I often end up making changes to my plans as I go depending on what arises in class! I generally try and do a mixture of performing, listening and composing with all classes each term but usually with more performing than the other two elements of music. Sadly we are not able to sing in most classes at the moment which means I am not able to run my Community Christmas Choir this year. Thank you again to everyone who supported this last year and sang at the airport. It was a super day.

DPS Term 2 Music Overviews

P1/2
Halloween activities; Spooky World Project from BBC Teach (performing/composing/listening); Jolly Music/Kodaly Singing Games and Rhymes; topic related activities where applicable; Christmas.

P2/3
Halloween activities; Spooky World Project from BBC Teach (performing/composing/listening); rhythm work following on from last term’s body percussion activities; Christmas.

P4/5
Halloween activities; ‘Angel’s Trumpet’ – level appropriate work from Film Festival Project; topic related activities where applicable; rhythm work following on from last term’s body percussion activities; BBC 10 Pieces/Proms at Home; Christmas.

P 5/6
Halloween activities; ‘Angel’s Trumpet’ – level appropriate work from Film Festival Project; topic related activities where applicable; rhythm work following on from last term’s body percussion activities; BBC 10 Pieces/Proms at Home; Christmas.

P7
Halloween activities; ‘Angel’s Trumpet’ – level appropriate work from Film Festival Project; class group performance using various instruments with related listening – piece chosen by the class; Christmas.

P7 – Bubblegum 4 part canons

P7 have been working really well on body percussion activities. Recently they went into groups to perform a body percussion rhyme as a canon.

See if they can explain to you what a canon is?

 

Primary 1/2 10th September

Some pupils in P1/2 were keen to perform and share their work with you.