This term has been a quick and busy one in Music but we had fun once more sharing and playing music together with our friends.
In Primary we had great fun playing Come and Pass the Sound Around, which began as a body percussion game that we added instruments to. Like a version of Pass the Parcel, the children enjoyed the structure and the variety of instruments they got to play in a lesson. The passing and sharing of instruments encouraged shared attention, anticipation, developing motor skills and beat. The activity was adapted from an American song so had a minor, country blues, feel, that everyone enjoyed too.
Other songs and games across Primary included In and Out the Dusty Bluebells and moving the parachute to music. In Lammermuir we continued to play music games, explore instruments and develop signing and actions, using symbols to request songs. Glendevon also played music to accompany the story of Noah’s Ark, using pictures for the score.
In Ochiltree and Duntarvie, we finished off ASDAN and N1 qualifications, choosing music with switches and symbols to play along with or to dance to. The children particularly enjoyed playing the electric guitars, keyboards and drums. Across the school there were also opportunities for small groups and individuals to come for short, music as therapy sessions that allowed us to focus on the particular needs of some of the children.
Next year, we will continue to have fun with music with new and familiar songs alike.