During the first half term back the children in Years 1 and 2 have enjoyed our regular ‘Music Assembly’. This takes place each Wednesday and the children listen to a different piece of music that can range from modern pop to classical, movie soundtracks and music from different parts of the world. After listening to the music children spend ‘reflective time’ thinking about how the song made them feel. Sometimes, the music provides a virtual ‘live performance’ of a song. In the photograph below children are listening to music from the Harry Potter movies. This experience allowed the children to see and hear the instruments involved in the piece.
Year 1 and 2 have also enjoyed continuing their music learning using Charanga! They have developed their listening skills and have focused on beat and rhythm. Feeling the pulse of music and clapping alongside the beat.
In Reception classes the children have enjoyed listening to and singing along to many simple songs. They have also been enjoying exploring and experimenting with instruments across our learning environment.
A variety of music is played in the class environments and outdoor classroom for the children to experience. The teachers make sure this music provides a variety of musical experiences and the children are often seen moving to the music, playing the instruments alongside it and developing dances.