Child-led Music Activities
The children in Nursery really enjoy a music programme called ‘BoomwhackerBeatz’. There are some really fun warm-ups with backing tracks to play along to, using lots of interesting rhythms, such as ‘Wait to eat the doughnut!’ and ‘Emperor Penguin Walk’.
The children so enjoy playing like this that they asked to have the programme turned on and chose the instruments they wanted to use. Great, independent musicians in the making!
Nursery and S2S sang for their families and friends very confidently on the stage with their super Christmas hats. Thank you to everyone who came to watch and support us.
This was a very loud and noisy week!
We enjoyed exploring all of the various musical instruments – our favourite instruments were the large cymbals and the xylophone!
We learnt that different instruments make different sounds and are played in different ways; such as hitting, tapping, blowing or banging.
We can play some instruments loudly or quietly (dynamics) and fast or slow (This is called a beat or tempo.)
We listened to the music and moved our bodies to the rhythm. We waved our ribbons and listened to the beat.
We also made shakers; we filled a pot with different materials of our choice, such as dried rice, lentils, beads, oats and stones and sealed a lid on top. We discovered that some of our shakers sounded different to our friend’s ones.
Nursery Music Week
The children in Nursery always enjoy their music. They sing lots of songs and explore lots of different instruments. In their music week, they pull out all the stops and try and do something new. Here are some photos of some pupils having a try on a violin and a saxophone as well as enjoying the outdoor music area: