Year 5 Music Work
Year 5 once again played brilliantly in the whole school Christmas assembly. They only started learning the ukulele this term and in the four Christmas songs they played they covered ten different chords, which is impressive at this point in the year. As you can hear from the recordings they accompanied the whole school in a Christmas sing-a-long, which was enjoyed by everyone.
These are the notes we have been using on the ukulele (from a Blues Scale) to help us improvise. We have been focussing solely on the A string.
In Year 5, we are learning to play the ukulele. This is the first instrument we have learnt in school which lends itself so well to us accompanying our own singing. Our ukulele skills will be a great asset for performance and will provide us with the opportunity later on in the year to write and perform our own songs.
Laying the foundations for performance:
- We started to learn the first few chords on the ukulele, and we now have a repertoire of simple pieces which we can play and sing along to.
- We have learnt how to hold the ukulele well and can keep the instrument silent when not in use, which will be a much needed skill during a performance.
- We are now starting to attempt some Christmas pieces with a wider range of chords ready to perform in a Christmas assembly to the whole school.