Year 5 have started their topic of Music this week. We are looking at rock music and have been studying various rock bands and their songs. We have learnt all about how songs are constructed and are now able to keep time and copy other children’s rhythmic hand-clapping patterns.
We ended the session reading music and playing tunes on the glockenspiels… the children we’re amazing!
Today Kestrels continued with their music- appraising, practicing and writing a rap.
We heard a lovely piece of music today by Johann Strauss -Radetzky Marsch
It was an unusual piece and it was lovely to hear the children appraise it:
Great listening skills Year 5- you are getting great at appraising pieces of music.
The class went on to having another go at the rap and learning more of the verses. Then they got down to writing their own! Some budding songwriters in the class. Watch this space for performances of their raps…
Today, Year 5 experienced an amazing music lesson taught by Mrs Parry. To start off with, we listened to a spectacular song called ‘Don’t Stop Believing’. One of the children exclaimed, “This is my favourite song!” All of the class really enjoyed singing the song in unison. We talked about song genres, keeping the pulse and discussed the types of instruments used in the piece. Mrs Parry also introduced the children to a fantastic tune, which goes by the name of ‘Lean on Me’. Those from karaoke club are familiar with the song so really enjoyed singing it with confidence. The only way it could have been better is if our fabulously fantastic teacher, Mr Johnston, was teaching us (no offence Mrs Parry).
Written by Poppy, Kai and Brianna (influenced slightly by Mr Johnston).
It really was brilliant to see the children enjoying the music and singing so much! We look forward to more sessions over the next few weeks, where the children will be able to show their creativity in a number of ways.
Today Year 5 enjoyed a trip to Birmingham Symphony Hall. They watched (and heard!) a fantastic performance by the BBC concert orchestra who performed ten pieces of classical music. “Ten Pieces Primary” is for 7 to 11-year-olds and aims to open up the world of classical music to children and inspire them. Besides listening to various classical arrangements, the children were also impressed with the lighting and sheer size of the building! The event was hosted by Naomi Robinson from CBBC and Mr Switch, who is a world champion DJ, also performed in the concert.
At this year’s Christmas Carol service, Year 5 will be preforming a number of traditional carols by bell ringing. The class have been working with Mr Gill to prefect these songs in order to be performed at the service in front of the whole school, parents and carers. On Thursday, year five were lucky enough to be able to give a sneak preview to local Druids Health OAPS and the grandparents of Year 6 who were visiting school to have Christmas lunch with the school council and their grandchildren.
Well done year 5! You were fantastic!
In preparation for the Christmas carol concert, Mr Gill has been teaching year how to ring bells to create traditional Christmas carols. Year 5 have been doing extremely well and the carols are sounding fantastic already! It has been important to concentrate and know when to play your bell at precise moments.
Year 5 have demonstrated this well and show they can tricky instructions in these Music lessons. They have been learning Silent Night and Away in a Manger. It’s a great way to end the week!
In Maths today, Year 5 were investigating factors of numbers using different representations such as arrays. They did this using coloured beads to demonstrate these. The class enjoyed this task very much as you can see from the photographs!