Amaya and Lexi have learnt a song that teaches them the numbers of Pi.
No spelling mistake….I did mean Pi and not Pie…Hee hee.
But what is Pi?
Succinctly, pi — which is written as the Greek letter for p, or π—is the ratio of the circumference of any circle to the diameter of that circle.
It is a very long number indeed as you can see. Not a big number, but a very long number as it is a decimal number.
And what is the point of pi?
So there you have it. Pi.
Have a look at Amaya and Lexi singing Pi.
Amazing girls, well done!
Year 5 had a fabulous time this week learning about crochets, quavers and rests. They are now able to write their own short compositions using language to help them clap to the beat such as ‘fly’ for a crochet and ‘spider’ for a quaver.
Year 5 have completed their music topic this week and have demonstrated a real love of the subject. They spent time learning the words associated with the topic as well as the various notes they would be using to compose their own song.
They were introduced to an American rock song and studied it in detail, commenting on the various elements of the song, using all their new acquired vocabulary.
They then devised their own tunes on the glockenspiels and wrote the music to go with it.
They are quite an accomplished bunch of musicians.
This afternoon year 5 had music, Kestrels listened to theme tune to The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air, which first aired in the 80s! We discussed whether we liked the song or not, we also discussed the verses and noticed, there are no choruses!
We clapped our hands and clicked our fingers along with the beat.
We stood up and clapped along with the beat of Will Smith’s rap.
We took it in turns in small groups to clap a rhythm to 4 beats and the rest of the class clapped it back.
We sang/rapped along with Will!
In a future Music lesson we will be given the opportunity to write our own rap!
Year 5 have had a fabulous term learning all the songs and actions ready for their Young Voices concert in January.
They now have a huge repertoire of tunes they have learnt off by heart and several dances ready for the big day!
Young Voices concert takes place on 17th January.
Year 5 rounded off the year with a final music lesson, putting together everything they have learnt around ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”. They sang, rapped and played their instruments – it sounded amazing! Well done Kestrels, you are a real talented bunch and I’m going to miss you all terribly!
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!
Year 5 completed their own Bullying rap this week.
They worked hard to narrate a story in their rap to highlight how a bully can affect people.
They worked well in their groups creating the lyrics, rhyming words and creating a beat.
Watch some of their creations below: