This week, year 5 have taken part in Art & Music week and started by listening to their chosen piece of classical music – symphony No. 1 in E minor by Florence Price. She was the first black female composer to have her music played by an orchestra in the 1930,s.
The children studied the piece and discussed the various instruments that made the incredibly happy piece of music come alive. They then learnt how to do the African American dance ‘The Juba’. This is a dance made famous because black people were once not allowed to play musical instruments so they made music on their bodies instead.
There were some incredible short dances made by the children.