Oak class have made a great start to their music journey this term and have responded very confidently when performing and offering ideas in their music lessons. The children have been listening to and exploring different sources of sound and they have identified and commented on these successfully. They are beginning to understand that these sounds can be changed in different ways such as changing the speed or volume. Oak class have enjoyed making up their own patterns of sounds using body percussion this term and they have been very creative with their choices. The children are beginning to feel the beat in a range of music using different movements and we have explored the meaning of beat through musical games and activities.
It is lovely to be back teaching music to Oak class this term. We look forward to a term full of singing, music making and playing of instruments. The children will continue to develop key music skills and techniques through a range of activities, including call-and-response songs and chants, improvisation, movement and active listening. Oak class will begin to learn the names of a selection of untuned percussion instruments and how to play them appropriately. They will explore the sound of each instrument and how this can be changed. We will also be developing their awareness and understanding of beat and rhythm this term, helping them to respond to a steady beat and compose their own short musical patterns using body percussion and percussion instruments.