Year 1 rhythm

Yesterday in music, Year 1 were practising how to keep in time to the music using percussion instruments.
They also practised clapping along to the beat of the music and learning how to keep in time.

Their song is called ‘Round and Round’ and it is a Latin song. They were great at singing part of the song through at the end of the lesson.

What do you we think about Nina Simone?

Lola

Tell me one fact you have learned about Nina Simone.

“She likes jazz music, and her real name is Eunice.”

Do you like her music? Yes/No? Why/Why not?

“A little bit, because it’s different to what I usually like.”

What instruments can you hear in some of her music?

“Piano & drums.”

How does her music make you feel?

“Like I wanted to dance.”

Safah

Tell me one fact you have learned about Nina Simone.

“She plays the piano.”

Do you like her music? Yes/No? Why/Why not?

“Yes, she sings different songs.”

What instruments can you hear in some of her music?

“I can hear the piano, shakers and drums.”

How does her music make you feel?

“Happy.”

Jenson

Tell me one fact you have learned about Nina Simone.

“Her real name was Eunice.”

Do you like her music? Yes/No? Why/Why not?

“Not really because it’s too slow and sounds a bit boring.”

What instruments can you hear in some of her music?

“Piano.”

How does her music make you feel?

“Sad.”

Archie

Tell me one fact you have learned about Nina Simone.

“She was one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century.”

Do you like her music? Yes/No? Why/Why not?

“No, it was boring, I like Ed Sheeran.”

What instruments can you hear in some of her music?

“Piano.”

How does her music make you feel?

“It makes me laugh.”

Ava

Tell me one fact you have learned about Nina Simone.

“Her hair is nice and poofy and black.”

Do you like her music? Yes/No? Why/Why not?

“Yes, because it makes me happy and calm.”

What instruments can you hear in some of her music?

“Drums and shakers.”

How does her music make you feel?

“Happy and calm.”

Year 4 music homework

Fletcher in Year 4 has completed a fantastic piece of music homework that focuses on the different notes we see when we are reading music whilst singing or playing a musical instrument.

Well done Fletcher!