Due to Covid restrictions, we have been unable to sing in large groups or use instruments across bubbles this term.
Despite restrictions, I have been really impressed with the focus and participation of year 2.
So far this term, we have been concentrating on pulse, rhythm and dynamics. The children have learnt to keep a steady pulse beat and use body percussion to follow rhythms in a grid like the one below:
X XX X X XX XX XX X
Once they became confident following a rhythm as a class, they then wrote their own using an 8 box grid and placing X, XX or leaving a space for a rest in each box.
As well as using body percussion, we also used claves to beat our rhythms together always keeping to a steady pulse beat and changing the volume (dynamics) of their rhythms.