The children have been linking their music learning to inter-related music techniques, in particular pulse, rhythm and dynamics and tempo
They have learnt to sing songs related to their topic of ‘The Stone Age’ one of which is a arrangement based on the Queen song ‘We Will Rock You’ All topic related songs helps to inform the children of facts which they remember, due to the relation between melody and lyrics.
They have used phrases about the stone age to write and play their own rhythms. These rhythms are based on the Kodaly method using ‘Ta’ and ‘Te-Te’
The children have created their own rhythm pieces by using this method.
As well as topic related music, they also learnt a song called ‘Remember’ which taught them about the importance of remembrance day