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 4.This term, year 4 have been learning to read and write rhythmic notation using the Kodaly method as shown.
Using this method, the children have learnt to follow class and individual rhythms using body percussion and beaters.
By writing and following their own rhythms, they have been able to create a rhythmic piece with many different parts.
By keeping to a steady pulse beat, they have created a rhythm piece by playing many different rhythms simultaneously. I have emphasised the importance of starting and stopping together as well as listening to each other in order to create a balanced sound.