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 5. This term, year 5 have been learning to read and write rhythmic notation using the Kodaly method.
The children have learnt to follow class and individual rhythms using body percussion, beaters and drums.
By writing and following their own rhythms, they have been able to create a rhythmic piece with many different parts. In groups, they have written, practiced and performed a rhythm piece with a staggered start.
I have emphasised the importance of communication, planning and listening to each other in order to create a balanced sound.