Being back at school has made a huge difference to our class music lessons
The children have been learning about music. The composer ‘Leonard Bernstein’ and the piece ‘Mambo’ from ‘West Side Story’
They have recognised the instrumentation and structure including call and response, ostinatos (repeated patterns) and syncopations (rhythms that fall between the main pulse beat)
In addition, the children have followed the staff notation when playing rhythms.
Being back at school has allowed them to hear everyone’s rhythms and play a whole piece changing dynamics and tempo together.
On the 25th March the children took part in a body percussion workshop.