Can I create a piece of music using my body parts?
Can I explain how a piece of music makes me feel?
Can I create a piece of music to express emotion?
These questions for learning will give children the opportunity to:
sing and learn different songs
develop their confidence in creating music
perform their creations to their peers
understand that music has a beat
talk about their opinions, thoughts and feelings
learn and perform music in a safe and calm environment
Science and Music
Our topic this term was 'All about me'. In music we learnt the song 'The Skeleton Dance' - it helped us to learn about the different bones in our bodies. Through music we were able to learn important parts of science. We even wrote about it afterwards!
QfL: Can I create a piece of music using my body parts?
PSHE and Music
Children listened to different piecesof music and they said how the piece of music made them feel. This gave children the chance to explain about what emotions they felt and why the music made them feel that way. Children were able to talk about memories the music reminded them of. The children wrote about this too and later created their own pieces of music to show different emotions.
Writing and Music
In Literacy this term we have been learning about:
Time adverbials (Today, Then, Next)
ed endings (verbs e.g. excited)
Conjunctions (because, and)
Contractions (e.g. can't, it's)
You will see that in the children's work above, they are applying what they have learnt in literacy! The children have really enjoyed learning music and writing about it. It has been improving their writing and their musical knowledge.
Performing Music to Show an Emotion
Growth Mindset and Music
At Dovelands we have been learning about having a growth mindset. We have been learning this song to teach us about 'having a go' and not giving up.