OUR MUSIC LEARNING
This Music page will showcase all our Music learning
for Year 2.
Take a look :-)
Term 1 - 2020 to 2021
Sounds of Nature
WALT - explore how natural objects can be used to create sound.
Today during our Music lesson we went outside and explored natural objects that we found (e.g. twigs, leaves, stones). We discussed the differences between natural and man-made objects. We found ways of making sounds with the natural objects for example snapping twigs or scraping stones on the ground. Children enjoyed exploring all different sounds they could make.
WALT - collect sounds by recording them and begin to understand what sounds look like.
Today we used a voice recording app on the iPad to record the different sounds we made with natural objects. Back in to the classroom we listened to these sounds together. We looked at the shape (waveform) created by the sounds.
Children then enjoyed exploring the below website which showed a range of sounds and the sound waves they formed.
WALT - design a musical instrument from nature.
We looked at a variety of real instruments and thought about how the sounds are created. (For example percussion is often struck or shaken; strings are plucked or bowed; woodwind are blown into or across; brass are played with breath and lip vibrations).
We discussed ways of creating sound using natural objects. We designed our own natural musical instruments. As a class we evaluated the designs based on feasibility and selected a number of designs which we will make next lesson.
WALT - create a musical instrument from nature.
Today children worked in groups to turn their design into a real instrument. Children created a list of items that needed collecting. We went outside to collect the objects needed. Children enjoyed working together, creating their own natural instruments!
WALT - perform as part of an ensemble.
Children used the musical instruments they made last week to perform as part of an orchestra.
Today as part of 'Black History Month' we learnt all about the music of Bob Marley. We read about his childhood and life growing up in Jamaica. Children really enjoyed learning about reggae music and listening to some of his music.
Term 2 - 2020 to 2021
WALT: know what an Ocarina is and learn to play the 8 notes.
Today we talked about what an ocarina is and learnt to play the 8 notes using pictures to help us. We practised stopping and starting when asked. We enjoyed experimenting and seeing what different sounds we could make.
WALT: remember the 8 notes on the Ocarina.
Today children continued learning the notes A, B, C#, D Low, D Top, E, F# and G on their own Ocarina. We looked at the song ‘Jingle Bells’ and had learnt to play the first line of the song. Everyone tried very hard!
WALT: make connections between notations and musical sounds.
Children have started to learn the Christmas tune 'Jingle Bells' on the Ocarinas. They have tried very hard to follow the notes, learning each line at a time.
WALT: perform a piece of music as part of a class.
Children have continued to learn the Christmas tune 'Jingle Bells' on the Ocarinas. Today we played the song all the way through from start to finish as a whole class. We had a try at playing some of the other songs in our music book, such as 'London's Burning'.
We finished the term by recording a final performance of Jingle Bells. Please see below.
We then had fun singing some Christmas songs together.
Pirates - Sea Shanties
WALT: understand what a Sea Shanty is and perform a variety of Sea Shanties with a good sense of pulse and rhythm.
We talked about what Sea Shanties were and why sailors would sing them. We have learnt a number of sea shanties by heart and enjoyed performing them in class. Can you remember the words and sing to your grown ups at home?
WALT: create our own Sea Shanty.
Today we worked with a partner to create our very own Sea Shanty.
We recapped the song - 'When I was 1, I sucked my thumb the day I went to sea'. We made up our own actions and new lyrics today. Next week we will perform our new Sea Shanties to the class.
Lesson 1 : Today we shared clapping games we already knew. We then looked at two different clapping games 'Double Double' and 'Pat-a-Cake'. We worked with our partners to practice.
This week we had great fun learning clapping games. We practised the 'Double double' clapping game from last week. We then learnt these clapping songs -
‘Miss Mary Mack’
‘Say Say My Playmate’
This week we continued looking at clapping games. We watched two new clapping games called ‘The Sailor went to sea sea sea’ and ‘The ABC Clapping Game’ . We had lots of fun practising with our partner.
Lesson 1 and 2
We have been learning the song 'London's Burning'. Children learnt the words and tune together. We discussed the differences in pitch throughout the song and how our voices change. We sang the song in a round with one half of the class starting after the other half. During lesson 2 we went onto learn about the beat of the song, with half the class playing a range of percussion instruments in rhythm with the tune.