Music and Drama
Welcome to a new year at St. Matthew's!
It's the start of another exciting year at school and the music room is once again going to be full of sound as children learn to play, sing and perform. Across the year all children will have an opportunity to perform to an audience with music and drama. We will be studying a diverse style of music and be brushing up on our glockenspiel and recorder skills. Below is an overview of our learning during the first term:
Reception: Me! Listening to music and learning to find the pulse and think about how music makes us feel. Learning to sing lots of new songs.
Year 1: Hey You! An introduction to Hip Hop where children will identify key style indicators for the style of music and learn to sing and play.
Year 2: Hands, Feet, Heart. Children will be gaining an insight into South African music. We will begin to look at notation and learn to sing, play and compose our South African style song, Hands, Feet, Heart.
Year 3: Year 3 will start to learn the recorder. They will be looking at ballads and learning to play and sing 'Let Your Spirit Fly'.
Year 4: An introduction to the music of ABBA. Children will continue their recorder skills along with reading music and learning to sing and play Mamma Mia.
Year 5: It's all about Rock in Year 5 as they will be studying 'Livin' on a Prayer' by Bon Jovi. We'll be looking at Key Style Indicators of Rock music. We will continue to play both recorder and glockenspiel and will play, sing and perform.
Year 6: A cheerful start to the year as they children will get to grips with 'Happy'. Year 6 will be studying pop music and be able to identify other musical styles that influence pop music. They will also be composing, improvising and learning to play and sing 'Happy'.
Happy New Year!
Congratulations to all the children who took part in performances over the Christmas term, you were outstanding!
This term is another exciting one in the Music and Drama department!
Keep checking back for updates on our progress this term.
Year 4 having been finding the pulse to 'Yellow Submarine' by The Beatles using percussion instruments.
Easter saw some fantastic Music and Drama.
Year 4 stunned us with their performance of Amazing Love, retelling the Easter Story. Year 3 delivered a wonderful Easter service at St. Edward's Church.
Year 1 and Year 5 started work on their compositions - yr 1 using glockenspiels and yr 5 using technology.
WOW! What an amazing Christmas we had in the music department where every child was involved in a performance. You were all fantastic and we were SO proud of you all.
We've got an exciting time planned:
There will be regular updates on our progress with photos and videos, so check back soon!