Year 3 pupils have begun learning to play the Penny Whistle this term, beginning with the notes B - A - G. They are also being introduced to the way western music is written on the stave, as well as exploring some graphic scores.
Year 4 pupils have been exploring the sounds of some Samba instruments: the surdos, tambourims, agogo bells, ganzas and caixa. They have learnt a number of different rhythm parts and have rehearsed them together, ready to perform.
Year 5 pupils have been building on last term's work exploring the C Scale, and have been using the notes of the scale to play simple tunes using traditional staff notation. They've been able to recognise the note lengths of crotchets, minims and quavers and play together in a small group - listen to one of their efforts:
Using their knowledge of the C Scale, Year 5 pupils have worked together to play simple, well-known tunes by ear, using a range of notes from the C Scale. Can you recognise this tune?!
Building on their ukulele lessons last year in Year 5, Year 6 pupils are continuing to play the ukulele, adding some new chords and more challenging pieces of music to their repertoire. They have also been trying to use different strumming patterns.