With the Autumn term in full swing, the children at Whitehouse have enjoyed resuming their music lessons where they are learning to develop a range of skills.
In early years, the children have begun to develop their music through singing which is being woven into all their learning. This term will focus on some classic Christmas tunes that I'm sure the children will delight you with at home.
Normally the term devoted to performing a Christmas or Nativity play. Sadly this will not be possible this year, but this will not stop us learning a selection of Christmas favourites in our music lessons.
Kings and Queens is the Enquiry topic covered by Year 2 and within this they will be learning the Horrible History King Song in their music lessons. As it's the weeks leading up to Christmas, there will obviously be many seasonal songs to learn too.
In Year 3, children are spending the lead up to Christmas learning the Christmas song Ho Ho Ho. The song blends together both rapping and singing to develop their understanding of pace, pitch and rhythm.
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In Year 4 this half term, the children have continued to learn their instruments through the County Music Service. Across the different classrooms in the year group, the children have either spent their lessons beginning to learn to play the flute or the violin.
This half term in music, Year 5 have been learning to understand notation and develop their musical understanding. The children have begun to understand how each musical note across the stave. Their music work this half term links with their learning on Greece.
Children in Year 6 this half term have been combining their knowledge of World War 2 with the musical world. In lessons, the children have been learning to sing songs linked to the war and nurture their understanding of different musical terminology by linking these to the different sounds and feelings associated with the 1940's.