Music

Welcome to the Music curriculum page

 

Here at St Thomas's we love bringing lessons to life with the 'sound of music!'

We have a stand alone music lesson every week and follow the Collins scheme of work so we make sure we meet all areas of the national curriculum. In addition to this we bring singing into our daily worship, our class assemblies and our Christmas plays.

Every week Year 4 are lucky enough to have 'Wider Opportunites'. Each term they are taught a new percussion instrument. In the Autumn term we had xylophones, we are currently using African drums and Samba drums will be coming in the Summer term. 

At St Thomas's we also offer a number of music lessons. If your child is interested in learning a musical instrument please see Mrs Kerr or Mrs Brown in the office for more information.

 

 

Music Home Learning Activities by Miss Croft

 

Miss Croft has currently taken over the Music page. I am always listening to music, whether it be in the house, when out for a walk or when I'm baking/cooking. I have a very strong attachment to music and feel it has the power to spread positivity as well as convey strong messages.

One of my favoruite quotes is one by Plato:

 

"Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything."

 

Under 'Files to Download' I have attached some Music related activities for you to print out or access on your computer.

 

 

Task One

Can you create your own garden song? Access the 'In My Little Garden' PDF and listen to the song https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/listen-and-play-in-my-little-garden/z72q92p.

After you have listened to it, can you have a go at singing it too and following the actions. Can you sing it in different voices?

After this, I want you to create your own garden song. Have a look on the PDF for ideas but some brilliant ideas would be to sing about the lovely weather we have had these last few weeks. You could sing about blowing bubbles, the hosepipe, having a BBQ or the paddling pool. 

When you have wrote the words to your song, you can create your own tune or you can use a song you already know to add the words to. 

This is a family fun activity and can be done with all members of the family. Let's get creative and spread some happiness. 

 

 

 

Task Two (Updated on 13th July 2020)

Can you listen to a positive and uplifting song? I have added some songs below to have a listen to. Music has the power to put a smile on your face and I'm confident these songs will do that! Some of them you might have heard of, a lot of them were released way before Miss Croft was even born! For me, different songs remind me of special memories. One day, there will be a song that when you hear it, reminds you of this time. 

 

Shine by Take That

Adventure of a Lifetime by Coldplay

Best Day Of My Life by American Authors

Happy by Pharell Williams 

I'm Still Standing by Elton John

Pencil Full of Lead by Paolo Nutini 

What You Know by Two Door Cinema Club

Shake It Off by Taylor Swift

Shotgun by George Ezra

Dance Monkey by Tones and I

Superstar by Jamelia

 

 

 

I hope you like these songs as much as l do. You can reply to the blog on your class page to let me know if you liked them and how they made you feel.

Lots of Love, Miss Croft xxx

Files to Download