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We have created our own repeated rhythms on different instruments

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Composing
Create repeated patterns with different instruments
Make connections between notations and musical sound

Micah's repeated rhythm on the triangle

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We composed our own rhythms using crotchet, quaver and minum notes and then performed them on instruments

We composed our own rhythms using crotchet, quaver and  minum notes and then performed them on instruments 1

We've been learning about the work of JohnWilliams, listening to his compositions and appraising his music

We've been learning about the work of JohnWilliams, listening to his compositions and appraising his music 1
We've been learning about the work of JohnWilliams, listening to his compositions and appraising his music 2
We've been learning about the work of JohnWilliams, listening to his compositions and appraising his music 3
We've been learning about the work of JohnWilliams, listening to his compositions and appraising his music 4
We've been learning about the work of JohnWilliams, listening to his compositions and appraising his music 5
We've been learning about the work of JohnWilliams, listening to his compositions and appraising his music 6
We've been learning about the work of JohnWilliams, listening to his compositions and appraising his music 7
We've been learning about the work of JohnWilliams, listening to his compositions and appraising his music 8
We've been learning about the work of JohnWilliams, listening to his compositions and appraising his music 9

Appraising

Use musical words(the elements of music) to describe a piece of music and compositions

Use musical words to describe what they like and dislike

Recognise the work  of at least one famous composer

Chestnuts compose their own songs using, quavers, crotchets and crotchet rests - we need to learn to add bar lines next!

Chestnuts compose their own songs using, quavers, crotchets and crotchet rests - we need to learn to add bar lines next! 1
Chestnuts compose their own songs using, quavers, crotchets and crotchet rests - we need to learn to add bar lines next! 2

Kelsi performs her composition using B, A and G notes and crotchet rests

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Composing - Use different elements in their composition
 Create repeated patterns with different instruments
 Compose melodies and songs
Performing - Play clear notes on instruments

Performing at 'Stars in their Eyes'

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Eden performs as 'Little Mix'

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We thought about how much energy was needed to play loud and quiet sounds

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Chestnuts investigated what happens to sound the further away it is

Chestnuts investigated what happens to sound the further away it is 1
Chestnuts investigated what happens to sound the further away it is 2
Chestnuts investigated what happens to sound the further away it is 3

Libby identifies the melody that is repeated throughout Beethoven's Fur Elise

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Appraising -
• Recognise the work of at least one famous composer
• + Identify repetition, contrasts and variations
Performing -
• Control their voice when singing

Eden , and Alicia perform the melody to 'Ode to Joy' by Beethoven

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Sonny said it sounded to him like funeral music whilst Jai said it sounded like a march.
Solomon said he preferred it to Fur Elise as that made him feel emotional.

Cameron's solo performance

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Performing - Play clear notes on instruments

Veronica and Daniel relax to Beethoven's moonlight sonata at sensory circuits

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Appraising - Recognise the work of at least one famous composer

Brandon, James and Milena demonstrate their musical theory knowledge playing musical bingo

Brandon, James and Milena demonstrate their musical theory knowledge playing musical bingo 1 Composing - + Understand metre in 2 and 3 beats;

Can you recognise this Christmas song sung in Spanish?

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Performing - sing in tune with expression
Control their voice when singing
Appraising - Improve their work, explaining how it has improved

Eden and Libby practice ready for christmas

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Chestnuts created music for their computer games, digitally building up different sounds represented through symbols

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Appraising - Improve their work explaining how it has improved
Identify repetition, contrasts and variations
Composition - Use different elements in their composition
Create repeated patterns with different instruments
Create accompaniments
Combine different sounds to create a mood or feeling

Our music compositions

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Olivia - Rose used rests in her composition for extra effect

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After 5 music lessons Oliwia's first musical compsition

After 5 music lessons Oliwia's first musical compsition 1

Performing her composition

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Composing - Use different elements in their composition (crotchets and quavers)
- Compose melodies
Performing - Play clear notes on instruments
Appraising - Improve their work explaining how it has improved ( practise the rhythm till they differentiated between a crotchet and quaver beat)

Libbies composition

Libbies composition 1

Performing her composition

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Performing - Play clear notes on instruments
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