Good morning everybody!
Mrs Booth here again.
Your teachers have been showing me photos and videos of some of your musical activities during lockdown which have really been making me smile. I particularly loved the train pictures Year 3 made while listening to our Ten Piece music. I have started putting your photos in a new gallery: https://www.drake.norfolk.sch.uk/home-learning/
UPDATE: Today's Google Doodle (20th May) celebrates Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's 61st Birthday. Israel was a native Hawaiian ukulele player and singer-song writer, who is perhaps best know for touching the world with his rendition of 'Over the Rainbow'. Through his joyful songs and lifelong advocacy for the island's values and culture, 'Iz' forever changed the face of Hawaiian music.
You can watch here:
I have also started learning a song requested by one of the adults. It is pretty tricky, but I like a challenge – that’s how I’ll get better. So far I have only mastered the introduction, but I have made a video of where I have got to and how I practice. It can take a lot of practising to master something new.
Below, I have new musical activities you might want to listen to or try out this week.
* I have a song for everyone to listen to and learn this week all about families.
* You can carry on listening to and thinking about our ’10 pieces’ trailblazing composer Heitor Villa Lobos. This week you can make your own piece of train music.
* Finally, I have a video to watch about the rapper Nadia Rose.
Another song that we enjoy in reception is ‘We are Family’ by Sister Sledge. I was lucky enough to see them sing this song a couple of years ago and the whole audience were smiling, dancing and clapping along. It was a great feeling. Can you clap along to this recording of Sister Sledge? Or maybe you can find another way to mark the pulse. You could stamp your feet, nod your head, copy some of their dance moves or make up a dance of your own.
KS2 Singing practice:As well as our new song, What makes a family, this week you could keep practising our 2 new big songs:
Finally, something inspiring to watch:
National Pioneers tells local stories of exciting, contemporary musicians and how their lives have changed with music. These stories help explain the history and diversity of music in the UK.
In this video, Rapper Nadia Rose tells the story of the girl from Croydon who loved to rhyme.
Watch her rap alongside an English traditional instrument, the accordion. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise/national-pioneers-england/zhpsscw