House of Sounds!

The sound of my tinnitus - Signal

Over the next few weeks, we will consider sound. We have looked at this topic before in science and with the music teacher, but we will extend it a little to consider

How drums make sounds                                                                                                             How woodwind instruments make sounds                                                                              How string instruments make sounds                                                                                        How brass instruments make sounds

This week, we will remind ourselves: What is sound? watch the video clip below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/music–science-ks2-what-is-sound/zbnmhbk 

Activity:

  1. Experiment with making sounds using just your own bodies and voices.
  2. Sound needs a medium to travel through, for example, water. Have you ever tried to talk underwater? What other mediums can you list that sound can travel through?
  3. Find two pencils of different lengths. Knock them against a table, what do you notice?

Live Music Workshop

Remember to tune into the Live Music Workshop. Here are the details –

Two musicians will be introducing instruments, violin, viola and piano, explore how we make sound, and why we play music, as well as meeting a composer living and working today.”  (Details: https://www.livingroom-live.com/childrens-concerts). 
 
All you have to do is go to the homepage at 1.30pm Friday and tune in to the live stream: https://www.livingroom-live.com/! If you miss a Friday session, you can go to the kids page to watch the recording.  
Tell me what you think of the session in the comments. Why do you think we play music?

Live Music Workshop!

Remember to tune into the Live Music Workshop. Here are the details –

Live workshops will run at 1:30pm starting 8th May and the next two Fridays (15th and 22nd). Two musicians will be introducing instruments, violin, viola and piano, explore how we make sound, and why we play music, as well as meeting a composer living and working today.”  (Details: https://www.livingroom-live.com/childrens-concerts). 
 
All you have to do is go to the homepage at 1.30pm Friday and tune in to the live stream: https://www.livingroom-live.com/! If you miss a Friday session, you can go to the kids page to watch the recording.  
Tell me what you think of the session in the comments. Which instrument would you like to play?

Maths 070520

Morning Everyone

The maths video and activity can be found here CLICK ME!

It extends the learning over the past couple of days in order to include some mixed numbers and some problem solving.

My main tip today is a reminder that one whole of anything can be written as 1/1, 2/2, 3/3, 4/4 etc. So, if you need to find how many 1/4s are in 2 1/4, you just need to add 4/4 + 4/4 + 1/4 = 9/4.

Have a go and make sure to work back over any question you didn’t get correct once you’ve checked the answers.

 

Listening to Music for Detail

Over the past few weeks, we have looked at features of certain genres, tempo (How fast or slow a piece of music is) and dynamics (How loud or quiet a piece of music is). We are going to bring this all together!

Below is a ‘Listening to Music for Detail’ sheet for you to use as you are listening to a piece of music. Pick one song you really enjoy and fill in the details below. You may have to research a few of the questions, i.e., Year written. Next week, we will do something similar, but with additional details. Have fun listening to your favourite song!

Tell us which song you chose and why

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