This year, the teaching staff of Ightenhill Primary School have worked alongside a music specialist to enhance their own abilities with teaching music. Mrs Hannaford from the Lancashire Music Service has loved teaching music to our children and has mentioned how enthusiastic and engaged they are within lessons. This has been a very valuable time for both staff and pupils.
Music in Action!
Classes five and six have been enjoying using Glockenspiels even more now that their confidence and skill has grown threw the year. They are able to play and sing at the same time for their performances.
Volume and pitch
In year 2, we have been listening to music by different composers and learning different words we can use to describe the music. In this lesson, we were drawing a picture of what the music made us think of and then explaining the reasons for what we had drawn by using the vocabulary volume and pitch.
Dylan in Year 3 has been loving learning the guitar. He sounds great. Keep it up Dylan!
Singing in Year 3
Year 3 were tasked with learning how to perform one of their favourite songs. Here are some examples of what they have chosen to sing.
Singing in year 3
Learning about rhythm
Year two have been learning all about rhythm. They have clapped rhythms and learnt to depict a rhythm by using musical notes and sounds. Here are some pictures of the work they have completed. They have created their own, responded to a given rhythm, created the rhythm for ba ba black sheep and then listened to a rhyme and written the correct rhythm.
Carols at Christmas
Once again, the choir performed for two nursing homes over the Christmas period. They sang beautiful and many performed solo parts to the songs. They made a lot of residents very happy.
Carols at Willowbank Nursing Home
Willowbank Nursing Home invited us to perform some Christmas songs for their residents.The children really enjoyed it and were even given some juice and sweets to say thank you from the staff and residents.
Carol Service at St Peter's Church
We were kindly invited to perform at St Peter's Church on Wednesday 20th December as part of their annual carol service. We took along our ocarinas and choir to perform a variety of Christmas songs. The children did fantastic and were supported by many parents and staff which was lovely to see.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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