Rowan class have demonstrated a great understanding of beat and rhythm through musical games and activities this term. They have used body percussion and percussion instruments very well to copy rhythms and also to compose their own rhythms using the Kodaly method to support them. The children composed some great ideas for our Fossil Bones body percussion piece and tried hard to keep the beat even when the tempo changed. They have enjoyed linking their music lessons to their topic of the Stone Age and we have looked at different instruments from this time and compared them with instruments played today. Rowan class enjoyed playing untuned and tuned percussion instruments to accompany our Stone Age songs, Cave People and We Will Rock You, demonstrating improved performance skills. They have started to have an awareness of their peers when performing and have realised the importance of following a conductor.