Year 4

Term 1

Willow class have enjoyed linking their music lessons to their Vikings topic this term and the children have listened to music based on some of the Viking sagas. The children confidently used percussion instruments in different ways to explore and create different sounds to match the worlds created by the Viking God, Odin. We composed a class soundscape to musically describe these worlds and to show their differences. The children had to consider musical elements such as timbre, tempo, pitch and dynamics when composing their own motifs for the different Viking settings and characters within the stories. Through the lyrics and emotions of the Viking saga songs studied, the children have been able to comment on the Viking way of life and compare this to our own lives today. We have also focused on beat and rhythm this term with lots of opportunities to compose and practise different patterns of sounds using percussion instruments and body percussion.

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