Subject Ambassador: Mrs. D. Cross
Link Academy Councillor: Mrs. S. Stancliffe
Statement of Intent:
Opal Learning Zone
Amethyst Learning Zone
Singing Together – Our Opal and Amethyst Learning Zones enjoyed learning and performing a new song: If I were. Through music, they were celebrating that everyone is unique.
Sapphire Learning Zone
Ruby Learning Zone
Emerald Learning Zone
Diamond Learning Zone
Make Music Day – On Monday, we celebrated Make Music Day. We joined a live stream from the Big Sing and listened to a range of different genres. It was lovely to see children who are more reserved in other lessons get up to dance and sing along to the music!
September 2020- February 2021
Makaton – In Music, unfortunately we have not been able to sing. However, we have really enjoyed listening to and learning the Makaton actions for a range of songs. We loved performing, “We wish you a merry Christmas” which can be seen on the school’s website.
Music Express – In Music, we have been using “Music Express” to investigate the “beat” in a range of pieces of music. The unit is called “Number” and the children have learnt to use body percussion to keep a steady beat and to perform changes in tempo. We have also listened to a range of songs using Makaton.
Christmas Makaton – In Music, we have continued to practice our Makaton skills. We have learnt and then performed our Christmas song, ‘Dominic the Donkey, for everyone to enjoy. We enjoyed learning something different and the actions were great fun.
Makaton – In Music, we have been learning a range of songs using Makaton (a type of sign language). We began the term with a Million dreams, followed by London’s burning, to link with our History topic. The children are now confidently singing both songs and we have now filmed their performances for other classes to watch.
We are now working on You’ve got a friend in me. A lovely song with a strong message.
Makaton – For our Christmas celebrations this half term the children learned a Christmas song in Makaton. We practiced all of the signs for the song ‘It was on a starry night’. The children were amazing at learning the signs. This led into meaningful discussions around the way others can adapt to live their lives with a disability.
Makaton – As a result of the current government guidelines, the children were not able to participate in their usual Christmas performance. Therefore, Class 5 learnt and performed a Christmas song in Makaton. The children thoroughly enjoyed learning the song and were impressed with their final performance.
You can view our archived Music information on our website.