Learning Project W/C 22nd June 2020 - Music
Age Range: KS1
Weekly Reading Tasks
Weekly Phonics Tasks
- Monday - Can your child list different musical words that begin with the letters M, U, S, I & C? How many can they write? Can they identify rhyming words?
- Tuesday - Ask your child to read a favourite story or to read Rumpelstiltskin here. When reading, play some classical music. Talk to your child about how it made them feel. Mind map their feelings after this e.g. relaxed, calm
- Tuesday - Look at the following sounds: ai, ay, igh. Read the following words out and your child can match the correct sound to the word: nail, light, play, pray, night, paint, fight, spray, day, may, tray. Look for objects in the house with these sounds.
- Wednesday - Ask your child to add the ‘ing’ suffix to these root words: beat, clap, dance, sing, hum e.g. beat+ing = beating. Where does the rule change?
- Thursday - Practise a favourite rhyme or poem. Your child could learn the National Anthem for their country. Create actions and perform this to the family.
- Friday - Listen to the story of a poor musician and a stray dog. Stop the film at certain points, e.g. 5:11 or 5:43. Discuss together what the characters might be thinking. Can your child draw thought bubbles showing this?
- Friday - Write a list of musical words on paper/card. Play snap using these words. Rule: to be able to read the word to win!.
Weekly Writing Tasks
Weekly Maths Tasks
- Monday - Make an A-Z list of musical vocabulary. This could include instruments, artists or musical verbs. Apply some of these into sentences.
- Tuesday - Create fact files about musical instruments. This could include where they originate from, what they’re made from, etc. Your child can include an illustration of the instrument and label the parts.
- Tuesday Look at the tins/cartons of food in your cupboards. Discuss with your child which ones are cylinders, which are cubes and which cuboids are. Sort them into groups. Which 3D shape do they think makes the best packaging and why?
- Wednesday- Can your child rewrite the events from Every Bunny Dance as a newspaper report? If this is too challenging, they could draw the events in a comic strip style using words such as ‘first’, then, and ‘after that’.
- Wednesday - Ask your child to practise spelling the names of these 2D and 3D shapes- square, circle, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon, octagon, cube, cuboid, sphere, pyramid.
- Thursday - Task your child with writing their own family song. When ready, they can perform it- perhaps to a family member on Facetime (with adult supervision)
- Thursday -Go on a shape hunt around the house or on your daily walk. Label things that match the shape names they have been practising.
- Friday - Describe 2D shapes to your child based on their properties. Ask your child to draw the shape or make the outline using pasta or rice.
Learning Project - to be done throughout the week
The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about music. Learning may focus on famous musicians, listening to and performing music and exploring a range of music genres and instruments.
Famous Musicians- Find out about famous singers and bands from Corby/ Northants area. Listen to some of their music. Ask your child to list what they like/dislike about the music. What genre of music is it? Does it remind them of any singers or bands that they know? Create a fact file about the musician/s.
Making Music- Task your child with making a variety of shakers. Using empty bottles from the recycling, fill them with different dry foods/things from the garden. How can they make the shakers sound different? Ask your child to use the shakers during their family song performance (see above). They could also write a set of instructions for making your own musical shakers.
Making More Music!- Can your child use different parts of their body to make music e.g. clicking fingers, stamping feet. After this, ask your child to design a new instrument. This could be an instrument that belongs to the woodwind or brass family. They can draw and label their design and then make it using materials from the recycling. Does it work? Ask your child to record 3 ways they could improve their design. Share at Dojo’s.
The Four Seasons- Vivaldi wrote The Four Seasons during the early Classical period. Divide a piece of paper into 4 and ask your child to draw each season in each box as they listen to the music here. Discuss how each movement sounds different e.g. Spring is energetic and has a fast tempo.
What can I Hear? Ask your child to visit different places in the home and garden. Get them to list all of the different sounds that they can hear e.g. the humming of the fridge. Which room is the noisiest? Encourage them to use words such as volume, tempo, pitch and beat. After this, ask your child to record the sounds and play them to the family. Can the family guess where the sound is coming from? Alternatively, your child can replicate the sound and the family could guess this way instead.
Making Instruments – Animal Sounds
- How many different animal sounds can you make with your voice?
- Try making an instrument that sounds like a chicken. You will need: tin can/plastic cup, and some string.
- Make a small hole in the base of a tin can or plastic cup.
- Thread string through with and knot on the inside. Wet your fingers and run them down the string to produce a chicken noise.