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9-7-20     Explore music and the seasons with Vivaldi

Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Vivaldi wrote The Four Seasons during the early Classical period.

It has four movements:





Each movement sounds different and represents the season it is named after.

For example, ‘Spring’ is full of energy, whereas ‘Winter’ sounds harsh and is in a minor key.


Watch the film in the link below, the music of Vivaldi inspires

the Thunder Jam group to draw what they hear.

Activity 1

When we listen to music, we often see pictures in our imaginations - the music might make us think of a place, or a character or maybe each sound has its own shape.

Have a listen to the clips on the link below and draw or

paint whatever you see in your imagination:

What can you see?

What colours are you going to use?

What does the music make you think of?

Keep on listening to the clips while you create your masterpiece!

Activity 2

Now it’s time to get moving!

The pulse is the heartbeat of the music - the thing that makes you want to move your feet, clap your hands, jump up and down, and dance!

Listen to the music again (from link above) and move along to it:

Does the music make you move slowly?

Or are you moving very quickly?

Are you bouncing about like the bounciest rabbit?

Are you moving smoothly like falling snow?

Are you up high on your tiptoes or crouching low to the ground?

Activity 3

Let’s be sound detectives - a sound detective is someone who searches for sounds!

Think about all the things you can see in ‘Spring’ or ‘Winter’ -

you could make a list of three or four things -

then go searching around your home or your classroom for all these sounds.

Here are some examples of the sounds you might find:

  • Pattering your fingertips on a table might sound like raindrops
  • Filling a basin with some water and swishing it around might sound like a river
  • Filling some jars with different levels of water, and then tapping them with a metal spoon might sound like a song a bird would sing

Write down all of the sounds you find.

12-6-20          One moment, one people song

A song about togetherness and looking out for each other. It's about, no matter how different we might feel, and how on your own you might feel, we are all in it together as one human race.

Join in with Beccy Owen as she teaches you the song and then when you feel confident  then sing a long karaoke style.

Learn the song One moment, one people with Beccy Owen

One Moment One People

Shake my Sillies Out -Song

Sing  and move along with as Beccy Owen teaches you this song.

Meet Bobby too.

Learn Shake my sillies out with Beccy Owen

Shake My Sillies Out with music - no lyrics

Baby Beluga - Song

A song about a little white whale and feeling secure.

Charlotte Law teaches us how to sing this song.


'Baby beluga' - Learn the song about a little white whale

Now you are an expert try singing along with videos below.

The first one is Karaoke style and the second one has some beautiful photographs of the Beluga whale.

Baby Beluga - Sing-Along

Baby Beluga by Raffi

Musical Instruments

Make your own musical instruments and then play them.

Take part in the BBC Bitesize lesson and then look at the ideas for making musical instruments.

You could also watch Myleene Klass making instruments in her kitchen with her daughters. 

Have fun and don't forget to send me in your pictures and maybe even a video of the sound your musical instrument makes when you play it.

The one where we make our own instruments and learn to drum!

Music is all around us. You don't need an instrument when you can just find one in the kitchen! Today we learn to play kitchen instruments, drum out basic basic paradiddles and we form a rhythm band. Bring your chopsticks and wooden spoons!

What Makes a Family? A song for all families everywhere!

Chrome Music Lab

Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments.

Music has an extraordinary power to bring us together, it can lift us when we feel low, energise us when we feel tired, and is something we all have in common.
So, to help with the rhythms and routines of your new daily life, Out of the Ark are releasing seven songs, one for each day, all with challenges and activities related to each song. Every week for the next few weeks they will continue to add songs and resources.

Myleene Klass

Myleene  Klass shows us how she got her children interested in music and is posting youtube clips intoducing children to different musical elements.

The one where we listen to the melody, then repeat, sing and clap!

Today we're learning about musical echos, the importance of listening so we can repeat simple melodies and we test our memories as we sing and clap

The one where we meet the Master, Mozart!!!

Let's get introduced to the Master, Mozart!

The one where we learn FORM and how to write a pop song!

What is form? Why's it so important? What do burgers and sandwiches have to do with it and how can it help me write a pop song?

The one where we show you where all the music came from

Mozart played the piano with his nose as well as blindfolded...see which one we made Ava do! Where does music come from, how did we get to ET, Star Wars and ...

The one where we turn our piano into a machine and learn about Avant garde music

I remember the first time I heard a 'prepared piano' blew my mind. A piano that sounds like a machine?! How exciting!! Watch us Klass girls make our pia...

The one where we learn some awesome tricks to reading music

Wish you could read music? It's simple when you know how. We have some great tricks to help you remember all the notes and we show you what they sound like o...

The one where we learn basic conducting and how to find the beat

Quick! Grab a pencil or a chop stick! Today we learn how to find the beats of a song, how to figure out the time signature..Is it a waltz? Is it a March? The...

The one where we learn to play any pop song!!

Find out the secret behind every pop song, all you need is the magic 4 chords! Learn how to make a chord and how to invert it or change it around.

The one where we learn about dynamics and say them in Italian

The one where we learn about how to colour music and what 'Timbre' means!

Introduction: What is Myleene's Music Klass?

The one where we learn basic rhythms and then play your name

The one where I play movie themes and turn them into lullabies for you and your baby

The one where I play Glam Rock themed lullabies chosen by you!

The one where I serenade your babies with Disney Lullabies as chosen by you! #myleenesmusicklass

No more baby groups or music groups for the foreseeable future so I'm letting you pick what you want to serenade your baby with. #younameitiplayit #myleenesm...

The one where I teach you the difference between major and minor and maybe play the piano backwards!

Live "you name it, I'll play it" gig for everyone in their homes