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Welcome to Year 4

Hello Year 4. You have reached the final week of Year 4! Please watch the video of me below to hear the work for this week and my special message to you.

Last week video recording

Here is the PowerPoint and worksheet I refer to in this video:

Getting to know each other activities

Figure me out maths challenge

Have a great week. I will be writing a final message on the blog on Friday 17th July, so please look out for this.

 

Music/Singing Assemblies

Please see this week's message from our music teacher, Mrs Lawrence:

Hi everyone,

This is our last song and set of music activities for this term. Our song will be ‘The Bear Necessities’ from ‘The Jungle Book’ movie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6MYnspNk90

I also have a few activities for you to do over the summer, if you would like to. For the younger ones, I thought you might like to make a musical instrument and then do some rhythm practice. Take a look at the links below: 

Rhythm practice In the Hall of the Mountain King

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk43IDUQmTk

 

Making Musical Instruments Links:  

http://www.minieco.co.uk/balloon-bongo-rice-shaker-guiro/ 

http://www.minieco.co.uk/cardboard-instruments/

http://www.housingaforest.com/popsicle-stick-harmonica/

https://kinderart.com/art-lessons/multic/maracas-recycled-objects/

 

Listening

For the older children, can you name the orchestral instruments as you hear them played in this piece of music? 

Listening map - Star Wars Theme

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7wmPWjGOiw 

Basic Music Theory Recap: 

I would also love it if you could recap a little music theory. Take a look at these two simple video tutorials. They aren’t too long. If they interest you, there are lots more you can find. 

Beats and Bar lines: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlZVQbFW0JA  

Pitch (treble clef):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Bv-JiFnoJ4

 

Extension task: 

For those of you who already read music, don’t worry about watching the videos. Can you instead write me a 16 bar piece of music? You can print off blank manuscript paper (that’s paper we use to write music), in many different styles, here: https://www.blanksheetmusic.net 

If you do this task, please do send it to your teachers to pass on to me. I would love to see your music. 

 

Acting Through Song:

Lastly, if you enjoy performing, why not try performing/acting a song. Songs from musicals are ideal for this, but you can do it with pop songs too. Read the lyrics (that’s the words) and see if you can imagine how the character is feeling at each point in the song, then learn the song and act it out. 

You can find all these songs with lyrics on YouTube. Please do check with a parent before searching for anything, though! If you would like to, you can also purchase a backing track (quite cheaply) for most songs from https://www.karaoke-version.co.uk . 

On these tracks, you can alter the key (that means make the notes of the song higher or lower), if the original version is not ideal for your voice. Choose a song you really like. If you’re not sure where to start, here are a few suggestions: 

(I’ve put songs sung traditionally by girls first and by boys afterwards, but please don’t let that limit you. It really doesn’t matter.)

 

How Far I’ll Go - Moana

Naughty - Matilda

Part of Your World - The Little Mermaid

Journey to the Past - Anastasia

Speechless - Aladdin

Can You Imagine That? - Mary Poppins Returns

Colours of the Wind - Pocahontas 

The Next Right Thing - Frozen 2

 

Consider Yourself - Oliver

Little People - Les Miserables

I Can Go The Distance - Hercules

I Just Can’t Wait To Be King - Lion King

One Jump Ahead - Aladdin

Electricity - Billy Elliott 

Lost in the Woods - Frozen 2

If Only You Would Listen - School of Rock

 

Easy songs for younger ones

My favourite Things - The Sound of Music

Castle on a Cloud - Les Miserables

The Perfect Nanny - Mary Poppins

When You Wish Upon a Star - Pinocchio 

 

It’s been lovely to see a few of you on Fridays and I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone in September. I hope you have a lovely summer holiday!

Best wishes,

Mrs Lawrence

 

Here are the previous attached letters about our singing assemblies and ideas: 

Singing assembly songs

Music activities KS2

 

Please click on the links below for previous work::

Week 10, week commencing 15th June

Week 11, week commencing 22nd June

Week 12, week commencing 29th June

Week 13, week commencing 6th July