Year 5 have been making some good progress during their weekly treble recorder sessions with our expert teacher Danny.
A recent session started with a vocal warm up. Danny introduced a short passage of music, and then added the makaton signs to the lyrics. The pupils were able to sign out: Can you feel the music today?
Danny asked the class members for suggestions about how some passages in the music change. We were able to identify that the pitch changed during a couple of the lines. We were also asked to listen out for the repeating patterns in the song.
A backing track was then added. The pupils were able to sing and sign simultaneously. Finally it was time for the treble recorders to be introduced. We talked about the notes needed to play the song, and how we could use our existing knowledge.