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V.E. Day project

Mrs Jobling has asked we post this very popular Wartime song.
Written in 1939 at the start of WWII this song was made famous by singer Vera Lynn and hopefully she’ll be singing it tomorrow at the amazing age 103!
Please read and think about the lyrics (words) as you listen; they gave a lot of hope to the soldiers, sailors, airmen and their families during the war.
Do you think the words still have an important meaning with what we are all living through at the moment?

Mr Bailey

This style of music was known as 'swing' and was very popular during WWII as it helped keep people's spirits up. It is played by a Big Band made up of trumpets, trombones, saxophones and a 'rhythm section' of piano, bass and drums.  There were usually a few singers too. 

This music was great to dance to so why not research people dancing the Jitterbug or Lindy Hop? 

Several years ago we had some experts come into school and teach some moves to us in the hall.  It was great fun! 

Why don't you have a go and upload your video to the V.E. Day Padlet?

John Williams conducting HIS Imperial March (with guests at 1 min 55!) 
“May The Fourth Be With You!”

BBC Ten Pieces

30.4.20 This is the first of 10 weekly lessons based on the BBC’s fantastic Ten Pieces programme. Aimed at KS2, these are perfect bite sized lessons. Mr Bailey has used Ten Pieces at SMATT so the children should be familiar with the music. 


An exciting challenge - but you haven't got long, closing date April 27th!  See the document below for a rough guide and visit the link to bbc bitesize 'I am a robot sing, sign and dance challenge'.  If you complete the challenge and you want us to share it on here ask a grown up to send it to orange@smatt.medway.sch.uk.

Go to:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise/content/zk9wd6f

Here are a couple of musical work searches Mr Bailey would love you to do. Please send any completed word searches to sunbeams@smatt.medway.org.uk Have fun! 

 word search, musical instruments pdf.pdfDownload
 word search, periods and composers.pdfDownload
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 Music from home activities

EYFS - Listen to 'Carnival of the animals' and think about each animal as you listen to each section of the music. Can you walk on the spot or move around the room to the pulse? Mr Bailey uses that word a lot; it means the beat. The pulse will be fast for some animals and slow for others. Maybe you could move around just like the animals would? When you’ve finished, you could draw your favourite animal and write down some words (or ask your grown-up to help you) describing the music of your favourite animal. Please email your drawings to the school office so we can post them on the webpage. 

 carnival of the animals.txtDownload
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KS1 - Here is 'Peter and the Wolf' performed by the English Ballet school. Prokofiev (the composer) uses different instruments of the orchestra to represent the animals and people in the story. 
What instruments do you recognise? 
Listen and see if you can hear when those instruments play. 

 peter and the wolf - balletDownload
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KS2 - This is Rotterdam’s Philharmonic Orchestra. Like you, they can’t meet up to play together so they are playing in their homes and putting their instruments together using technology! Hearing them on their own gives you the opportunity to hear their individual sounds.  

 beethoven’s 9th .txtDownload
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Watch this amazing clip from the show 'Stomp' and notice that the only instrument they use is their bodies. Listen to all the different rhythms they make!
Now you can learn how to do this!
When you're confident with these, feel free to have a go at the links below.
KS2 - These sessions are being added every day so you can keep practising your favourite beats and move on to the next one when you're ready.
Have fun!
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