Summer classroom music 2021
Year 6 have been playing, composing and arranging songs using the UKULELE.
Please listen to their songs below.
St Jude's School is currently working towards the GOLD AWARD and has recently achieved the 'Silver Award' from 'Together with Music' for completing musical tasks with a local care home
Year 5 have been singing (in parts) and playing 'Native American' music using 'Tatanka' drumming techniques.
Year 4 have composed a RIVER SOUNDSCAPE using a range of tuned percussion instruments
Year 3 have been learning about Roman musical instruments, composing a 'March soundscape', singing Roman songs and also recording their own class 'Friendship song' written by a Year 3 pupil.
Year 2 have composed and arranged their own version of Haul Away.
Year R have been learning 'mini-beast music' using rhythms and singing farm songs
During music this term we have all been singing Easter songs (in our classroom bubbles)
Year R have been listening to Spring and Easter music whilst using instruments.
Year 1 creating music inspired by 'Zog' and 'Castles'.
Year 2 have composed a class soundscape inspired by the ship Titanic.
Year 3 composed music to sound like 'volcanos' and 'natural disasters'
Year 4 have played 'viking music' using pentatonic scales.
Year 5 have listened to the music of John Cage and composed 20th century music inspired by fairground rides.
Year 6 have listened to 'The young persons guide to the orchestra', compared Purcell to Benjamin Britten and created their own class interpretation.
Year 3 Weather soundscape.
Photos showing a year 3 pupil conducting a soundscape and singing practise.
Together with Music - it starts with a song! March 2021
Within St Jude's School our children have many strong military links and we are extremely proud and lucky to be the first primary school to join in a project collaborating with The Band of HM Royal Marines which has enabled the HM forces to reach out to schools during this time.
Our classes used the music 'Timepiece no 1' (especially written for them) to create their own musical responses using a range of classroom instruments including; Boomwhackers, ukuleles, piano, body percussion and movement. Our music was put together with the musicians from The Band of HM Royal Marines Collingwood to create our very own unique performance.
Here are a few quotes from the children after watching the video today:
"I think this was an amazing experience"
"The drums were COOL!"
"It sounded really good"
"It's nice to see my friends from different classes all playing together"
"I loved the fact that everyone worked together to make this good piece"
"The cymbals made a great finish"
"I liked the LOUD trumpets"
"I just really liked it all"
"It was special to be able to play with the Royal Marines Band"
This was a fantastic opportunity for everyone involved and we really hope you enjoy watching the final results.
St Jude's Christmas CD December 2020.
This year every student from Nursery to Year 6 has taken part in the recording our Christmas CD (recorded in class bubbles). The songs range from our Candlelight Carol Service to Fun Christmas classics. Well done to all involved.