Welcome to our music zone!
This term the reception children will be learning lots of songs linked with their topic 'People who help us'. They will also be hearing and identifying different sounds and exploring classroom instruments.
Year 1 and 2 will be exploring long and short sounds. They will be learning songs based around their topic and lots of playground songs and games.
In years 3 and 4 the children will be using our Groovy Jungle computer software to compose music to describe a wonderful world. They will be exploring pitch and sound effects.
The year 5 and 6 children will be learning songs from the 1930s and 40s. They will also be exploring songwriting and having a go at composing their own World War II song.
Please start learning the songs for our locking in day. The words and music can be found in the folder in the top left-hand corner of this page (Britain since the 1930s).
At Northleigh we do lots of singing in and outside of school. We have been awared the silver sing up award which recognises are commitment to singing.
The benefits of singing for children are vast and stretch into all areas of learning. They include:
improved listening skills
development of memory,
deeper understanding of rhyme and phonics
development of patterning skills
improvement in emotional and physical wellbeing
learning to work as a team
raised self esteem
Please encourage your child’s singing by asking them to share what they have sung with you or why not teach them a song that you learnt at school! There is a huge bank of fun songs on www.singup.org which you can listen to and sing with your child.
Use the links below to play some fun musical games or have a go at composing your own music.
Check out some of these websites to find out about and listen to different types of instruments.