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Y3-Y6 - Making your own pop music online

CLICK HERE to learn the basics of music making. No prior experience is needed; you can do everything from a mobile phone, tablet or computer.  I love this website! 1) follow the online instr...
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Y1-Y6 Home Learning Activity - fab online music games

CLICK HERE to access an amazing website called www.insidetheorchestra.org  It has got 8 different online games that will give children the chance to  1) learn about all the different in...
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Y1- Y6: Home Music Activity - follow a body percussion score

This is a fun activity that is even more fun when you persuade family members to join in.  Can you: 1) practice each of the the body percussion used here  - hand clap, finger click, lap tap ...
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Y3 - Home Music Activity - fun with fruit rhythms

Here's a fun musical game teaching rhythms by clapping along to the names of fruit.  Can you 1) watch the video to work out how many 'sounds' in each fruit.  Which fruit are faster/slower? 2...
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Y1-Y6 Home Music Activity - Brass Instruments and Timbre

Here is the latest 'musical moment' from Sheffield Music Hub's brass team. CHALLENGE - can you make a homemade brass instrument that uses lip buzzing to create sound?  The brass team show you how...
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Y6 - Home Music Activity - exploring loops and layering online with Launchpad

CLICK HERE to be taken to Launchpad This is a brilliant online tool that allows you to explore different music loops through drums, bass, vocals, melodies and sound effects. Watch the YouTube tutorial...
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Y4 - Home Music Activity - Heroes of Troy 'Foolish and the Brave' Song

CLICK HERE to be taken to another Heroes of Troy song.  This one is called 'The Foolish and the Brave'.  David Grant from BBC takes you through how to sing the song.  Now scroll under t...
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Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6 Home Singing Activities

Here's this week's singing activities put together by the fabulous Sheffield Music Hub team.  After you've watched the clip, remember to fill in the google docs form below the clip, to let Music ...
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F2, Y1, Y2 Home Singing Activities

Here's this week's home singing activities put together by the fabulous Sheffield Music Hub.  Can you  1) join in with the activities in the clip 2) send some feedback to Sheffield Musi...
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Y1-Y6 Music Home Learning about Dynamics

Here's this week's 'Musical Moment' from Sheffield Music Hub all about dynamics using a piece of music called 'Peter and the Wolf' by the composer Prokofiev.  Dynamics describes how loud and soft...
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F2 - Home Music Activity - Elmer the Elephant Song

Here's a lovely song about Elmer the Elephant.  Let's see if you use body percussion to keep in time to the song.  Can you: 1) listen to the song and watch the video clip 2) clap your h...
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Y1-Y6 Music Home Learning - playing an online xylophone

Here's clip I've recorded showing you how to use an online xylophone.   The notes are in the PDF below. The youtube clips are: CLICK HERE for TWINKLE CLICK HERE for STAR WARS You can email m...
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Y2 - Home Learning clapping game Tic-Tac-Toe

For all our learners at home in  Y2, here's another clapping game to add to last week's music challenge 'Sevens'.  This one is called tic-tac-toe.  Can you: 1) find a member o...
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Y1 - Music Activity - There's a hole at the bottom of the sea

This is a song that accumulates.  That means in the song, each verse gets longer as you have to remember and add to the previous verses.  Can you: 1) listen to the tutorial CLICK HERE 2...
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Y1- Y6 Home Music Activity - pulse and rhythm on homemade instruments

Do you know the difference between pulse and rhythm?   In this clip, the percussion team at Sheffield and Doncaster Music Hubs show you the difference between pulse and rhythm.&nbs...
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Y5 Space - Home Music Activity - the composer Hans Zimmer

Space has inspired many composers.  This week I'd like you to research 'Hans Zimmer', a self taught German musician who has composed world famous music including the music for BBC's Planet E...
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F2, Y1, Y2 Sheffield Music Hub Home Activities - Singing

Sheffield Music Hub's weekly singing activities suitable for F2, Y1 and Y2.. FUN FACT - singing can improve your speech and communication skills. so it's even more fun when done with siblings and fami...
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Y3-Y6 Home Music Activities from Sheffield Music Hub - Singing

Sheffield Music Hub's weekly singing activity for Y3-Y6.  FUN FACT - singing can improve your mood! So if you've got the lockdown blues go on, have a go!   Even better, have a go w...
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Y2 - Home Learning Activity - Clapping Game called SEVENS

Normally in Y2 in Spring Term we learn a variety of playground songs, games and chants to enrich playtimes.  In lockdown, that is going to be a bit difficult!  So instead, let's explore clap...
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F2 - Home Music Making Activity - We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Here is the author, Michael Rosen performing his book 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'.  Can you join in with him?  Try copying: 1) his vocal expression 2) his facial expression 3) the actions h...
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