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April 2023

Very excited to be taking Year 1 and 2 to see a Concert at Westlands this week. We will be introduced to some instruments with the theme Curious Creatures and Adventurous Animals by some professional musicians from the Bournmouth Symphony Orchestra. I will follow up in our lessons after the instruments and pieces of music we this space!

January 2023

We will be learning about beat this half term. Here are the videos we saw in class. Can you find other things that have a steady beat?

Music Theory for Kids: The Beat Episode!

Primary Elementary Music Lesson: Steady Beat Game!

Here are a couple of the legends we have been learning about from around the British Isles.

The Giant from the causeway in Northern Island and Robin Hood from Sherwood Forest in England. Remember the music we made in class?

British Council ELT - MYTHS & LEGENDS Robin Hood

Legend of Giants Causeway

Uploaded by Piotr Janasz on 2015-05-25.

September to December 2022

In our music topics Ourselves, Toys, Our Land and Our Bodies we will be learning about beat and rhythm and exploring vocal sounds and the different sounds instruments make.

Here is our Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah song. And the cat duet that you all loved! :) Enjoy!

Someone's in the Kitchen With Dinah

January 2022

So the first bit of this term our topic will be about animals and pitch (high and low sounds) We will be learning songs about prehistoric animals and moving like animals from the jungle.

Have a listen to The Lion Sleeps Tonight. This clip from the Lion King Movie as we will be moving and performing actions to the beat of it as a warm up to our lessons.

The Lion Sleeps Tonight Song Scene - The Lion King 2019 Movie clip

Watch the clip of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" song scene from The Lion King 2019 movie.Written by: Luigi Creatore, Hugo Peretti, George David Weiss, ...


This half term we will be exploring different ways of playing percussion instruments and creating descriptive sounds in our land topic and also learning about beat and making rhythm patterns with our bodies.

October 2021

In music we have been using our voices to make high and low and long and short sounds and learning about beat and changing speeds (tempo) Here are a couple of clips for you...our Dipidu song and the duet for cats which was a favourite! Have another listen :)


Provided to YouTube by CDBabyDipidu · Wayne PotashMusic Fun℗ 2000 Wayne PotashReleased on: 2000-01-01Auto-generated by YouTube.

Kiri Te Kanawa & Norma Burrows | Rossini's Cat Duet

A clip from the 1982 BBC program 'Call Me Kiri' KiriOnLine is the Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Fan Site. Follow us...Facebook

2nd March


Hope you have enjoyed some spring sunshine this weekend :)


I would like you to listen to this lovely Japanese folk song called Sakura all about the beautiful cherry blossom trees. 

Listen to it again and try to sing along with the Japanese.

Can you draw a picture of some blossom trees or dance to the music?

How does it make you feel?


If you are out and about this week see if you can spot some blossom in the trees or hedgerows.

Looking forward to seeing you all back in school for music next week! :)

Japanese Folk Song #9: Cherry Blossoms (さくらさくら/Sakura Sakura)

This song celebrates the beauty of cherry blossoms in full bloom.Composer/Lyricist/Year: Unknown【日本語歌詞】さくら さくら 野山も里も見わたすかぎりかすみか雲か 朝日ににおうさくら さくら 花ざかりさくら さくら や...

23rd February


Hi there! Hope you've had a good half term :)

As the weather gets warmer we will be thinking about the different seasons over the next few weeks.

Have a listen to the song below Seasons come and Seasons go.

Try singing along with the echo part.

Which is your favourite season? Spring is mine. I love watching all the signs of new life popping out in the garden.

Seasons (with lyrics)

Enjoy my song about the seasons! Guitar played by Rich Kendrick. See more lyric videos on my Channel and listen to all of my music on Spotify, iTunes and a...

8th February


Here is a fun song to sing and dance along to this week. Enjoy! :)

Boom Chicka Boom | Fun Dance Song for Kids | Brain Breaks | Jack Hartmann

Boom Chicka Boom with new movements and styles. Music and movement song. Repeat after me song. Fun dance song for kids. Fun brain breaks song. Boom Chicka ...

2nd February


This week I would like you to listen to and compare these 2 pieces of music each with the same name (Snowball Waltz) but quite different!


Can you tap along to the beat?

And in the first one can you hear the snowballs being thrown at the beginning?


A waltz is a special dance in 3 beats. Do either of these make you want to dance along?

Which one and why?


Snowball, Op. 471: Waltz

Provided to YouTube by IIP-DDSSnowball, Op. 471: Waltz · London Symphony Orchestra · John GeorgiadisJohann Strauss - A Viennese Collection℗ MaestosoReleased ...

Snowball Waltz - Sonic Lost World [OST]

Game: Sonic Lost WorldMusic: Snowball Waltz

26th January


We are going to be thinking about number and beat for the next few weeks.

Beat is the steady pulse of a piece of music that you can tap along to.


Have a listen to the clip below and tap along to the beat on your knees.

What happens to the music after the first minute?

Listen again from the beginning and try doing the 3 claps. 

This is what we call a rhythm.


Do you like the music? Why? Why not?

Find the beat of another piece of music you hear this week.

Schiarazula Marazula

von Giorgio Mainerio

19th January


Hopefully you have been listening out for high and low sounds around the house this week.

Listen to the animal sound quiz below and see how many you can guess. Some of them are a bit tricky.

Guess the Animal Sound Game | 30 Animal Sounds Quiz | Wildlife Trivia

Guess the Sound | 30 Animal Sounds Quiz | Wildlife TriviaThis is a guess the sound video with a difference. Instead of guessing regular sounds, listen to the...

The clip below is a little reminder about pitch. If you have a piano or keyboard at home you can have a go at playing some high, middle and low sounds.

Pitch: Low, Middle & High | Fun-Keys4Kids | London | Learn Music Theory Online | Piano | Guitar


Spring term 2021

12th January


Hello! Over the next few weeks we are going to be learning about pitch. This means high and low sounds.


Watch the clip below...

Can you make a high and a low sound with your voice? Now one in the middle?


Think of 5 or 6 different animals.

What sound do they make?

Can you group them in high, middle or low?


Listen out for different pitched sounds this week.


The Music Show Episode #4: We're Gonna Sing High, Low, and in the Middle

Use your high voice, your low voice, and your middle voice to sing along with Luigi's Baton, Mike the Microphone, Cadence the Drummer and Fret the Guitar in ...

Week 5   2/12/20


Today we are looking at two more myths. King Arthur in Wales and Robin Hood in England.


Have a look at this clip which tells the legend of Robin Hood.

Try to remember the sounds we put to it Clap twang, clap twang, clap clap clap twang!


Then for King Arthur it was Tick tock asleep in a cave.

Can you find something at home to make that ticking sound?


Don't forget to scroll down and click on Little Donkey to learn

British Council Robin Hood

British Council Robin Hood Animation Narration

Week 4   25/11/20


This week we started a new topic about sounds that describe a scene looking especially at myths and stories from around the UK.


Look at the clip below and decide which story you think is true about the Giant's Causeway

Can you remember the sounds we made in class for this story and the Loch Ness Monster?

Finn McCool and the Giants Causeway

Finn McCool and the Giants Causeway

Here is your class Christmas song that we are going to learn. Please have a listen and sing along.

Week 3   18/11/20


In our lesson this week we were playing instruments along to Scooter girl which had a change of speed (tempo)


Listen to this clip of a body percussion group. They are playing along to a famous piece of music called In the hall of the mountain king. Can you hear it getting faster and faster?


Body Avlaia Group - In the hall of the body percussion king

A body percussion cover in Grieg's " In the hall of the mountain king". The body percussion class : Varvaki Mata, Georgaka Zoi, Theodoroudi Kassiani, Kaliamp...

Week 2    11/11


As it is Remembrance day today why don't you have a listen to the pieces of music on the clip below and see if you can march along to the beat like soldiers. When you get too tired of marching, clap along to the beat. 


Which is your favourite one?

Week 1   4/11/20


This week in music we will be thinking about tapping a steady beat and also making the beat speed up and slow down. Remember our Grandpa strolling down the avenue song and the way it gets faster each time until we gets to the friends running.


Listen to this song about Tempo which means the speed of the beat

See if you can tap along each time it changes speed.


October half term activities


Hi there. So we have already done 6 weeks of music making this school year and are getting used to new ways to sing and play instruments in class.


We have been exploring sounds with our voices and long and short sounds in our Dipidu and Tinga layo songs.


Watch the clip below and see if you can say which sounds are long and which sounds are short.

Short and long sounds in music

Listen to the amazing sounds around us. Can you identify short and long sounds?

Week beg 13/07


Hello! Last week of term! :)


Hope you have been able to have a go at the musical activities I have been putting up here and enjoyed learning some new songs.


To round off the term here is a  link to some YCC Kids Songs that the young people from my church have put together. (My Lighthouse and Be Happy are my faves!)

They are fun to join in with and remind us that Jesus is always with us no matter what we are doing or where we are.


I am sorry not to be able to say goodbye to you in person but will pray that you have a wonderful summer and I look forward to seeing you all back in September.

Keep on singing and making music! 


Take care and God bless

Mrs Bowsher

Week beg 6/07


Hi there, this week I would like you to have a go at learning the song There was an old woman who swallowed a fly. It's a fun nonsense song that you may know already. If not have a listen.


Can you remember the order the animals go in? And can you spot all the rhyming words too?

Maybe you can make up your own verses using different animals and find words that rhyme...?


When you've done that here is a fun song to sing and dance along to. Superhero!


Enjoy singing this week! :)




Week beg 29/06


This week we are thinking about the Olympic games so here are some fun songs to get you moving. 


I thought you would enjoy this to warm up.


This is also a fun song to sing and dance to. Every move I make


And Peace like a river to end


Hopefully you are nicely out of breath now! 

Can you make up your own dance to go with one of these songs? Have a go :)

Week beg 22/06


Hope you are enjoying the lovely sunny weather after all the rain!


This week we will be thinking about music from Africa.

Have a listen to the Sounds from Kenya clip


How many different sounds can you hear from everyday life in Africa. Think about the sounds and rhythms that you make...walking up the stairs, whisking eggs, knocking on a door, eating a bag of crisps! Which sounds are the same, which are different?


Make a list and try to create your own Sounds of Yeovil piece of music! Enjoy! Dance along to this!



Week beg 15/06


This week we are going to be thinking about the theme of rainforests.

First have a listen to Digging the garden.


Maybe you have been helping out in the garden or growing some flowers or vegetables from seed? Have a listen and try to sing along with the words. (Tap on lyrics)


Here is a cute little song about a Toucan, a colourful bird that lives in the rainforest.

It's got a lovely swingy rhythm that makes me want to dance so why don't you? Enjoy:)

Week beg 8/06


Hi there, our songs this week have a watery theme.


Watch and learn Slippery fish.


And here is Baby beluga.


Here is a fun song I love from the little mermaid. It's Under the sea! Enjoy singing along :)


Hello there, hope you all had a great half term and have been enjoying the sunshine.


The song of the week is Shake my sillies out. Have fun singing along! :)

There are some activities to do based around the song such as making up your own verses with actions to match. Have a go.


Here is another fun song for you to sing and dance along to about your feelings.

Week beg 18/05


Hi there, have a go at learning It's getting too hot for monkeys this week. It's a fun song about global warming. Once you have sung along to the song try some of the activities. Maybe you can make up some of your own words about some different animals.


Remember to keep on singing. Hopefully we can all sing together again soon. :)

Here is a beautiful song that I want to share with you all. It's called The Blessing and the words are a promise taken from the bible. This version sung by children is particularly lovely and this is my prayer to you all over this difficult time. I hope it speaks to you heart. Make sure you share it with your adults. God bless you all.

Week beg 11/05


Hi there, hope you are enjoying this lovely weather. Here is a link to our song this week In the spring. It's all about the joys of spring that we are seeing all around us now.

There are some fun activities there to for you to try.


Have a look at the videos. Have seen or heard any of the spring things there. Birds? Blossom? Then sing along with the song again. Maybe you can teach it to someone in your house. Remember singing makes you feel good! :)

Week beg 4/5/20


Hi again, we now have access to the singup at home site which has loads of fun songs and activities so I will be sharing a different link each week. There will be a song to listen to and learn and various things to do related to that song. Look in 'Activities' or the 'Pupil pack'.


Here is a song about our families and how we are all different. Have a listen and sing along. Think about all the special people you have in your life and remember to thank God for them.


The song includes the following lovely lyrics: ‘What makes a family? What ingredients do you need? Stir it up and see.’ Together with your family members, think about what words you associate with family, for example, ‘love’, ‘support’, ‘care’ and ‘acceptance’. Write your words (ingredients) down and make them into your own special recipe, which will be unique to your family. These might include: a cup of kindness, three teaspoons of affection, a pinch of humour, a tablespoon of sharing, a zest of patience, half a pound of respect, a dash of silliness, two ounces of love etc. You could make a poster to go up in the kitchen or even weigh out cake ingredients and relabel them and bake your family a cake. Enjoy! :)

Hi there,


I hope you enjoyed your rainy day songs last week. This week we will think about the sun (and it might come out again!)


Listen to ‘The sun has got his hat on’


Make up a dance to the music before the singing comes in. Then sing along to the song. For the bit in the middle can you make up some rhythms using percussion you can find in the house, spoons on pots, bells, tapping pencils. Then perform the song to a family member.


Here’s an extra song to enjoy!

Praise the Lord everyday!