Music and singing are incredibly powerful, and can help support us in so many ways – emotionally, physically and intellectually and the benefits are endless.
Have a go at one if the "Why don't you make?" crafts.
If you would like to email us any pictures or short videos of musical things you have been doing at home we would love to see them and publish them on here to show our other children.
We love receiving videos of you making music. Here is Leighton playing the piano for us, this piece of music is called The Swing. Excellent playing Leighton!
Here are some fun music worksheets for you to try. (some of them involve colouring!)
Why not try to compose your own music? The best way is just to explore it and find out what it all does, there's lots of interesting topics to look at on there.
They will be uploading weekly activities designed for all pupils from age 4 to 18 to do at home to help sustain musical learning and creativity through the next few weeks and months that we're all at home.
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Why not use drawing to think about music
Drawing to sounds and music can be a lovely listening activity, you can invite your child to ‘dance with their hands’ whilst using their crayons, pencils, felt tips, paint brushes, encouraging them to listen to the music and respond to the music through their visual art.
You can explore this with different types of music – watch your child, do the contrasting sections affect how they draw or paint?
Experiment with different types of music, does your child have a preference for pieces of music to draw/paint to?
Explore all the free resources on the Sing Up at Home website to keep children learning and singing outside of school.There are lots of activities and songs to try for all ages including Makaton singing.
For a range of free, fun and simple online music resources that can be used
at home . The website offers interactive and inclusive activities for EYFS and KS1. Children can get started quickly and easily with Play It!, an online interactive music tool to help them learn about the different elements that make up a song. Over the coming weeks, children will be invited to take part in the ‘I am a Robot’ sing, sign and dance challenge, where adults can send in videos of their child’s robot performance for the chance for it to be included in a new BBC Teach Bring the Noise music video.
Follow this link to make your own music
Here you will find weekly activities for parents to share with your children. Each includes a Ten Pieces film to watch and enjoy and a linked creative activity that can be completed by children at home without any special materials or preparation. A perfect, simple and easy way to keep listening, enjoying and creating music at this time.
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Marvellous Musical Podcasts – David Walliams
Join David Walliams for a marvellous musical journey and meet some familiar names along the way – from the 19th-century heart throb Franz Liszt to the famously grumpy Ludwig van Beethoven.
There are 10 episodes looking at different composers, musicians and instruments and are delivered in a humorous and informative style with plenty of good music listening clips.