Class 2 explore the sounds of music

23 April 2021

Rodney Dean has been working with Class 2 to explore music and sound. Listening to their own rhythms on the xylophone, percussion instruments, kalimba, rain-shakers, bells, chimes and recorder, the children shared what stories and imagery might accompany the various sounds they could create. Each child worked with one rhythm as they explored beat, rhythm, melody and timing together, before playing their own instrument and music to their regular morning song as one group. The result was wonderful! These skills are developed over many years in the primary class teacher period, allowing the children not only to play all their own music for school plays and festivals, but deepen their musical knowledge, experience and appreciation.