Music at South Grove Primary

Summer Term 2019: - Year 5 have the Samba Rhythm!

This term Year 5 has been exploring cyclic rhythms; including the samba music played during Carnival in Brazil. They have created their own version of samba by choosing different instrument combinations and creating movement to complement their playing. They have also been working hard to play in time with the beat of the bass drum. We hope you enjoy their performance.

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Year 6 have the Blues

Last term, year 6 listed to blues music to find out what makes a good blues song. They then composed lyrics and a melody for their own class blues songs, and added a 12 bar blues bassline and improvisation to make a class performance.

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Choose Respect

For anti-bullying week last year, children talked and sung about 'choosing respect'. Year 3 & 4 learnt a song especially written by the Anti-Bullying Alliance to promote the idea that we all need to choose to respect each other, both face to face and online.

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‘Future Band’

South Grove was lucky enough to be visited by working musicians from the Barbican and Waltham Forest Music Service who are involved with a project called ‘Future Band.’ A selection of Year 5 and 6 children were given the opportunity to create their own piece of music using percussion instruments and their voices. Below is one part of their composition that aims to create sounds inside a factory.

Summer Music Concert 2018

South Grove recently showcased our budding musicians during the Summer Music Concert. Recorder, keyboard and guitar clubs performed alongside Key Stage 1 & 2 choirs. Pupils undertaking instrumental lessons at school were also able to demonstrate their growing abilities on violin, flute and clarinet. Below are some action shots taken during the concert.

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