Category Archives: Music

Analysing a music track

Today, Bluebirds listened to a very famous song written by Bob Marley. They discovered this genre of music was called reggae and is played “off the beat.” Out of 26 children, only 5 did not like the track. It was very catchy and lots of people couldn’t help but jig along to the beat!

Bluebirds asked lots of questions about Bob Marley and wanted to know if he was still alive. We calculated he was only 36 when he died (1945 – 1981).

Bluebirds tried to listen out for which instruments were being played too.

Charlie – I think there’s a saxophone
Millie – Something sounds a bit like a violin
Jessica – There are some drums in it
Seth – May be a guitar is being used.

Video: Three Little Birds

This afternoon, Bluebirds listened and appraised a piece of reggae music by Bob Marley.

The children listened to how reggae is off the beat and tried to detect which instruments were used.
After, they copied rhythms and clapped beats, learning how to move to the pulse. Finally, the children started to learn the chorus of the song. Lots of children found the tune quite “catchy” and couldn’t resist rocking to the beat!

Mason – I can hear drums.
Taya – I think I can hear a guitar.
Amelia – I think there was a cymbal.
Zaynab – My Mum loves this song. she obsessed with it.
Kai – I know this is reggae. I’ve heard it at my Nan and Grandad’s house.

Video: Music fun with Beth and Will

Today, Bluebirds enjoyed a music session with Beth and Will Parry (Mrs Parry’s musical children) in class. The class sang a variety of action songs and repeat/copy songs whilst Beth and Will provided some accompaniment with the maracas and drum!

Last of all, Bluebirds wanted to sing their favourite song of the year “This Is Me”.

Video: Mothers Day song rehearsal

We have spent a lot of time perfecting our Mothers Day assembly (Wednesday 2nd March).

Here is a little preview of our Mothers Day song.

Below are the lyrics of the whole song which the bluebirds can sing along to at home.

What makes a family?
What ingredients do you need?
Stir it up and see.
How many people does it take
For one family to make?
Count them up and see.

Everybody’s family is different
And different is how they should be.

We are red we are orange and yellow
We are green, blue and indigo
We’re unique, we are all different colours
But together we’re a rainbow.

What makes a family?
Is it something we can see?
Take a look with me.
And what makes a happy home?
Is it knowing we’re not alone?
There is someone here for me.
Everybody’s someone is different
And different is how they should be.

We are red we are orange and yellow
We are green, blue and indigo
We’re unique, we are all different colours
But together we’re a rainbow.

Nobody’s family’s perfect all the time
It takes a little bit of rain and a little bit of sunshine

We are red we are orange and yellow
We are green, blue and indigo
We’re unique, we are all different colours
But together we’re a rainbow.