Rattle and Roll!
Today was our first session of our new music workshop 'Rattle and Roll'!
In smaller groups, the children have taken turns to participate in the workshop throughout the session.
First we all sang a welcome song to eachother and the puppets 'Rattle' and 'Roll'. Then we sang some well known nursery rhymes, and practiced singing them quietly too! Next we listened to a song on the CD player, and marched around the room 'slowly' or 'faster' depending on the tempo of the music. The instructor introduced us to a composer called Benjamin Britten and we listened to some of his music, with our eyes closed and tried to guess what instruments we could hear.
Next we got to explore some instruments! We played the tambourines, shakers, bells and maracas as we sang some songs. We had to use good listening ears as we changed our singing voices to loud, quiet, fast or slow! Then we all joined in with some dancing, and used scarves to move to the music!
We can't wait to see what we will learn next week!