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'Music has an extraordinary power to bring us together, it can lift us when we feel low, energise us when we feel tired, and is something we all have in common!' (Out of the Ark Music) We know how much we enjoy music in school and it would be lovely to continue our music learning and fun at home. Music is very good for your well-being both physically and mentally. A good tune boosts feelings of happiness and a dance around the kitchen helps to keep you fit! 
I hope you find the following musical ideas and activities enjoyable and they will keep you all singing and dancing at home. Take care and stay safe! Mrs Cripps
 
 
Listen to our Song of the Week: 'Can't Stop the Feeling' from Trolls
 
Ideas for musical activities at home:
 
1. Learn to play a musical instrument- If you or your parents have an instrument at home, now has never been a better time to try and learn how to play it. You can find lots of online instrumental lessons. Rehearse a little each day and soon you'll be performing your new skills to the rest of you family!
 
2. Karaoke Time- Enjoy singing and dancing along to your favourite songs with your family. If you haven't got a microphone then a wooden spoon will work just as well!
 
3. Make up your own music- Enjoy making up your own pieces of music using instruments that you may already have at home. This could be as simple as using kitchen pots and pans! Be as creative as you like! You could even try making up your own song and lyrics using your voice.
 
4. What's that sound?- Take time to listen to the sounds that you can hear in your house or in your garden. What different noises can you hear? Which ones are quiet/loud?
 
5. Fun with rhythmsCreate your own patterns of sounds using body percussion, vocal sounds or any instruments that you may have at home. Can you play the rhythm of your name or favourite food? Try changing the tempo (speed) or dynamics (volume) of your rhythms.
 
6. Strictly Come Dancing- Choose a song that you like and have a boogie! Can you make up your own dance moves to the song? Create a routine and teach it to your family!
 
 
 
Links to further musical activities:
 
Discover the world of classical music with David Walliams! You can find his Marvellous Musical Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or on the Classic FM app (powered by Global Player)   http://marvellousmusicalpodcast.com/
 
Out of the Ark is a music website that we use in school and they are offering free resources to do at home. Find seven songs a day with challenges and activities related to each song. https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/?utm_source=homepage&utm_campaign=ootamathome2&utm_medium=banner
 
A collection of free Sing Up resources to keep children singing outside of school https://www.singup.org/home-schooling
 
 
 
Discover fun songs, musical games and activities to get little ones moving with CBeebies  https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch and https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/music
 
Listen to the CBeebies Radio- https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
 
Music Technology ideas for children aged 8+ with Kent Music School. You just need a computer, ipad/iphone or tablet to try out the programs and apps listed on their website for free  https://www.kent-music.com/news/keep-music-education-going-at-home/
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