History of Music

Session 1

We will start the week learning about the different periods of music and how it has evolved over the centuries. We will also look at how this fits onto a timeline of historical events.

Session 2

We will learn about the different types of instruments and what an orchestra is. This will be an opportunity for the children to share any instruments they have at home. We will also have a go at making some instruments out of things we have at home.

Session 3

Next we will look at famous composers throughout history and have a go at using some apps to compose music of our own. The children will have the opportunity to share and discuss some of their favourite songs.

Session 4

We will learn about musical notation and have a go at writing a short piece of music ourselves.

Session 5

We will end the week with the children getting to take part in a performance and sharing their compositions.