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Welcome To Emerald Class Yr 4/5

Term 6 - Playlist



Ssh...what's that noise?  A bash?  A crash? A shake, a rattle or a low, bass hum?  Which do you prefer - an acoustic singer or a booming brass band?  A solitary voice singing sweetly and quietly or a magnificent choir lifting the roof?
Take out your ear plugs as you journey through the valley of sound and find out about instruments, the sounds they make and how they are produced.  Discover how sounds are made and which sounds travel the furthest!
Then, sing up and compose your own music!  Can you write a Number One hit?  Be sure to stand up straight, warm up your voice and sing your heart out.  Or sit back and listen to calming classical melodies, a soothing lullaby or your favourite band ballad!
Can you hear me over there?  Or do I need to TALK MORE LOUDLY?

Fun Facts

  • Termites eat wood twice as fast when listening to heavy metal music!
  • The term 'pop music', coined in 1926, is short for 'popular music'.
  • Justin Bieber's YouTube play count is greater than the combined popoulation of China and India!
  • American composer, John Cage (1912-1992), composed a work in 1952 titled 4'33".  It consists of four minutes and thirty-three seconds of silence!
  • The name of the only member of ZZ Top without a beard is Frank Beard.
  • Before composing, Beethoven often dipped his head in cold water.
  • At only four lines long, the Japanese national anthem is the shortest national anthem.  The longest is the Greek national anthem, at 158 verses long.
  • The harmonica is the world's best-selling instrument.
  • A grand piano can be played faster than an upright piano.
  • A piano covers the full spectrum of all orchestra instruments, from below the lowest note of the double bassoon to above the piccolo's top note.
  • Having reached number one in the UK in 1968 with the song What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong became the record holder for the oldest chart-topper.  He was 67 at the time.
  • So-called 'gut strings' for Spanish acoustic guitars were originally made from the small intestines of sheep.  The production material changed to nylon during World War II, when all available guts were used for surgical threat for wounded soldiers.
  • Stravinsky wrote a short piece of music for a ballet with elephants.
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Term 6 2019 Home Learning - Whole-School BOOK POTATOES! Due 1st July.

Letter - join

Welcome to our new handwriting scheme. Handwriting is a very important element of school life, and the associated skills need to be taught carefully. We have adopted the Letter-Join strategy for handwriting across the entire school and cursive script will be taught to everyone. We would love you to encourage your children to practise using the new letter formation! Details of how to download resources are available below. 

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