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King's Hedges Educational Federation

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Year 4 Music Work

Year 4 Classroom Celebration

Having given such an excellent performance to the parents in Y3, the current Y4 children had set themselves a high bar for this year’s performance and they did not disappoint. They have worked extremely hard to learn a new instrument this year: the ocarina.  In the performance they not only played some pieces with challenging notes and fast tempi, but both classes played a piece with a harmony part.  This year for the first time, the children improvised on their ocarinas and also played their own compositions.  Then they finished with a bang, by singing their year group song Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machine. Well done Year 4!

Year 4 Dynamics Work

This term, Year 4 pupils have been listening to a wide range of music, with a particular focus on spotting dynamics and changes in dynamics. We have learnt the musical terms for these including pianissimo, piano, forte, fortissimo, crescendo and diminuendo.

Two of the pieces we have enjoyed are Hall of the Mountain King by Grieg and The Hallelujah Chorus by Handel’s Messiah.

Our listening work culminated in this piece of work based on Beethoven’s 5th Symphony where we used what we had learnt to think about the dynamics and orchestration of the piece: