Year 4 in computing have been putting their creative skills to the test. They have selected the software Yu studio and explored creating their own grime music.
We look forward to seeing their final pieces.
Robins completed their music topic of Mama Mia by composing some of their own tunes. I’m sure you’ll agree, they did a fine job.
Today Mr Dickinson came to visit to give Robins a lesson with a brass instrument. The children got to practise blowing the mouthpiece of their instrument before learning how to hold it correctly. The children were then taught to play the ‘C’ note. it proved quite challenging for some of the children, but they preserved and did brilliantly!
Today we were introduced to Jackson Pollock – an influential American painter, and the leading force behind the abstract expressionist movement in the art world.
Pollock‘s dripping technique involved pouring and splashing liquid paint onto a canvas rather than using a brush. He would lay the canvas on the floor and use different tools like sticks and brushes to control the flow and movement of the paint. The result was a beautiful chaos of colours and lines that seemed to capture the energy and emotion of the artist.Pollock‘s paintings were often enormous, covering the entire length and width of the canvas. They were filled with vibrant colours, bold strokes, and intricate patterns, giving viewers a sense of movement and excitement. His paintings were not meant to represent anything specific, but rather to evoke an emotional response from the viewer.
Having been inspired by Jackson Pollock. Robins had a go at making their own pieces of art using the paint flicking and blowing techniques to show stars, planets, and galaxies.
Listen below to The Planets – Gustav Holst
P.S Did you know?
Pollock‘s most famous painting, “No. 5, 1948,” is an excellent example of his dripping technique. It sold for a record-breaking $140 million in 2006, making it one of the most expensive paintings ever sold.
Robins listened to Mars by Gustav Holsts.
Gustav Holst was a British composer best known for his orchestral suite ‘The Planets’. A suite is a group of individual pieces. There are seven pieces in ‘The Planets’ and ‘Mars, the Bringer of War’ is the first one.
In ancient Roman religion Mars was the god of war. Holst composed this piece in anticipation of the outbreak of World War One. It’s a march but an unusual one. Normally a march has 4 beats in a bar so you can say “left, right, left, right” but Mars has 5 beats in a bar; tricky to march to!
Robins used their creativity to imagine what the music could represent.
In Music, Robins have been exploring scales and composing their own music.
We also recapped the vocabulary, pitch, rhythm and pulse.
Have a sneak peak at our latest lesson!
we have now started our summer program.