Music Home Learning 1 June 2020 from Mr Nicholls
Music for the next few weeks will enable you to play with sound, rhythm, melody and more. You can start playing instantly, whether you’re on a tablet, phone, or laptop. You will manipulate sound to give you a new perspective on music and make you more curious about maths, science and coding.
First experiment to explore this week is Kandinsky. This experiment is inspired by Wassily Kandinsky, an artist who compared painting to making music. It turns anything you draw – lines, circles, triangles, or scribbles – into sound. https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Kandinsky/
Next try Melody Marker. Grids like this one are a common interface for creating melodies. Time moves left to right and pitch goes up to down. Tap to add notes, then use the buttons on the bottom to play and change your melody. https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Melody-Maker/
Finally for this week use Voice Spinner to experiment with sound. Spin the spinner like a record player - slow, fast, forward, backward - to hear how it affects the sound. You can also record your own voice, or other sounds around you. The pitch of your voice gets higher when spun faster, and lower when spun slower. https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Voice-Spinner/
A message from Ms Gillen (Spanish Teacher) - "I will be assigning new tasks on Languagenut every week and suggesting activities that can be done from home. I do not want to overwhelm the children, these are just suggestions."
Here is a booklet she recommended, which the children can also do. Thx
Dear Year 5,
Firstly, I hope everyone is healthy and has been enjoying spending time with their families and loved ones. I hope that you are also keeping in touch with each other through phone calls, facetime, whatsapp, etc.
You all have made so much progress at school this year and we want to say a huge – WELL DONE! We now need this hard work to continue during your time at home. As you are aware, it won’t be long before you are starting Year 6 and it is very important that you are as prepared as possible. In order to keep you on track I will be uploading a powerpoint each day (before 9am) to the Year 5 Easter work class page. The powerpoint. will contain activities for maths, writing, reading, and topic.
In terms of how much time should be spent on each subject I recommend the following as a guide:
- 40 - 60 minutes of maths (including 10 minutes of mental arithmetic e.g. times tables)
- 40 - 60 minutes of writing, and or ‘SPAG’ (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar)
- 30 minutes – reading for pleasure or comprehension.
- 45 minutes topic
In addition, click the link below to check out the school YouTube channel for educational videos/resources, many of which have been created by members of the St. Peter’s teaching staff.
Our dedicated Spanish teacher Miss Guillén has asked me to pass on the following message:
Buenos días lovely children, parents and carers!
First of all I would like to thank you for adapting so well to the new circumstances that life has brought us. Life is full of challenges, and you have well proved your ability to overcome any adversity. ¡GRACIAS A TODOS!
Who would like to practice a bit of Spanish?
I have set some optional assignments on Languagenut :) You can also practice the topic of your choice. I will update assignments weekly so that those of you that want to keep practicing your skills can do so.
Take care and stay well! Miss Guillén
It would be AMAZING to see some of your work so PLEASE, PLEASE email it to me. Also any questions or if your child is really struggling with something then email me and I will endeavour to help them. On behalf of myself, Mrs Khan and Miss Pojda we are REALLY missing you all and are hoping to see you soon. Mr Schrimshaw