All this week our children have been learning about pop music through the decades. As well as learning iconic songs from their chosen era, they have also been learning something about the culture and fashion from the time, and also some of the major events that happened in British history.
We began with the 1920’s with a selection of brass instruments popularly used by jazz musicians. Next we travelled to the 1960’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 00’s. As each decade passed, we learned more and more about the times and why certain types of music were more popular during certain decades. For example why was there a peace movement in the 60’s and why was disco music so popular in the 70’s?
The children had made their own non-tuned musical instruments which they played on the day and several older children in Years 5 and 6 played tuned instruments with great proficiency (guitar and xylophone). In addition, Megan played the drums magnificently during her group’s performance.
We are already planning our next big termly event for our Spring Term – Dance!
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