April 19

KG2

We have been learning about music in the past and learning what popular music is. We have sung popular songs from the 50s, 60s, 80s and 90s!

We have been talking about music videos and why they make a singer/band more popular. 

frank-sinatra

Listen to KG2SD practicing Frank Sinatra’s popular song, ‘New York, New York’. New York Video

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February 16

KG2 Musical Information

Dear Parents,

Please find below a color copy of a letter you will be receiving home with the children today. The letter will tell you if your child is a Bumble Bee or a Dragonfly in their upcoming musical – please check the letter carefully to make sure you know what costume you need to provide. Bumble Bee

KG2 – Parent letter

Please also find below the 3 lines that your child’s class is learning and help them to practice at home.

KG2 – Lines to learn for blog

I look forward to seeing you all on Thursday 3rd March at 8am (8.15 prompt start) in the MPH.

Mrs Sadler

January 14

KG2 – Sound Songs

We have been working hard in KG2 music to write our own sound songs using symbols and different colors. We are learning how symbols can tell musicians what to play. 

Next week we will be writing our own music using real music notes! 

Sound Song 2 Sound Song 1 Sound Song 3 Sound Song 4

November 30

Get Your Kids Talking About the Music!

Many parents asked at parent conference, ‘What can I do to help my child in music?’ My answer was the same for everyone, ‘Let your children listen to as much music as possible, and try and vary the music they listen to’.

Now, can we take this a step further? When they are listening to a piece of music, whatever it may be, try asking them some of these questions to get their music brain working a little bit harder! 

  • Where do you think this music sounds like it comes from? What country? What makes you think that?
  • Do you hear a voice or voices singing the songs? What kind of voice(s)? A man? A woman? Children? Many people? Do they sing in the same language we speak, or a different one?
  • What kind of instruments do you hear? Do they sound like instruments with strings? Do you hear drums? How do you think people play these instruments — with bows or sticks or their hands or their mouths?
  • Do you think this kind of music was created for dancing, or relaxing, or for lullabies, or to tell a story? Does this music make you want to dance?
  • How does this music make you feel? Is it happy music, sad music, scary music, funny music, or another kind?
  • How do you think the people playing the music are feeling?

Family playing guitar

November 17

Grade 2 Musical – WOW!!!

Thank you so much to all the parents who came and watched the grade 2 musical yesterday. The children did such an amazing job and have worked so hard over the past 8 weeks to make it such a wonderful performance.

If you would like to watch the performance, please click on the link below. You can send this link to family all around the world!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiFPffYY06w

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If you have children in KG2 and Grade 1, they got the opportunity to watch this amazing musical yesterday. Ask them about it! They might even want to watch the show again 🙂