8th June 2020
Hello again everyone,
We hope you are all keeping busy and staying safe at home with your families.This week we are sharing activities around the theme of animals in music, as well as some challenges for those if you in 5th & 6th class.
As always, check with an adult before you go online, and have fun!
Junior & Senior Infants
Our friend Helen has some lovely songs about butterflies and bees. Sing along with Helen as you pretend to be different insects!
Butterflies & Bees
Our friends in NYCOS have started sharing songs just for your age!
You can sing a new song every day with Karen and on Friday have a big singalong together!
Wee Summer Sing
1st & 2nd Class
The Carnival of the Animals is a set of pieces in which the composer, Saint-Saens, uses different instruments of the orchestra to represent different animals.
The piece in the video below is called The Aquarium, which of course is where you find fish! Close your eyes and listen carefully - can you picture all the different fish swimming around?
Look out for all the different instruments playing. You will see a violin, a flute, 2 pianos, and many more!
This video comes from Disney's Fantasia and uses the music from the Finale, or the ending, of Carnival of the Animals. Do you think the music matches the animation? It's great fun to watch too!
3rd & 4th Class
Peter and the Wolf is a classic story that was set to music by a Russian composer called Sergei Prokofiev. He uses the instruments to represent different characters and animals in the piece. Take a look at this video and listen to the story. See if you can identify any of the instruments you hear.
Here is a little challenge for you - can you match the character or animal to the instrument?
Have a look at the attached document below and fill in your answers.
5th & 6th Class
Here is a body percussion challenge for you all from our friends in NYCOS! You may already know the song, but can you do the accompanying body percussion?
Watch the video closely and pause or go back if you need to. See how fast you can go!
This video should keep you active, combining music and exercise - see if you can keep up!
Keep a close eye as the activities change
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