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Quest 7 - Musical Composition (5-7yrs)

Quest 7 - Musical Composition (5-7yrs)

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Published by: martinholland on Oct 23, 2010
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5-7 Years (Key Stage 1)
Quest 7: Musical Composition
Introduce the children to the task.
Tell the story of 24 hours in the rainforest.
Break the 24 hours up into 6-8 segments of time.
Identify the creatures that will be active in the particular segments.
Identify other sounds i.e. not made by creatures that might be heard e.g. rain.
Form the class into groups.
Allocate specific time segments.
Highlight availability of resources .
Play examples of relevant music.
Once children are in groups allow a time for brainstorming and free thinking. At the end of the initialplanning time invite a report back to the whole class on progress made.
Set a time frame for the composition.
Product Success Criteria:
A soundscape of musical composition depicting life and sounds of the rainforest over a 24 hour period of time.
A group based feedback.
Could we identify sounds of creatures?
What we learnt as a group.
What was difficult.
Topic Heading:
Musical Composition
As a class we are going to produce a soundscape of music depicting life andactivity in the rainforest over a 24 hour period of time.
2 sessions maximum
Access to relevant websites and rainforest information texts.
This might include the Conservation International video aboutusing an iPod to record birdsong:http://www.conservation.org/fmg/pages/videoplayer.aspx?videoid=40
Rainforest Sounds - through the day and night (available in the FreeResources/ Rainforest Multimedia area of the website)
Percussion instruments.
Examples of music inspired by the rainforest or Saint Saen’s ”Carnival Of The Animals”
A recording facility.

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