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This week’s theme is Music.

There are so many lovely activities you can do with music. Explore music you enjoy, dance, sing, experiment with our online links. You could have a go at making your own instruments. Most importantly have fun!

 

Bottle shaker- Fill an empty bottle with rice or dried beans. Decorate and shake to create your own maraca.

 

Use tins and saucepans to create a set of drums. You can stretch balloons over tin cans/ coffee tins too.

 

Create a water xylophone with jars and different levels of water. See how the sound changes as you tap each one. Play along to music with makeshift instruments in the home such as pans, Tupperware, pencils on a table.

 

Links:

Nordoff Robibs Singalong at home - music activities for home 

Make some home-made instruments using item like tin cans, straws and paper plates.

This is a fantastic website with different musical activities children can explore 

The BBC 10 pieces programme explores classical music which children may enjoy

 

Listen to different pieces of music such as theme tunes and draw pictures as a clue to what the music might be about. 

 

Make a sound song with colours and shapes see photo

Spring is finally here! Song

Over in the meadow

 

You can watch and talk about the animals or using some instruments at home or just cups, pots etc children can play along to the music making different sounds for different animals.

 

Watch Melody on CBeebies and learn all about different types of music with her:

Lots of activities here online

Have some musical fun with google doodle

Iggy & Louis

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Dr Ignacio Agrimbau is an Intensive Interaction Music specialist who has been working with many of the children in Springwell to develop engagement, interaction' communication and understanding using music as part of a music project he is running in association with the Royal School of Music and Southampton Community Music. In his spare time he is a composer and musician and he plays in a group called Dock Season with his friend Louis Duarte. Iggy and Louis have created this piece for the children to play along to and they will be creating more videos for the children to share in and learn so watch this space!

Iggy & Louis #2

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Iggy and Louis experiment with a shaker!

Iggy and Louis #3

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This is Iggy and Louis' third video filmed at our Year R provision based at Start Point Sholing Early Years Centre.

This week Iggy and Louis are exploring containers and making sounds with them in different ways. We hope that the children may want to find their own containers at home and explore the sounds and rhythms they can create using them.

Iggy and Louis demonstrate some communication, social interaction and engagement including using some simple signing to each other, sharing an interest in the noisy stick and making Louis feel better through music when he is sad. As usual Iggy and Louis try to trick each other! Members of the Springwell staff team help Iggy and Louis with the buckets, pebble and water!

We hope you enjoy it and please let us know how your child responds to this video.

Iggy and Louis #4

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This is Iggy and Louis' fourth video. This week Iggy and Louis explore creating sounds with circular movements using different recycled round objects. Iggy can even play his xylophone by making circles with his beater. See if you can spot him doing this! What circular objects does Louis play? We hope that children who like circles and circular movements will enjoy this video. Iggy and Louis continue to model some basic Makaton signs to communicate and play tricks on each other!!

Please let us know if you like their video and put any video or photos of your child enjoying Igyy and Louis' music on your child's Tapestry .

Iggy & Louis #5

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This is Iggy and Louis' last video. This week Iggy and Louis find out which everyday objects they can make a sound with and some that they can't. Iggy gets a chance to start and stop the music because Louis is busy with trays he has taken from the kitchen. Louis explores the different sounds he can get from metal trays and pans.
The cook is not happy! What can you find in your home to make sounds with?
We hope you have enjoyed the videos
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