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St Paul's C of E Primary School

Heathside Grove

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The Arts

Listening to Music


This week we listened to 'Mars' by Gustav Holst. We appraised the music thinking about what we liked and disliked. We then went on to discuss the tempo, pulse and dynamics of this piece of classical music and what sort of films we might have heard it in.



We then watched a rocket take off and thought of how we could play instruments to create the noise of a rocket launch!




Rocket Launch

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Musical Composition - Meerkats


We have been looking at meerkats and have created some music using instruments. We first looked at what tempo, dynamics and pulse were and then changed the tempo and dynamics of our music to match the meerkats. 






Challenge - can you remember what tempo, dynamics and pulse are?

Musical Composition

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We created our own music using some instruments and experimented by changing the tempo and dynamics to create a piece of music for a polar bear.

Challenge - what is tempo and dynamics?