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Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Junior School

Music Daily Learning


Here is a song you might like to sing at home with your family.  We'd love to see your videos.  The song is in two parts - one part is a solo, the second part will need a group of you to be the children.  See how you get on!

The song is called 'Sing' by The Carpenters.




Here are the lyrics - click on the image for a larger version in a new window.

Here I am singing the solo part - if I'm brave enough to post this, you definitely can!




Now, here I am singing the children's part - I'd love it if you could get as many of your family members (that live in your house!) to sing this part.




Now you're ready to go for it - here is a link to the backing track - GO FOR IT!



Here is a reminder of the insect rhythm cards we use at school. Year 3, we have not used 'grasshopper, ladybird and worm' yet. Each card is a whole beat. The 'bee' is a whole beat so we clap once. The 'spider' is two half beats so we clap twice in one beat. The 'caterpillar' is 4 quarter beats therefore we clap 4 times in one beat. The 'worm' is worth two whole beats which is why it is twice as long as the 'bee' insect card. The squiggle is a rest. You rest for a whole beat.



Have a go at creating your own 4 beat rhythms. Here are some examples.


Once you have created some - have a go at clapping them. You could also stamp the rhythm, say the rhythm, dance the rhythm, play the rhythm on any instrument or on anything in the house like pots and pans but ASK BEFORE YOU DO THIS!

It really helps to count to 4 first so you feel a sense of the pulse. It also helps to put some music on or some backing beats on in the background. I use Garageband loops but as long as the music you choose is in 4/4 time (you can count in 4s while it's playing) and it's not too fast, anything will do.


Create two different rhythms. You clap one of the rhythms and someone else in your house clap the other at the same time.

Here is a video of some children in school clapping some rhythms. We have left a pause so you can join in at home. Have a go.