Sunday, January 31, 2010

CCP Lesson 3

Hi all,
3A had their last CCP lesson on Junk Jamz last Thursday. They had loads of fun practicing for their group performances. The pictures below show it all. There are also videos of each group's performance. Enjoy watching!
Filling up the evaluation form

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Total Defence Day

Dear all,

The school will be commemorating Total Defence Day on 12 February 2010.

We will be learning the song, 'There's a part for everyone' for that day during your Music classes.

Here are the PowerPoint slides for the lyrics of the song.

Click here to listen to the song.

Chinese New Year Songs

Hi students from EDP,

Here are the video clips of the dance for the Chinese New Year songs that you will be learning soon in your Music classes as well as singing during recess. Do take a look and:

  1. Learn how to sing the songs by going through the lyrics while playing the songs.
  2. Learn the dance steps because we will be performing them as a school for Chinese New Year celebrations.

    Here is the PowerPoint presentation on the lyrics of the songs above.

CCP Music Lesson 2

3A had their second lesson on Junk Jamz today. They learnt many new beats and grooves. Just to recap, here are some of the things they learnt:

  • Jab
  • Groove
  • Call and respond

For the groove, they learnt 4 different types of grooves.

Groove 1
Bom tak bom tak

Groove 2
Bom tak bom bom tak

Bom bom tak bom tak

Groove 4
Bom bom tak bom bom tak

You will get to see the children perform these 4 grooves together with jabs in the video below the pictures.

The 'papayas' performing
The 'bananas' performing

Learning about grooves

More grooves

Let's shake it!

A whole array of washboard, pots and barrel

Our shy performers

Slap it with a slipper!

Coming as a whole to perform

"Teacher, it's too noisy!"

"This is the way we wash our clothes."

"Hey, you've got a better instrument than me!"

Listening to instructions

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Recess song

For Term 1, Endeavour Primary School students have been singing the song entitled 'If we hold on together' from the movie 'The land before time'. They have been learning the song during their Music lessons.

Here is the video clip of the song.

Here's the lyrics

If We Hold On Together - Diana Ross

Don't lose your way
With each passing day
You've come so far
Don't throw it away
Live believing
Dreams are for weaving
Wonders are waiting to start
Live your story
Faith, hope & glory
Hold to the truth in your heart

If we hold on together
I know our dreams will never die
Dreams see us through to forever
Where clouds roll by
For you and I

Souls in the wind
Must learn how to bend
Seek out a star
Hold on to the end
Valley, mountain
There is a fountain
Washes our tears all away
Words are swaying
Someone is praying
Please let us come home to stay

If we hold on together
I know our dreams will never die
Dreams see us through to forever
Where clouds roll by
For you and I

When we are out there in the dark
We'll dream about the sun
In the dark we'll feel the light
Warm our hearts, everyone

If we hold on together
I know our dreams will never die
Dreams see us through to forever
As high as souls can fly
The clouds roll by
For you and I

Sunday, January 17, 2010

CCP Music - Lesson 1

Lifting it like a dumb bell.

Students paying attention to the trainer.

Who thought dippers can be used as instruments?

Busy washing something on the washboard?

Look at the long PVC pipe he's holding.

Pails and saucepans are used to make music.

The class sitting in a circle for performance.

A barrel is used as a drum.
The trainer with the students.

Hi everyone,
Above are pictures showing our students having fun in the Junk Jamz, which is part of their CCP programme for this term. This was the very first lesson on it. Students were taught to make music using everyday tools, such as pails, saucepans, pipes and washboards, just like STOMP. I'm sure all of you can't wait for your next lesson!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Welcome to EDP's music blog

Dear all,

Welcome to Endeavour Primary School's Music blog. This is the site where all happenings related to music in the school will be posted up. Hope you have fun browsing and learning more about how music is taught in our school.