The children performed their rendition of ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ by Bon Jovi. The children created this piece of music using the app Garage Band. They all have different instruments to play and had no backing track to help them.Everything you can hear is what the children are playing. They performed this in front of over 40 head teachers from primary schools all over Lancashire. They did such a fabulous job and made us very proud!
A message from all the staff at Balshaw Lane x
Virtual Teampoints Challenge
In September we had the privilege of a visit from the Osiligi Maasai Warriors. They shared some of their traditional songs with us and talked about their lives in Kenya. What a wonderful experience!
Full version of this year's fabulous Sing Up Day song by Lin Marsh
Y5 went to a fantastic concert by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra at Media City. Ebony even got a chance to conduct!
Our school celebration of National Sing Up Day 2018. We love this song - the words are very inspiring.
Practising one of our favourite songs.
After listening to 'In the Hall of the Mountain King' by Edvard Grieg, 5/6C explored the structure of the piece. They described the changes in tempo and dynamics and the fact that different sections of the orchestra took it in turns to play. After composing and notating their own call and response melodies, they then chose two to put into their own piece. Finally, they listened to the closing section and produced their own version.
Taking our inspiration from Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyries' we have composed our own version. We have a main theme which keeps reappearing between other musical sections.
Watch our fabulous performance of this Spanish song. There are so many different things happening at the same time - we really had to concentrate to maintain our ostinato patterns.
Part 1: We worked in groups to compose rhythm patterns using the names of chocolate bars. In the video we are reading from the graphic scores we created where we altered the size of the chocolate bar image to indicate the dynamics. As a class, we wrote a rap to share the information we had learned about the Maya and the history of chocolate and then we discussed how we should structure the sections. We hope you enjoy the finished piece.
Having studied the timeline of the fire in class, we thought about how we could represent this through sound. We chose our instruments for the crackling flames, sparks, water, falling buildings and explosions and then thought about how we would put them together. The last thing we did was think about finding a sound for the wind changing direction. Can you spot it ?