Week beginning 08/06/2020
World Oceans Day
Monday 8th June 2020 is World Oceans Day. We are encouraged to think about protecting our oceans, and all water sources – rivers, lakes, ponds etc. Our music activities this week are on the theme of ‘water’.
What songs do you know about water? Sing a few!
Some songs I thought of are: Row, Row, Row the Boat, I am Sailing, Beyond the Sea, Yellow Submarine, Under the Sea, The Big Ship Sails on the Ally Ally O.
Water play is great fun, and involves creating lots of different sounds too! Have a water play session at home and see what different sounds you can create. You could pour water onto different surfaces, splash water with different levels of force, blow bubbles in water using a straw, fill pans and glasses with water and bang them. You could listen to water music whilst playing with water (music examples further down). This video will give you lots of ideas to try:
Lots of composers have written pieces of music about water. Some are exciting, with big sea storms, and so are loud and dramatic. Other pieces of music are very calm, about still waters and gentle ripples.
Here are a few examples of water music. You could use them as background music during water play.