Academic Year 4

Year 4s compose and perform Chinese musical songs.

Prep School students have been learning about the pentatonic scale this term – how it is composed of five notes per octave.

A lot of Chinese music is based on this scale, Mrs Sherry told her Year 4s during their weekly music class as they experimented with the notes on Glockenspiels. Neatly segueing with Chinese New Year celebrations she asked the girls to create a two-line song based on the festivities and set it to music using this particular scale.

Once they had practised linking their voices to the notes they performed the short pieces to their peers, ready to write them down with the musical notes alongside.



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