Che Che Kule

The Ducklings have enjoyed learning a 'repeat-after-me' folk song from Ghana.

Some of them have made their own shakers which they are playing along with to the music. Some children are accompanying on the djemebe drums.

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music Singing rhythm

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Yellow Ducklings African Drumming

We loved our African drumming workshop today. We learned all about djembe drums. Ask the children to tell you the three different materials that thay are made from.  We found out that the first djembe drums were made over 900 years ago!

We were taught how to play the drums using different…

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music Multicultural Creative learning

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African drumming

African drumming workshop was fantastic! The children learned about jembo djembe drums, how they are made and how to use them in different ways, changing tempo and pitch. 

 

Joakim brought in Rainmaker and a Flute.

 

Little Chicks took turns to be the Maestro chancing the sound from…

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music

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African Dancing

Little Chicks have been learning African dance.

Learning to dance to the beat and the rhythm of a sequence of moves.

Little Chicks thoroughly enjoyed dancing.

 

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music dance movement

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African drumming

Our African drumming workshop was fantastic! The children learned about jembo djembe drums, how they are made and how to use them in different ways, changing tempo and pitch. 

 

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music

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Pumpkin

Little Chicks helped to carve out the Pumpkin.

Little Chicks learn the Pumpkin song.

follow link for song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPuC3f2AX7k

 

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music Celebrations language

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Guess the sound Musical Instruments quiz

Little Chicks have been learning the sound of instruments. They listened to each sound then tried to identify the instrument.

Follow the link to have a go at the quiz.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb0gHAzpQPE

 

Today we continued to measure the Little Chicks and place on the…

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music measure Speaking and Listening

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Learning French with Kath

The Ducklings has such a treat today when Kath from BilinguaSing came to teach us some French words and Songs. We learned some of our nursery rhyme favourites with music, props and had so much fun. 

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Outdoor learning

Little Chicks are engaged in learning the skill of catching the ball in the cone. A tricky skill to master, they gave it a good go through trail and error sometimes they caught it in the cone.

 

 

Little Chicks were trying to get the sea creatures down the slope after some…

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music fine motor science Active learning

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Chinese New Year

We have been finding out who celebrates Chinese New Year and how and when they celebrate it.  We have read some Chinese New Year stories and watched some video clips of real families celebrating. We have compared this special celebration to celebrations that we might experience with our own…

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music dance Understanding the World Creative learning Chinese new year

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Express yourself

As part of Children's Mental Health Week the Ducklings have been listening to a piece of classical music - The Four Seasons by Vivaldi and have produced artwork to show how the music has made them feel.

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art music World Mental Health Awareness Day

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Music in Parrots

 

Today in Parrots, we have been learning about musical patterns. We worked in groups and created musical patterns using a variety of instruments, such as; tambourines, maracas and the triangle. We then discussed how we could improve our own patterns and each others.

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music

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