Message from Mrs Hulbert
I hope that everyone had a lovely Easter.
I write to let you know that I have put together some links to musical activities, lessons and apps in case anyone would like to include music as part of your home learning this term. These are available at https://www.greatmissendenschool.co.uk/music-4/
KS2 - What music can I do at home?
Why not write your own music using chrome music lab? Or Incredibox? (both free to use online and suitable for year 3 upwards) https://www.greatmissendenschool.co.uk/music-apps-and-online-games/
Year 5/6 children could compose music/songs/rap using jamstudio or garageband. I have created basic instructional videos for composing using these apps on the distance learning page. https://www.greatmissendenschool.co.uk/garageband-and-other-composition-app-tutorials/
Learn and perform a song. There are some songs available with Makaton and lyrics on screen within the music distance learning page and I will be adding some topic specific songs for year groups as we go through the term.
Take part in one of the daily online lessons listed. ‘The Beat goes on’ is great - it is a live body percussion session (10-15mins) led by one of the members of STOMP and takes place daily on YouTube. You could even use rhythms you learn for the Thursday 8pm Clap for NHS! https://www.greatmissendenschool.co.uk/online-music-events-and-lessons-1/
There are some wonderful listening activities and information videos on the BBC ten pieces Website. Alternatively, you could create music using junk percussion, or try your hand at the ‘timpani on your knees’ with the LPO Timpani Moments. All this and more available at
Practice and perform some new musical pieces. Why not put on a concert for your family of some of the music you have been creating/learning? You could even design a programme, draw or paint a poster and issue tickets for your concert! Be great to involve siblings too!
If you would like to keep a record of music work you have been doing at home I have created a log for you to complete available on the music distance learning page, which you can email or bring to school upon our return. Please note that this is entirely optional for those who want to only.
If you would like feedback or want to show me what you have been doing please email me with sound files, videos, photos etc.. I would love to hear how you are getting on - firstname.lastname@example.org
Most of all keep safe and well and please let me know if I can support your music making at home in any way further.
Best Wishes – Mrs Hulbert