Saturday, 15 March 2014

Listening and Responding to Music in Room 8

In Room 8 this week, we  have started to learn about music. We have been thinking about tempo (fast and slow) and we have been learning how to read musical rhythms. We discovered that by listening to music we can hear a story. We listened to Grieg's Hall of the Mountain King, and closed our eyes to imagine what was happening in the music. Miss Nicholas didn't tell the class what the piece was called, so that they could form their own ideas. After, we watched an orchestra performance of the same piece on youtube, and discussed and researched the instruments we could see. Room 8 has been asking to listen to the piece every day since! We hope you enjoy some of our stories about what we heard!


  1. Wow that was magical. I loved what you could hear in the music. So many different stories. You are a great class and obviously you have great teachers! From Mrs Sandford .

  2. I loved watching your reactions to the music room 8! I could tell you were really listening carefully and some of you couldn't help moving to the beat as well. The stories you wrote about what you heard were excellent. I could tell you put a lot of thought into your writing and were remembering to include the things Miss Nicholas had asked you to think about.

  3. I can hear loud music at the end.


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