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Junior Music at Home 2

Watch, learn and perform | Lucky 5 musical challenge
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Enjoy these structured musical activities that we have prepared especially for you to continue your learning at home...

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Watch, learn and perform...

Watch this YouTube video of one of our teachers teaching how to clap in a round. Challenge the rest of your family to join in and learn it as well. 

You can pause the video in places so you can learn it in small chunks, then put it together when you think you have it! 

Share your work with us!

We'd love to see the work you've done! Head over to our Facebook Page to send us a message or use this direct link to our messenger and share your pictures and videos. We'll try to reply to all messages, and will choose some examples to share with our followers. 


Lucky 5 musical challenge

Choose at least two of the activities below... you can do all of them if you'd like!

Radio challenge

  • Turn the radio on to a favourite station and listen for 10 minutes without distractions (no phones or tablets!)
  • Talk to someone in your house for one minute about what you heard?
  • What did you think of the music? What instruments did you hear? Was there too much talking?

'Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes' challenge

  • Sing the song,  ‘Heads, shoulders, knees and toes’, with actions. Aim to keep a steady beat. Repeat the song but only do the action for the body parts (don’t sing the word!)
  • Can you sing the whole song through in your head and just do the actions? (try not to get faster and faster!)
  • If you need a reminder, you can watch this video (YouTube) to see how it goes.

Back to the 80s challenge

  • Do a bit of research to find the names of five pop groups who were around in the 1980s. You could use the internet for this, or you could ask a family member (it's likely that they know a lot about this!)
  • Choose one of these groups and find out the names of 5 of their songs.
  • Listen to at least one of these songs and think about what you like and/or dislike about it?
  • Have a talk with someone in your house about what they think about the song too... think about if this music sounds different from what you normally listen to.

Rhythm dots: household music-making challenge

Have a search around your house and find 2 items that can make a short sound when tapped, moved or shaken. These will be your 'sound-makers'.

Open the document we've prepared below. You can either print this out or view on you device. You might need help from your family for this bit.

  • 1. Count the 8 beats out loud. Practice keeping this beat steady, don't speed up or slow down whilst you count. 
  • 2. Take your first household item – your 'sound-maker' – and tap on the beats in Part 1 marked with the dot.
  • 3. Take your second household item and tap on the beats in Part 2 marked with the dot. 
  • 4. Try playing these at the same time, or get a member of your family to play one of the parts.
  • 5. Make your own Parts 3 and 4 and get more family to help play along. 
  • 6. If you'd like, there is a blank grid on the second page for you to try making up your own patterns. You could even try using more than one dot in some of the squares.

Share your work with us!

We'd love to see the work you've done! Head over to our Facebook Page to send us a message or use this direct link to our messenger and share your pictures and videos. We'll try to reply to all messages, and will choose some examples to share with our followers. 

Play list challenge

Can you create a play list of 10 songs that make you feel happy? You could do this as a family activity and include songs from everyone in your house.

  • Think about why each song makes you or your family feel happy... you can discuss this with them, or write it down with the song title.
  • Feel free to share your playlist with us! Get in touch, and we'll listen to it. 

Keep learning

Continue your musical learning with us with more Music at Home, or find out how you could start learning to play a musical instrument.

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