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Secondary Music at Home 10

Y7-9 Kaboom Percussion and presenting information | Y10-13 Song writing for younger children...

Secondary-MAH-webEnjoy these structured musical activities that we have prepared especially for you to continue your learning at home.

Years 7-9:
Kaboom Percussion

We're excited to introduce you to Kaboom Percussion – so many exciting ways to play along to some great tunes!

To start with...

Watch the two videos below – Friend Like Me (beginner) and Reach (intermediate level) – and follow the on screen learning. You can rewind as many times as you like.

  • What you'll need...
    Two drum sticks, or if you don't have any... anything stick-like you drum with (wooden spoons!?)

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. 

Years 7-9:
Presenting information about composers

Follow the link below to and look at how they have presented information about the film composer John Williams using short clips of this music. 

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  • Your turn...
    Have a go at finding your own creative ways of presenting information about a composer – it could be about a pop song writer, video game music composer, film music composer or classical composer. We'd love to see what you come up with. 

Years 10-13:
Can you compose a song?

Teachers in primary schools are having to find ways to make sure pupils are washing their hands for long enough. Can you compose a song to help with this?

A few things you will need to consider...

  • Length
    The song will need to keep children washing hands for 20 seconds
  • Easy to learn
    Simple words and repetition will make your song easy for children to learn and remember
  • Make it catchy!
    Children love to sing things they find fun... make your song catchy and it'll work well!