St Nicholas Church of EnglandPrimary Academy


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This term our topic is Playlist. During this very exciting topic we will be learning lots of new things about music. 


Over the first few weeks we will be learning about The Beatles. We will be listening to their music, looking at their fashion and how it changed over the years and then we will try and bring The Beatles into the year 2020! 


During the second part of our topic, we will be learning about different instruments! We will be looking at the different types of instruments and how they are classified. We will also be designing and making our own brand new instrument!  

Wow Event


Today we had our end of topic Wow Event! We were so lucky to learn loads about the electric guitar and listen to some amazing performances from Mr Booth. We then tried playing lots of different instruments, trying to change the volume of the sounds and playing them at different tempos and tunes!

Our Instruments


During our topic lessons this week we have been creating our Instruments that we designed last week. We used lots of different materials that we carefully selected for the job we needed it to do. We also had to join them together and carefully follow our plans.

Our Instruments


Today we designed out own brand-new instruments which we are going to be trying to build over the next couple of topic lessons. 


Whilst designing the instruments we had to think about how they would be played, what we could use to make them and how we would join the materials together! 



This week during our topic lesson we started to learn about different instruments. We learn where some instruments originally came from and the used an Atlas to label them on a map of the world.

The Beatles Fact Files


This week we learnt more about the members of The Beatles as we split into groups to create a fact file about Ringo Star, John Lennon, George Harrison or Paul McCartney. 

Music by The Beatles


This week during our Topic lessons we were exploring how different songs by The Beatles made us feel. We listened to the songs, described what they were like and how they made us feel whilst we were listening to them. 

The songs we listened to were: Help, Blackbird, Come Together, I Am The Walrus, Yesterday and Yellow Submarine. 

We then thought about which one we liked the best and had a class vote. The winner was... Yellow Submarine! Which is your favorite?

Instruments in an Orchestra 


Today we started our Playlist topic by watching live orchestra performances with BBC Tenpieces. Whilst watching, we looked at all of the different instruments that we could see. We are really looking forward to learning more about the instruments. 


Have a look at the pictures below, do you know what any of the instruments are called?