Become a class of evacuees during the Second World War. Create the atmosphere of the 1940s through the sound textures and authentic music of the period. Different social classes are portrayed during a short performance at the end of the session. Children are encouraged to dress appropriately.
Listen to war-time music - Glenn Miller Band
Understand how the instruments work (looking at vibrations)
Understand the context of the music and how the use of elements contribute to this
Musical examples Glenn Miller Band – American Patrol and In the Mood; Colonel Bogey March
KEY STAGE 2
This workshop gives an insight into Roman life. Dress the bride and groom and follow the procession through the town to the feast in their new home. On the journey the children will be introduced to a lively street scene incorporating shopkeepers, street sellers and Roman soldiers. The procession will end with a great party and entertainment.
The class will create a short musical play which will give them the opportunity to dress up and perform to other members of the school.