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Week beginning 29.03.21 You can still access last week's learning when you log in to Charanga.

You will need to use the link above, and log in to Charanga using your log in details, which are in your Home/School message book.


The section is called Round and Round.


Round And Round is a song that was written to teach children about different musical dimensions. Its style is a Latin Bossa Nova.


This week, we are listening and appraising the track Oye Como Va by Santana. Click on the new icon titled "Round and Round", and launch Step 6.


Now work through the activities on the right hand side. 


For an extra challenge, try using the question document below to help with your music appraisal, and learn more about Santana.


Don't forget, you can access any of the units you have already worked on by launching that step when you log in to Charanga. If you have missed a week or have a favourite, you can access the units as many times as you like.

Questions and Answers to help with music appraisal

Are you having lots of fun finding the pulse in your music lessons?

You can use anything to find the pulse. In school we have used our bodies, by clapping, tapping, stamping or moving. We have also used instruments, such as shakers, drums and tambourines.

How about making your own instrument to use with your music lessons?

Here is a video to give you instructions to make a drum using balloons with plastic bottles or jars. The drum is made using the same principles as a regular drum, and will make a sound. It’s also a great way to reuse plastic and help save our planet!

Always get an adult’s supervision with scissors. You may also need an adult to help you stretch the balloon over the opening of the plastic bottle or jar.

How to Make a Timpani Drum Easy Plastic Bottles And Balloons

How will you decorate your drum? Do you have paint, or stickers? You could use glue and wind wool or ribbon around it, or cover it with coloured paper to make it look really bright and colourful.

What will you use to hit your drum? Lolly sticks might work well. Would a spoon make a different sound? Can you use your drum to find the pulse in your favourite song?

Remember, when you are discussing the music, you need to use the musical vocabulary that you have learned in school. Here is a list of the words you need to know and their definitions:


Pulse - the strong beat in the music


Rhythm - this is a repeated pattern of sound


Pitch - the frequency of the sound, is it high, like a smoke alarm, or low, like a motorbike?