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We have had lots of fun learning about rhythm.

We know that... 'Pulse is the beat you feel it in your feet,'

Whereas... 'Every bit of every word is the rhythm!'


We have learnt lots of rhymes and songs and have played their rhythms using our hands, feet, voices and the musical instruments. 


We had lot of fun playing clapping games with different partners. Then we learnt out how to write the rhythms using special musical rhythm notation. We then wrote our own notation. Our teachers were very proud of us.


We also listened to the start of the music called Mars composed by Gustav Holst and listened to the repeated rhythm (ostinato) he used throughout the piece of music. We talked about how it made us feel and what pictures it created in our minds. We then copied the ostinato and played crescendos and dimenuendos to create tension.