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Junior Music at Home 17

Name-based Body Percussion  |  You've got a Friend in Me

Enjoy these structured musical activities that we have prepared especially for you to continue your learning at home...

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1. Name-based Body Percussion

Take a look at this body percussion name-based rhythm activity from The Beat Goes On – it's a quick engaging activity to switch on your musical brain!

Teaching notes

  • Compose | after watching the video (just under 2 minutes long) encourage pupils to make up their own name groove. You could add these all together if you are on a whole class Zoom or Teams session
  • Combine | if you are teaching a whole class online (using Zoom or Teams etc...) you could add these all together.

2. You've got a Friend in Me

Whilst we have not been able to sing as much or as loudly as we want to in recent months we have explored more ways to join in with songs.

Watch this video of You've got a Friend in Me using Makaton signs.

Teaching notes

  • Join in | Learn the signs and join in with the video
  • if your class takes part in one of our Wider opportunities programmes they will already have learnt some Makaton signs in songs but many of these are new words so they will not get bored.
  • This song also ties in well with the emotional health and wellbeing focus

Keep learning

Continue your musical learning with us with more Music at Home, or find out how you could start learning to play a musical instrument.

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