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Work for after half term - week beginning 22nd February 2021

Week 6 (week beginning 8th February 2021)


The Wellerman Tap Along

Everyone is talking about the Tik Tok hit sensation The Wellerman! Did you know it's based on a type of music called a Sea Shanty?

A Sea Shanty is a type of work song that sailors used to sing when they working on board ship as they were hauling on ropes or pulling oars. The strong pulse running throughout these songs help the sailors keep in time with each other.


What to do

  • Find | You'll need two things  you can tap on a hard surface (e.g. two spoons, or two pens)
  • Right and left | Follow the video and tap the patterns for line 1 in your left hand and line 2 in your right hand
  • Challenge | Why not try doing both at the same time!? You might need a few practice goes at this


The Wellerman Tap Along

Week 5 (week beginning 1st February)


Follow and take part in the lesson on Pulse and Rhythm

Hi Year 8, here is some work for week 4 (27/1/21)

Have a listen to David Walliams podcast on weird instruments and answer the questions on the pdf file below.

Please do share with me the work that you are doing at home. I'd love to see videos of you having a go at some of the body percussion and cup rhythms you are doing at home.  

Take care

Mrs Harrison

David Williams - Weird Instruments.mp3

Fireflies - TUTORIAL

Advanced CUPS


Advanced CUPS

Week 3 (20/1/2021)


Have a listen to David Walliams podcast on Film music and answer the questions on the PDF.


David Walliams Podcast Film Music.mp3

Have a go at learning the Body Percussion pattern for 'Can't Stop the Feeling'


Watch the tutorial first and then have a go at joining in with the performance.



Can't Stop The Feeling - TUTORIAL


Can't Stop The Feeling - PERFORMANCE


Week 2 - Listening Diary (13/1/2021)


Read through the instructions on the document below, you choose the music you would like to listen to and then write your responses using the Music literacy help sheet.

Hello Year 8,


Here is your work for this week (6/1/2021)