Music and Art Week – The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens
This week in Reception the children have been learning what an orchestra is. They have looked at the different instruments in each family of an orchestra and they have listened to the classical piece of music ‘The Carnival of the Animals.’
The children really enjoyed a musical quiz based upon carnival of the animals and they were very competitive! They had to listen carefully to each piece of music and discuss, in pairs, what animal they thought the music represented.
The children then worked in groups to produce a dance, a piece of music and a piece of Art work. The Art work was based upon Van Gogh’s painting entitled ‘Between wheat and Sky’. The children all worked independently and produced some lovely masterpieces!
The children have created animal dances of their own. Can you guess which dance is representing a lion? Can you guess which dance is representing an elephant? Can you guess which dance is representing fish in the aquarium?
The children have also created animal music of their own. Can you guess which music is representing an elephant? Can you guess which music is representing a swan? Can you guess which music is representing a kangaroo?