Hazlehurst Community Primary School

Growing Together

Hazlehurst Community

Primary School

Growing Together

Music

Clapping Games

 

 Clapping games offer an inclusive activity that can be used for ‘warm-ups’ or a musical starter. Here are three clapping games that you can try with your family:

 

  1. ‘Don’t Clap This One Back’

Learning objective: To listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory.

How to Play: Adult claps a rhythm and the children  copy the rhythm. If the adult plays the agreed ‘forbidden rhythm’ however, the children must not copy the adult.

 

2. ‘Two in a Row’

Learning objective: To listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory.

How to Play: The adult claps a rhythm. The children copy. This continues until the adult claps the same rhythm twice in succession. The object of the game for these children is to spot repeated rhythmic phrases and not copy the adult when these occur.

 

3. ‘Pass the Rhythm’

Learning objective: play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression

How to Play: Family to sit in a circle. Challenge the child to send a simple rhythm (perhaps comprising of just one or two claps) around the room whilst maintaining a steady pulse, others copy and continue to pass the rhythm round. This requires real teamwork!

Technola- Music

 

Technola deliver the Computing and Music curriculum across the year groups at Hazlehurst. Technola update their website with daily challenges and activities. An adult will need to sign up, then the activities are free to use. Enjoy exploring the Music and Computing content available!

https://www.technola.co.uk/home-learning 

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