We had a restful warm up today, lying on our backs to do an all-over stretch and then noticing how our tummies rose up and down as we breathed in through our mouths and out to a ‘shhhh’ sound for several beats – all good for helping us to breathe deeply from our abdomens and control our breath, which is important for our singing.
The choir showed their musicality with some lovely, accurate rhythms in our game ‘Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?’ and we tested out our instrumental (miming) skills with a quick run through of ‘Music Man’.
We used flash cards to learn the rhythm of Great Big House, using the sounds ‘ti-ti’, ‘ta’ and ‘shh’ to speak the rhythm out loud, before moving on to sing the words and melody. This is a song about pies, which has turned out to be a favourite topic of the choir…we heard some confident solos from some singers who were keen to tell us about their favourite pie fillings.
After a really fun game of ‘Boom-chicka-boom’ led by Miss Langley-Higgs with help from choir members, we started working on our next song, which is called Sing. We used the last few minutes to have some fun with another round of last week’s Simple Simon rhyme and heard more about everyone’s favourite pies – mmmm! Good work everyone.