This morning we are going to begin by revisiting body percussion (aspect 3).
Body percussion is the sounds that we can make using our body such as: Clapping, stamping feet, clicking fingers, clicking tongue, tapping knees, slapping thighs, using our voice, etc.
We are going to recap these by singing the song "This is the way we clap our hands...." and completing the action to the tune of "Here we go round the Mulberry Bush.."
As we sing we change the body percussion action each verse- i.e.
"This is the way we clap our hands, clap our hands, clap our hands. This is the way we clap our hands on a cold and frosty morning.
This is the way we stamp our feet, stamp our feet, stamp our feet. This is the way we stamp our feet on a cold and frosty morning."
I've attached some picture cards to give you some ideas of different body percussion sounds to explore and use in your song.
Can you think of any different body percussion sounds you could make?
Please send a video or photos of you child completing this task.
Next we are going to play a game where we practice changing our voices (aspect 6).
I would like to talk to your grown up about how different characters in your favourite story might sound.
For example what do you think Daddy bears voice sound like? What does Mummy bears voice sound like? What does Baby bears voice sound like? What does Goldilocks' voice sound like? Can you change your voice to sound like these different characters?
Can you make your voice louder? Can you make your voice quieter? Can you make your voice deeper like Daddy Bear might sound? Can you make your voice higher like Baby bear might sound?
What other voices can you make?
I would love to hear your different voices!
Send a video of your super phonics work for me to see.
Finally, we will use our voices to play another game called "The smallest Teddy Bear is lost!"
Ask your grown up to cover their eyes whilst you hide your Teddy Bear (or any other object you wish to hide). Once you have hidden the object, your grown up will be 'the rescuer'. They will search around for the Teddy Bear and you will use your voice to direct them getting LOUDER when they are getting closer to finding the bear and quieter when they are getting further away.
Once they have found the bear we sing the song:
"Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear where are you? Here I am, here I am. How do you do?" (To the tune of Tommy Thumb).