Stage four for 3 + 4 year olds
Ding-Dong children are now ready to learn to read music - this is a huge milestone and paves the way for a bright musical future!
Time to Sing
Singing comes naturally to Monkey and his oldest friends. Everyone is invited to take the lead in singing games and to sing a solo ‘spot’ (not compulsory!). Familiar songs form the basis for vocal improvisation and encourage children to share story ideas.
Time to Move
Playing together and inventing dances is what our Ding-Dongers like to do best! Dance of the ‘Autumn Leaves’ is always a moving highlight of our Ding-Dong year!
Time to Play
Learning to read music is an integral element to each class. These clever monkeys use their new reading skills to compose and write their own music which they play with their friends.
Time to Listen
Each week the children focus on finding out more about an instrument from the orchestra. As they begin to recognise the different orchestral sounds, the children begin to express their preferences. This is excellent preparation for choosing which instrument to learn to play later on!