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Marvellous Music and Super Sing-songs

Let music soothe and bring you all together as you form your very own family bands and groups. Get creating your very own "Now That's What I Call..." stay-at-home soundtracks!


Sing Up have compiled a range of resources for both Key Stages to keep the nation singing at home. Resources are being added to regularly at https://www.singup.org/home-schooling


Charanga logins were sent home with the children on Friday for this site which provides great musical activities and songs for the children to learn. 


https://www.classicfm.com/music-news/david-walliams-marvellous-musical-podcast/ Listen to something different while creating another masterpiece.



Classics for Kids - have a go at composing your own music and listen to the different sounds of the orchestra! https://www.classicsforkids.coangel

BBC Ten Pieces I, II, III and Trailblazers - listen to classical hits, both old and modern on this fun site. Watch the orchestra play and learn about the composers. If you play an instrument, download the music and play along!

Follow the link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces 

Arty-clarty, creative and crafty fun

There's no better time to explore your creative side and learn new skills. You may even discover a hidden talent! Get creating and don't forget to share your masterpieces with us through email.


New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art provides free access to over 406,000 pieces. Browse by genre or artist and see if you can recreate styles or famous works of art. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search#!?searchField=All&showOnly=openAccess&sortBy=Relevance&offset=0&pageSize=0 


Have fun with play dough or salt dough which you can make using ingredients in your home. Turn the salt dough into little ornaments or trinkets you could give to your friends when we finally all meet up again.  There are many easy to follow recipes for making the doughs online. 


Develop your observational drawing skills and sketch the view from your window each week. You'll have an artist's diary of the Spring changes at your fingertips.


Soothe away the stresses of the day and create some Zentangles. These will prove to even the most doubtful of you that you are artists! Zentangles are small pieces of unplanned, abstract, black & white art created as a means of artistic meditation. They can be viewed from any orientation and are non-representational that end up as stunning structured patterns. They can be completed in less than 15 minutes and done anywhere at all. A perfect activity for all minds, small and tall, young and more experienced... let the zentangling begin.


Not ready for the structured pattern element of a Zentangle? Then opt for the more free-form relative, Zen Doodle. Let your pen or pencil wander wherever it likes across the page. Suddenly those doodles have real articstic presence!


Whatever you create, don't forget to share them - we could create a Torrisholme Tangle Gallery!