Six

MarmaladeSchool.com presents ‘Six’, a multiplications operetta starring Professor Gabriel, and some beans. If you can’t see the video below, click here to open it up in YouTube.

I know the six times table. I can count up and down in sixes.

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Music: The Black Keys & Enharmonics – A Very Little Music Lesson #2

I know the names of the black keys of the keyboard.
I know what flat and sharp mean.
I know what enharmonic means.
I know what double flat and double sharp mean.

Following that lesson about the white keys, you might find it useful to know the names of the blacks keys of the keyboard too; this video also introduces you to enharmonic equivalence, double flats, and double sharps too.

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The third music lesson video is under production at the moment. It’s going to be about… well, you’ll have to wait and see*.

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*There’s a clue on my other YouTube channel.

Music: The White Keys – A Very Little Music Lesson #1

I know the names of the white keys of the keyboard.

Whether or not you’re an aspiring musician, it’s tremendously useful to know the names of the keys of the keyboard. This video introduces you to the white keys. It doesn’t take long, so get learning!

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Macavity – The Mystery Cat (A Song)

This isn’t the first time that T.S. Eliot’s Macavity – The Mystery Cat from his Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats has been put to music, but I like to think these MarmaladeSchool.com versions are worth listening to.

It’s a fun poem with a lot of potential for exploring form, rhythm, rhyme, and other poetic devices. The words/lyrics are included in the videos with the first beat highlighted in red. This should be helpful if you (or a class of eight year-olds!) want to learn the poem for a performance; it could also be a good starting point for a discussion of pulse, meter, rhythm, etc. Talking of performance, there’s also a karaoke backing track version of the video and three different audio files available to download from Bandcamp.

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The version below is the original, live, school version recorded with my year fours (in one take!) in February.

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Handy Times Tables: TWOS (video)

MarmaladeSchool.com presents the second in a series of videos called Handy Times Tables.

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I know the two times table. I can count up and down in twos. I can identify even numbers.

This series is intended for mental-mathematics lesson starters/warm-ups or general multiplication tables practice. By engaging your hands, ears and eyes, this multi-sensory method for learning the patterns of the multiplication tables provides a good rote-learning-style foundation.

This second video in the serious (the two times table) can also be used for work on identifying even numbers.

Please note: this series of videos helps you to become familiar with the multiplication facts in sequence. Once you are confident with these patterns, your next step would be to learn the multiplication and division facts out of sequence, e.g: 3 x 2, 12 x 2, 9 x 2, etc.

Good luck!

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