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Don't forget to try one or two of the warm ups from the link below!

Mike Oldfield - Portsmouth

Activity 1

Whilst listening to Portsmouth, here are some actions for you to try. How long can you keep up the sequence below?







Can you move between the two action grids? So follow grid 1, then 2, then 1. Well done if you can! 



Activity 2

You've seen Mrs Moth's grid. Can you make up your own actions to go with the music?

Here is a grid. Think carefully about the actions you might choose. You don't want something that will tire you out or be too difficult to do in time to the music. 

Have a go at drawing or writing your actions in the grid below. You can start with just one row, and if you want a challenge, you can write 4 rows! Don't forget to try out your actions to make sure they fit nicely!

Grid 1


Grid 2


Grid 3

Activity 3

Can you share your action grids with a friend or someone at home? Can they follow your actions in time to the music. Don't forget, if they need help - you are becoming rhythm experts so you can show them how to do it! Good luck!

Activity 4

Do you know the National Anthem? Do you know when we sing the anthem and why we have one?


The National Anthem of the UK represents the tradition, history and beliefs of our nation and its people. People sing it to show a feeling of belonging to their country and to celebrate the monarchy (the King or Queen at the time).  

Did you know, until about 50 years ago, the national anthem would be played at the cinema at the end of a film? Everyone had to stand and sing it before they left! 


As we are learning about English history during this project, it's important that we think about our British Values. We are going to learn the National Anthem during our music lessons. 


Watch the video below to see some of the events when we might sing the National Anthem, and start to sing along with the lyrics. 

When we might sing the National Anthem

God save our gracious queen

Long live our noble Queen

God save the Queen

Send her victorious,

Happy and glorious

Long to reign over us, 

God save the Queen

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