Yellow Butterflies: Reception age children & year 1 children new to Colourstrings
Yellow Butterflies start to link the Singing Rascals songs to the musical concepts
we have previously explored, as well as starting to understand rhythm and pitch.
They begin to translate the rhythm of the songs into ‘bear language’ which then moves
them towards reading musical notation. They also start to translate the pitches within
the songs with the help of Solfa Sam, learning the pitches through solfa (Do, Re,
Mi) and handsigns. This class is lots of fun, with musical games, exploration of
percussion instruments, clapping songs and dances.
It is strongly recommended that any children new to Colourstrings starting this class
purchase the Pentatonic book and CD (these can be ordered by Flutterby Music). Progression
depends on the children knowing the songs well.