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6H perform……….

This term year 6 were asked to put together a performance containing several elements from the HipHop music genre.

We have looked at Beat-boxing, sampling, rap and body popping. The children were asked for their performance to include one or more of the elements and were encouraged to exploit that this was the only essential criteria and therefore “think outside of the box”  with the final composition. We filmed a few performances from 6H….. they are fantastic!

Well done everyone! ….. There will be more to follow.

6H music performance 3 from Leanne Maddocks on Vimeo.

6H music performance 2 shrunk from Leanne Maddocks on Vimeo.

Charanga Music World

Some pupils who are having instrument lessons at Layton Primary School have been given their own log in details for a fantastic new (free) music resource provided by Blackpool Music Service.

Charanga Music World is a brand new website for pupils with loads of cool features to help you practise your musical skills. Visit Charanga Music World to explore a world of music for 24 different instruments.

Earn coins and unlock badges as you learn and practise.

Create your avatar and customise their appearance.

View extra lessons from your teachers.

Learn popular songs, and play interactive pieces, quizzes and games to help you learn and have fun!


If you haven’t already been given a log in, please comment on this post and show your interest and we will arrange this for you. It is worth noting that whilst there is not provision for guitar lessons within school, there is a guitar option on the Charanga site. Therefore if you have your own guitar at home and wish to make use of the hints on Charanga, please request log in details.