English & Music
1. Listen to the Emotional Songs clips
o Write down words to describe how each song makes you feel.
Music and other sounds can make us feel strong emotions: studies suggest music and sound light up different parts of the brain linked to emotions. Minor keys and slower rhythms tend to make us feel sadder or calmer while louder or more upbeat rhythms often make us feel happy or angry, depending on the music.
Listen to each of these songs and write down a few words under each to describe how they make you feel.
Albatross by Fleetwood Mac (calm): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QooCN5JbOkU
Happy by Pharrell Williams (happy): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM
Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen (sad): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttEMYvpoR-k
Someone you loved Lewis Capaldi (sad): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCuhuePlP8o
Ride of the Valkyries by Wagner (anger): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V92OBNsQgxU
2. Onomatopoeia – sounds like what it means!
o Cut out the emotions and onomatopoeia cards. (No printer - you can write them out)
o Sort the onomatopoeia cards into groups using the different emotions as headings.
o Talk about your groups with someone else, do they agree with your groups? Would they have sorted them differently?
3. Poetry writing
o Read the example poem ‘Beach Emotions’.
o Look at the pictures of settings as inspiration, or choose your own setting – perhaps somewhere you love to be, perhaps a family photo.
o Use the writing frame to write your own poem for a place which provokes emotions, try to use onomatopoeia where you can.
o Paint an image to go with your poem.