Year 5 looked at the Biophillia project that was set up between schools in Scandinavia along with the help of artist Bjork. They created a set of apps and schemes of work linking music to space.
Years 5 have created compositions based on the theme of dark mater and dark energy. They spent a lot of time researching this phenomenon. They then composed melodic ideas based on the harmonic minor scale. As sound waves are formed from vibrations, they linked this to the idea of dark matters effect on gravity and the universe.
They composed and recorded a piece per class, which reflects the isolated, stark feel of space. They also opted to record using odd time signatures rather than simple meters to give it a more dramatic feel.