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Year 3 Term 5 Bringing Us Together

All the learning in this unit is focused around one song: Bringing Us Together - a Disco song about friendship, peace, hope and unity.


1. Listen and appraise the song Bringing Us Together and other Disco songs:


● Bringing Us Together by Joanna Mangona and Pete Readman

● Good Times by Nile Rodgers

● Ain’t Nobody by Chaka Khan

● We Are Family by Sister Sledge

● Ain’t No Stopping Us Now by McFadden and Whitehead

● Car Wash by Rose Royce


2. Musical Activities - learn and/or build on your knowledge and understanding about the interrelated dimensions of music through:


a. Warm-up games (including vocal warm-ups)

b. Flexible games (optional extension work)

c. Learn to sing the song

d. Option: Play instruments with the song in the chorus sections only

e. Option: Improvise with the song in the chorus sections only

f. Option: Compose with the song in the chorus sections only


3. Perform the song - perform and share


Below are some thoughts about social themes and topics that may arise from this song for discussion and/or further investigation:


● How are we kind to our friends? Each other?

● Are we kind to new people that come to our school?

● We are all different and that is brilliant, let’s celebrate that

● Kindness

● Respect - be respectful of one another, wherever you are from, wherever you live, whomever you love

● Friendship

● Peace

● Listen to one another

● Happiness

● Welcome new people and new ideas

● Acceptance - accept everybody

● Music from around the world

● People from around the world

● New ideas and cultures to learn about and get to know