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Playing the violin

Woodpeckers are learning to play the violin with Mrs Parsons.  For now, we are making sounds by plucking the strings.  We can hold down the strings to make different notes.  We are learning well and making good progress.  We are looking forward to using the bows!

Pan Pipes

In science, Woodpeckers are learning about sound.  This week we followed instructions to make pan pipes.  Most of us could make a sound by blowing into the straws.  The real challenge was making different sounds using the different length straws.  The idea was that the pitch would change according to how long the straw was.  We know it should work, but it was difficult to make it happen.  We took our pan pipes home to keep trying.