Responses to Music – Mars by Gustav Holst

Yesterday we began a new music topic. We listened to a piece of music by Gustav Holst, but the children didn’t know the title. They were given instructions to draw what they heard. Many of the children’s drawings involved battle or war scenes. After sharing their drawings with the class, the children were then asked to imagine the music was about a person and to draw that person. As the slideshow below reveals there were some quite dark responses.

At the end of the lesson it was revealed that the music was Mars, the bringer of war. Therefore, the children were extremely accurate in their interpretations.

Class AS would like to ask P7 to listen to the music and to draw what they hear as well.




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