Lesson 1: Vocal sounds

Children explore using their voices to make a variety of sounds.

Before the lesson

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Learning objectives

  • To explore using our voices to make a variety of sounds. 

EYFS outcomes

Communication and language 

  • Understand how to listen carefully and why listening is important.


Expressive arts and design

  • Explore and engage in music making and dance, performing solo or in groups.


Characteristics of Effective Learning

  • Playing and exploring


Outcomes taken from Development Matters, 2021. 

ELGs taken from the new statutory framework for the EYFS, 2021.


Key vocabulary

Prompts for learning


Teacher notes

Next steps

  • To think about how to use our bodies to make sounds. 
  • To explore different sounds and think about tempo

Note any specific next steps for individual children.

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