Lesson 2: Body sounds

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

Before the lesson

Learning objectives

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

EYFS outcomes

Communication and language

  • Listen to and talk about stories to build familiarity and understanding.


Expressive arts and design 

  • Listen attentively, move to and talk about music, expressing their feelings and responses.


Characteristics of Effective Learning

  • Playing and exploring
  • Creating and thinking critically


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 explore the sounds of different instruments.
  • To experiment with tempo and dynamic when playing instruments.

Note any specific next steps for individual children.

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