By the Sea

Seaside sounds are listened to, moved to, represented, written and performed in this fun and engaging topic. Children are encouraged to feel pieces of music by moving in ways they think convey its mood. They should also make links between music, sounds and environments. These skills are then used to help them represent calm or stormy seas using vocal and body sounds as well as percussion instruments

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Lesson 1: Vocal and Body Sounds

Children move expressively to music, before moving on to create the sounds of a stormy sea using their voices and bodies

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Lesson 2: Embodying the Sea

Children represent a contrasting seascape to the previous lesson, considering different musical features to adapt their vocal and body sounds to suit

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Lesson 3: Musical treasure hunt

After sharing their own seaside photos, children hunt for appropriate instruments to represent the sounds within their images

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Lesson 4: Seaside Story

Children learn to follow conductor direction to change their dynamics and tempo to tell a story through sounds

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Lesson 5: Seaside Soundscape

Children use percussion instruments to create a dramatic version of a seaside soundscape, recording their piece using symbols

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