Fairy Tales

Through fairy tales, children are introduced to the concept of timbre; learning that different sounds can represent characters and key moments in a story. They explore clapping along to the syllables of words and phrases before creating rhythmic patterns to tell a familiar fairy tale. Can be made COVID-19 APPROPRIATE by sanitising instruments.

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Lesson 1: Timbre and rhythmic patterns: Character voices

Children use the familiar story of The Three Little Pigs to explore timbre by creating different character voices


Lesson 2: Timbre and rhythmic pattern: Starting with instruments

Building on their understanding of timbre, children carefully select and play appropriate instruments to help tell the story of 'The Three Little Pigs'


Lesson 3: Timbre and rhythmic patterns: Rhythms

Clapping the syllables in given words and phrases, pupils create rhythmic patterns and phrases to tell and perform a story


Lesson 4: Timbre and rhythmic patterns: Responding to music

Using timbre to represent different characters in a song from 'Peter and the Wolf'


Lesson 5: Timbre and rhythmic patterns: Keeping the pulse

A class performance of 'The Three Little Pigs', using untuned instruments, focussing on keeping the pulse of the rhythm