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

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Lesson 1: Character voices

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

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Lesson 2: 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

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Lesson 3: Rhythms

Clapping the syllables in given words and phrases, pupils then work in groups to create rhythmic patterns and phrases to tell the story of The Three Little Pigs, before performing them whilst the story is being told

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Lesson 4: Responding to music

Children learn to identify how timbre is used to represent the different characters within a song about Peter and the Wolf

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Lesson 5: Keeping the Pulse

Children take part in a class performance of 'The Three Little Pigs', using untuned instruments, showcasing their work throughout the topic, focussing on keeping the pulse of the rhythm

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