Traditional Stories

In this topic, children are introduced to the instruments of the orchestra and practice identifying these within a piece of music, as well as learning how: different characters can be represented by timbre; emotions can be represented by pitch; and how changes in tempo can convey action

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Lesson 1: The Three Bears

After being introduced to instruments in the orchestra, children try to identify them within a piece of music based on a familiar story

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Lesson 2: The Snow Queen

Focusing on the story of The Snow Queen, children analyse how music can convey different moods or aspects of the narrative

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Lesson 3: Red Riding Hood

Looking at the familiar tale of Red Riding Hood, children use their understanding of timbre, tempo and dynamics to tell the story

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Lesson 4: Jack and the Beanstalk

Working in groups, children plan out how to tell the story of Jack and the Beanstalk through music, using their understanding of dynamics, timbre and tempo

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Lesson 5: Super Storytellers

Children perform their musical versions of Jack and the Beanstalk using their plans from the previous lesson

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