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

Learning Objectives

  • Knowing that the orchestra is a group of musicians who play instruments together

  • Naming the four sections or families of the orchestra: strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion

  • Knowing that each section has a number of different instruments

  • Beginning to identify specific musical instruments I can hear when listening to a piece of music


Instruments of the orchestra flashcards
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Elizabeth Stafford,  
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After a brief spell as an opera singer, Liz embarked on a 20 year careerA job or occupation in one area of work that is undertaken for a long period of time…. in music education; teaching at early years, primary…
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