This book helps children enjoy greater success in other content areas as they learn about rhythm and chants, music, instruments, art, ring games, and story projects.

Rhythm, Jingles, Raps and Chants
Rhythm, jingles, raps and chants

During Key Stage I pupils should be taught how to use their voices expressively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes… They explore and enjoy how sounds and silence can create different moods and effects.

The National Curriculum, Music, Key Stage I.

In Circle Time, teachers often engage the whole group by asking them to finish the sentence or ‘pass’ the face or feeling. You can extend this with rhythm and music by asking children to beat out their sentences or singing their responses as in these activities.


At the end of a Circle Time session tell the children that you are going to clap a rhythm and ask them to copy it back. Start with something simple ...

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