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.


During Key Stage I pupils listen carefully and respond physically to a wide range of music. They play musical instruments and sing a variety of songs from memory, adding accompaniments and creating short compositions, with increasing confidence, imagination and control. They explore and enjoy how sounds and silence can create different moods and effects.

The National Curriculum, Music, Key Stage I

Silence is a vital part of work with instruments. Children must learn to hold their instruments quietly when they are not required to play.

Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) 2000, Unit 6, What's the Score? - Exploring Instruments and Symbols.

All children enjoy using musical instruments, not only for the beat but also for the quality of sound. Use the end of Circle Time to give the ...

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