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.

Music to Listen to
Music to listen to

During Key Stage I, pupils should be taught:

to listen with concentration and to internalise and recall sounds with increasing aural memory … through a range of live and recorded music from different times and cultures.

The National Curriculum, Music, Key Stage I

You can give opportunities for listening to music by:

  • choosing appropriate music for your Circle Time sessions and using Circle Time to talk about the composer, the composition, instruments and such like
  • listening to a short piece of music at the end of Circle Time
  • playing music in the classroom as children go about their normal learning
  • organising pre-assembly music with pictures, posters and information about the music, the composer, any story about the music and time of composition.

In Circle Time

There ...

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