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.

Story and Music Projects
Story and music projects

During Key Stage I children should be responding to a range of musical and non-musical starting points.

They should work on their own, in groups of different sizes and as a class.

The National Curriculum, Music, Key Stage I

This section contains examples of how stories and music can be used to extend children's musical awareness. A list of resources is provided at the back of this book.

Peter and the Wolf

Gassire's Lute


The Wild Swans

Going on a Lion Hunt


The Gingerbread Man

Peter and the Wolf

You could use four lessons for completion. (See also Section 7 for an art project on this theme.)

You will need:

  • a storybook of Peter and the Wolf
  • a tape, CD or record of the story
  • various instruments
  • poster of instruments for the ...
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