Body percussion is an excellent tool for helping pupils to feel the music and stay in time. Body percussion is also great for learning rhythms such as syncopation. Just breaking a rhythm down into stamps, claps, and clicks helps bring any pattern to life. As well as performing, body percussion can be a great way of helping develop your children’s basic composition skills. This Body Percussion PowerPoint can also be used as part of a dance, drama, or English project to create performance poetry.
Set the tone for your music classroom with this visually appealing and informative music room rules sheet! This printable resource is designed to clearly outline the expectations and guidelines for behaviour in the music room. With its eye-catching design and easy-to-read format, it serves as both a practical reference and a stylish addition to your classroom decor.
Motivational music posters to help brighten up your walls. These motivational lyrics posters are great for engaging your children with well-known lyrics while motivating them in life. This pack features lyrics from the likes of Bob Marley, Gloria Gaynor & Louis Armstrong. These are beautifully designed, specifically picked & engaging enough to help your children remember these lyrics for a long time! Full list of quotes :
Creating rhythms with your class has never been funner & easier. Using the provided images, can your class copy the rhythms written out, and then go on to create their own for others to copy?
Exploring body percussion is a fantastic way to teach your class about the concept of rhythm and pulse. Once they have completed their composition grid can they perform to a beat in front of the class? This is a great activity for both working in groups/pairs or individually.
Help your class make their own percussion rhythms and compositions using only the sounds they can create using their bodies.
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For those students who are slightly more advanced, why not stick on a song they know and see if they can perform their body percussion in time with the music!
These print & go flash cards are super helpful for getting creative with your body percussion. You can use them simply to help your class remember the moves, or mix them up to easily create sequences and patterns whilst exploring new sounds.
Body percussion is an excellent tool for helping pupils to feel the music and stay in time. Body percussion is also great for learning rhythms such as syncopation. Just breaking a rhythm down into stamps, claps, and clicks helps bring any pattern to life. As well as performing, body percussion can be a great way of helping develop your children’s basic composition skills. Body Percussion resources can also be used as part of a dance, drama, or English project to create performance poetry. Why not use body percussion to teach some computational thinking, such as loops, patterns, or algorithms? Breaking them down into their individual components can be easy and fun with body percussion.
Feeling a bit extra? why not stick on a song that your class know and love and see if they can keep in time using the flash card you hold up.
Playing the ‘Guess The Instruments’ game is really simple! Read the clues given to your class and see if they can work out the instrument that is on the next slide. This game is a great way of getting your class to think about what features the instruments they are learning about really have as well as remembering their names.
Feeling a bit extra? Why not play some orchestral music as the class walk in to the lesson and get them immediately discussing the variations in the sounds they hear.
Please note this is delivered in a PDF Format.
Michael and His Dog's Musical Adventure: A KS1 Music Story
Introduction: Join Michael and his playful dog on an extraordinary musical journey! This ready-to-use, beautifully illustrated storybook is designed to engage and inspire KS1 and EYFS students. By incorporating elements of rhyme, rhythm, and phonics, it aligns perfectly with the national curriculum's objective to foster a love for music in young learners.
Curriculum Relevance: The KS1 national curriculum emphasizes the importance of music lessons in developing self-confidence, creativity, and a sense of achievement in pupils. Musical stories, like Michael's adventure, are crucial tools in building foundational early literacy skills.
Story Structure: Our tale is crafted to be repetitive, aiding in memory development and providing ample practice in listening and vocalizing skills. As the story unfolds, children are introduced to concepts like cause and effect and sequencing of events. This not only entertains but also educates, enriching their vocabulary and firing up their imagination.
Educational Benefits: Michael's adventure offers a unique blend of learning and fun. It encourages children to engage both their minds and bodies, promoting social interaction and stimulating creativity. The story is more than just a musical journey; it's a platform for holistic development.
Conclusion: "Michael and His Dog's Musical Adventure" is more than just a story; it's a gateway to a world of musical exploration for KS1 students. It's an essential resource for anyone looking to provide comprehensive and enjoyable music lessons for KS1.
Make end-of-term afternoons enjoyable with these delightful musical colouring worksheets! Designed specifically for KS1 or EYFS students, these worksheets offer a fun and engaging activity to keep young learners entertained. Each worksheet features musical-themed illustrations waiting to be brought to life with vibrant colours.
In this PowerPoint your class will be able to press the keys and hear the notes whilst trying to work through a series of questions relating to the keys before them. Why not give it a go this lesson and see just how much using our piano can impact on their musical learning.