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Music Through the World Around Us

Music through The World Around Us

The activities below feature suggestions for teaching musical concepts through common The World Around Us topics.

Foundation Stage

WAU Topic: Rhyming Land

Music focus

  • Recognising and exploring percussion instruments.
  • Responding to stop and start signals when playing percussion instruments.
  • Recognising a steady pulse.

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WAU Topic: House and Homes

Music focus

  • Identifying low and high sounds.
  • Introducing Pitch.

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Key Stage 1

WAU Topic: Food

Music focus

  • Introducing Pulse.
  • Identifying Pulse.

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WAU Topic: Weather

Music focus

  • Creating visual representations of sound.
  • Identifying sections in music.

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Key Stage 2

WAU Topic: Vikings

Music focus

  • Pulse.
  • Considering Rhythm Patterns.
  • Composing.

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WAU Topic: The Victorians

Music focus

  • Rhythm.
  • Sequencing rhythms.
  • Introduction to musical notation and beats.

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Areas of Learning

The Arts: Music