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     Orchestral Instruments: Traditional Stories

    The children will learn:

  • to listen to and analyse an orchestral version of a traditional story
  • to listen to and analyse a film musical version of a traditional story
  • to select appropriate sounds to match events, characters and feelings in a story
  • to write a play script and select appropriate musical sounds to accompany it
  • to perform a story script with accompanying music
  • to use and understand the terms and definitions of: orchestra, instruments, strings, woodwind,brass, percussion, vocals, sound effect, dynamics, tempo, timbre

 Learning Questions

    Do you know the instruments of the orchestra?

Can we sort them into groups? What do they sound like? What do they look like?

How are instruments and sounds used to tell a story?

How is music used in films?

How could you use dynamics and tempo to show the different feelings of characters in Red Riding Hood?

Can you write a script for the story Jack and the Beanstalk and suggest suitable music to go with it?

Can you perform your script using appropriate instrumental and vocal sounds?



Carnival of the Animals

Learning questions 

Can you use instruments to represent different animals?

Can you use tempo, dynamics and timbre in your piece?

Can you play in time with your group?

What is call and response?

Can you sing back the melody line in time and at the correct pitch?

Can you create rhythms for call and response?

When you perform your composition, can you stay in time with your group?

Classical music:

Can you guess which animal is being represented? Why do you think this?

How does the music show the lions are the ‘king of the jungle’?

How would you describe the tempo of ‘Swift Animals’?

How does the music change for another animal (e.g., swan)?