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Music at key stages 1 and 2    (Year 1/2)

Unit 7: Rain, rain, go away - Exploring timbre, tempo and dynamics

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About this unit

This unit develops children's ability to recognise how sounds and instruments can be used expressively and combined to create music in response to a stimulus.

During this unit, children explore how sounds can be changed, combined and organised to create a class composition. They respond to stimuli suggested by the weather and explore ways in which sounds can be used expressively. They record their compositions using pictures, symbols and words.

This unit should be revisited during the key stage using different stimuli, eg the fairground.


Sections in this unit

This unit is divided into sections. Each section contains a sequence of activities with related objectives and outcomes. You can view this unit by moving through the sections or print/download the whole unit.
1. Introduction: How can music describe different kinds of weather?
2. Exploration: How can we use sounds to describe the weather? (1)
3. Exploration: How can we use sounds to describe the weather? (2)
4. Exploration: How can we use sounds to describe the weather? (3)
5. Exploration: How can we use sounds to describe the weather? (4)
6. Bringing it all together: Can we make our own weather composition?