National curriculum aims t0 use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants. In addition, to experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using body and non tuned percussion.
This month, the children in year 2 have been learning about how to care for their neighbours. To support this work, they have learnt a rhythm chant related to their topic, added a pulse to it, selected a rhythm from the chant to use as an accompaniment and followed a graphic score using a variety of non tuned percussion.
In addition, the children have also sung songs related to thinking of others in their class. This was in the form of playground music games which encouraged them to beat pulse and rhythm sensitively and cooperatively with others.