In our first lesson, we have been focusing on new vocabulary such as 'beat' and 'rhythm' and have been trying to make our own by patting our legs and repeating sequences. We then thought about how elephants would sound and the beat they might create. Then, we discussed which instruments might represent the sound of an elephant! We said that maybe a bass guitar, a trombone, cymbals and drums would work!
This week, we added to our knowledge of beats and rhythms by learning more about tempo. We experimented with a range of instruments and discussed the sounds that they make. We then worked in groups to recreate the sounds of elephants moving slowly and building up the tempo to sound more like an elephant stampede! The children were excellent at working together and holding a steady beat, using the instruments to complement each other. We all performed to each other at the end of the lesson and discussed each performance.