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20 February 2015
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MUSICAL MYSTERIES is designed to help support the Northern Ireland Music Curriculum for Key Stage 1 and 2 (7-11 year olds). The resource helps pupils to explore basic musical concepts in sound, rhythm and mood.

As the pupils work their way through the site, they gain valuable listening, composing and musical interpretation skills.


Links with English, Science and Geography.

Site Guide

The site is divided into three areas:

1. Pupils' Area | 2. Parents' Area | 3. Teachers' Area


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1. Pupils' Area (Musical Mysteries)

The resource offers eight website activities along with a series of supporting worksheets, that can either be used in the classroom, or given as an extension activity for homework. The pupils' area is broken down into four themed units of work:

  • Sound;
  • Rhythm;
  • Mood;
  • Orchestra;

followed by an online quiz giving pupils the opportunity to demonstrate their learning.


2. Parents' Area

Offers tips and advice to parents on how they can help their child learn.


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