KS1 Music: Thunder Jam - Rainforests

Akshay, Ajay, Lottie, Ben and Mia join Dame Evelyn Glennie make sounds of the rainforest.

Lottie, Ben, Mia and the twins are transported to the tropical rainforest where they stumble upon Dame Evelyn Glennie.

They learn how instruments can make sounds of the environment around them and shown how to feel music as well as hear it.

The group help Dame Evelyn collect animal snapshots by creating the sounds of the rainforests.

Dame Evelyn is a Deaf musician and is an advocate of making music accessible to both play and listen to. Below is a special activity plan based around this episode accessible for Deaf and Hard of Hearing learners.

Download Lesson Plan: Thunder Jam - Rainforests lesson
Download Lesson Plan: Welsh Thunder Jam - Rainforests lesson

Curriculum notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Music, Geography and Science at Key Stage 1 (KS1) in England, Foundation Stage in Wales, Foundation and Key Stage 1 in Northern Ireland and First Level in Scotland.

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