EYFS / KS1 Music: Teaching melodies

This is a good way to get children to take part in the classroom and create melodies and sing phrases together.

The activity will help children listen carefully to call and response. It will also help them develop the importance of singing the pitch first so they can hear and understand how the melody should sound before trying to play it on an instrument.

Curriculum notes

These clips are suitable for teaching music at EYFS and Key Stage 1 in England, Foundation in Wales, Early Years and Foundation KS1 in Northern Ireland and Early and First Level in Scotland.

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