We have worked with a number of primary schools running 1hr workshops for groups of up to 30 children at a time. Our workshops can be used to accompany the National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 in Music and Science.
Key stages 1 and 2
- Sc4/4.1a – Identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating.
- Sc4/4.1b – Recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear.
- Sc4/4.1c – Find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it.
- Sc4/4.1d – Find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it.
- Sc4/4.1e – Recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.
- Sc4/4.2b – Construct a simple series electrical circuit.
- Sc4/4.2e – Recognise some common conductors and insulators.
- Mu1/1.4 – Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds.
- Mu1/1.2 – Play tuned and untuned instruments musically.
- Mu1/1.3 – Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music.
- Mu2/1.2 – Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music.
- Mu2/1.3 – Listen with attention to detail.
- Mu2/1.4 – Use and understand other musical notations (graphic scores).
Key Stage 3
- Frequencies of sound waves, measured in hertz (Hz); echoes, reflection and absorption of sound.
- Sound needs a medium to travel, the speed of sound in air, in water, in solids.
- Sound produced by vibrations of objects, in loudspeakers, detected by their effects on microphone diaphragm and the ear drum; sound waves are longitudinal.
- The auditory range of humans and animals.