Pitch in Early Years and Key Stage 1


When teaching early years, I often use three chimes when we talk about high, middle and low pitched notes.  I also get them to growl like the three bears.  This is with EY1 (3/4 year olds).


For EY2 we use Hot Cross Buns.

For Year 1 we use Rabbits to go with the Magic Rabbit Scheme.


This gets progressively harder.

And turns to staff notation in Year 2.

By the end of Year 2, all children should be able to play a five note tune using standard staff notation.