Learning about the orchestra

We have been learning about different families of instruments that make up the orchestra through listening and watching orchestras play Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. So far we have learnt about the strings seen a cello and violin in action in the classroom. We have just learnt about the woodwind section and now have a bassoon in the classroom. We had great fun with straws, seeing how the shorter the tube the higher the notes will be.

Here we are making careful observational drawings of the cello whilst listening to them being played on the screen.