Year 1 have been extending their understanding and feeling for pulse by using the percussion instruments. Firstly, we marked the pulse of ‘apple tree’ on our bodies, we chose different areas to tap the pulse such as tapping our noses or slapping our thighs. We then used a carousel of instruments to sound out the pulse and changed instruments each time we sang the song. The children had to change their playing technique and control a new instrument each time. The children showed fantastic focus and restraint making sure that they were always trying to play in time. It is very tempting to play your own rhythm when presented with lots of instruments!