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"I love the resources, they're nicely linked to curriculum objectives and easy to pick up. Especially good for the
science-phobic amongst us as the ideas are all there."
Kay Wilkie, Year 6 teacher
How pianos work
An explanation text for year 4 and P5 about pianos, linking to the topic of sound and vibrations and waves. Some of the most amazing music in the world is played on pianos - but how does pressing a few black and white keys create such a range of beautiful sounds? This musical instrument has the widest range of notes, covering more than seven octaves (each with eight notes).
The downloadable reading pack includes:
An A4 reading spread for you to print.
Reading comprehension question and answer sheets, differentiated using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder.
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