Tag: Composition

Year 3, Unit 1: Air – Lesson 2

Key Learning Objectives:  To create a soundscape with an identifiable structure.   Starter activity: Introduction to the concept of structure, demonstrating its importance through the scenario of a telephone call. Main activity: Create a whole class soundscape of a hot air balloon taking off. Each group to be designated one section of the soundscape structure. Plenary: Performance opportunity, groups […]

Year 3, Unit 1: Air – Lesson 1

Key Learning Objective:  To explore and understand timbre. Additional Learning Objective: To contribute to creating a soundscape of a hot air balloon preparing to take flight and lifting off the ground.   Starter activity: Explore the Bristol Balloon Fiesta, listen to Lin Marsh’s ‘Hot Air Balloon Song’, learning part one of the refrain. Main activity: Create a whole […]

Year 2, Unit 1: Water – Lesson 3

Key Learning Objective:  To understand the difference between pulse and rhythm and to compose a song to a given rhythm. Additional Learning Objectives: To internalise a short simple melody and create lyrics to fit a given rhythm pattern.   Starter activity: Listening exercise, play the theme music from ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, and share words about the sea/pirates/atmosphere […]

Year 2, Unit 1: Water – Lesson 2

Key Learning Objective:  To explore the correlation between pitch and high/low notation. Additional Learning Objectives: To create my own symbols to represent sounds. To define music vocabulary –pitch (HIGH and LOW) and identify the pitch when heard. To keep a beat/respond to a beat.   Starter activity: Introduce the vocabulary of pitch (high/middle/low) demonstrating these pitches using […]

Year 1, Unit 2: Animal Rhythms – Lesson 6

Key Learning Objective:  To read and perform a four bar notated rhythm. Starter activity: Pupils select favourite warm up song to focus their voices, bodies and brains. Main activity: Using a selection of untuned percussion instruments, children chant the animal rhythms and then play on their instruments, reinforcing a four-bar rhythm. Plenary: Revisit ‘Zebra Crossing’, incorporating a game […]

Year 1, Unit 2: Animal Rhythms – Lesson 5

Key Learning Objectives:  To compose and perform a four beat rhythm. To use this as a rhythmic ostinato.   Starter activity: Revision of the song, ‘Tony Chestnut.’ Main activity: Revision of the rhythm picture cards, followed by revision of the term ‘ostinato’ and the creation of a four-bar rhythm using the animal pictures. Plenary: Revisit ‘This Train is […]

Year 1, Unit 2: Animal Rhythms – Lesson 3

Key Learning Objectives:  To identify the difference between pulse and rhythm. To recognise, play and compose simple rhythm patterns with the aid of animal note value cards.   Starter activity: Listening and response exercise using the chant ‘H.E.L.L.O.’ Main activity: Creation of an individual rhythmic pattern, based on syllables found in the words ‘frog’ and ‘monkey’. Plenary: Listening […]