Tag: Ensemble

Year 4, Unit 2: Rhythm – Lesson 4

Key Learning Objectives:  To memorise and perform rhythms with increasing aural memory. To perform as part of an ensemble.   Starter activity: Select an activity from the Rhythm Card Starter Bank. Main activity: Incorporate the use of rhythm sticks into playing the call and response game, ‘My sticks, your sticks.’ Gradually develop the complexity of the rhythms, making […]

Year 3, Unit 3: Pitch – Lesson 3

Key Learning Objectives:  To demonstrate an increased understanding of pitch through kinaesthetic learning. To perform a piece with several contrasting parts within a large ensemble.   Starter activity: Singing exercise using ‘Bristol Pitches’, the pupils to listen again and sing the note names, whilst raising a hand to mirror the rising pitch. Main activity: Performance activity, split […]

Year 3, Unit 2: Junk Percussion – Lesson 6

Key Learning Objectives:  To explore timbre, texture and rhythm using everyday items as instruments. To listen to and repeat a variety of rhythms using instruments. To play in an ensemble and develop ensemble and listening skills. To explore experimental music by composing rhythms.   Starter activity: Select an activity from the Rhythm Starter Bank. Main […]

Reception, Unit 1: Handa’s Surprise – Lesson 4

Early Learning Goals: To play rhythms accurately as a group (ensemble). To rehearse as a group (ensemble).   Starter activity: Focus on one African instrument using the clip resource, e.g the Mbira. Main activity: Extension of previous lesson’s main activity, pupils form groups based on one chosen fruit, each group assigned a different instrument. Plenary: Listen to […]