Tag: Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines

Year 5, Unit 1: Air – Lesson 6

Key Learning Objective:  To perform, evaluate and celebrate the composition created this term.   Starter activity: Vocal warm up with aircraft sounds, going to the extremes of high and low register, working on dynamic contrasts. Then perform ‘Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines’ as a class and record. Main activity: Performing and evaluation, each group to rehearse and […]

Year 5, Unit 1: Air – Lesson 5

Key Learning Objective:  To refine and improve our compositions for the Air Fiesta project.   Starter activity: Listening and response exercise, play the recordings of the 10-20 second performances from last week. Can pupils identify which aircraft is being represented and use music vocabulary to explain why they think this. Main activity: Pupils to make improvements to their compositions so […]

Year 5, Unit 1: Air – Lesson 3

Key Learning Objective:  To identify, follow and conduct tempo changes. Additional Learning Objective:  To understand how composers use tempo to create effects.   Starter activity: Listening and discussion based on two aircraft; the Bristol Box Kite and Concorde. Focus on how the difference in speed between the two aircraft could be represented musically. Main activities: To be […]

Year 5, Unit 1: Air – Lesson 2

Key Learning Objective:  To organise pitch to create the effect of flight.   Starter activity: Listening and response exercise, based on the work ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ by Rimsky Korsakov written in 1899-1900. Focus on the movement of the pitch and the shape it creates. Record this activity for evidence. Main activities: To be recorded. Activity One: […]

Year 5, Unit 1: Air – Lesson 1

Key Learning Objective:  To explore dynamics through singing and playing and link with aircraft.   Starter activity: Listening and response exercise based on a range of aircraft taking off. Create the sounds of aircraft with everyones voices. Record this activity as evidence. Main activities: To be recorded. Activity One: Using hand-held percussion instruments, the class to create the soundscape […]