Lesson 5: Music and movement performance

Children perform two movement and movement songs

Before the lesson

Learning objectives

  • To perform action songs to a small audience.

EYFS outcomes

Expressive arts and design

  • Listen attentively, move to and talk about music, expressing their feelings and responses.
  • Sing in a group or on their own, increasingly matching the pitch and following the melody.  
  • Explore and engage in music making and dance, performing solo or in groups.
  • ELG: Being imaginative and expressive: Sing a range of well-known nursery rhymes and songs.
  • ELG: Being imaginative and expressive: Perform songs, rhymes, poems and stories with others, and – when appropriate – try to move in time with music. 

 

Characteristics of Effective Learning

  • Playing and exploring
  • Active learning

 

Outcomes taken from Development Matters, 2021. 

ELGs taken from the new statutory framework for the EYFS, 2021.

Prompts for learning

Activity

Teacher notes

Key vocabulary

Observations

Next steps

  • To think about what makes a musical instrument.
  • To use household items or recyclables to create musical instruments. 

Note any specific next steps for individual children.

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