Lesson 2: Classical music, dynamics and tempo: Singing animals

Listening and moving to classical pieces of animal themed music and learning a song from memory as a class

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To sing a song in sections

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Remember that in Music, pupils you might expect to need support may not need it and those you would class as working at greater depth in other curriculum areas might need support.


Pupils needing extra support: Remember to encourage them to use the actions – this will help them remember the words.


Pupils working at greater depth: Pupils can have a go at singing solo or in a small group.

Encourage them to think about the music and ensure they have correct diction.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Created by:
Laura Barr,  
Music specialist
In her 14 year teaching career, Laura assumed the role of Music Lead, and was Head of Music in a large secondary school. Laura has a passion for working with children with a disadvantaged background, either through deprivation or disability,…
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