Lesson 2: Vocal and body sounds: Embodying the sea

Children consider different musical features to adapt their vocal and body sounds to suit a contrasting seascape to the previous lesson

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To understand how music can represent changes in an environment

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music
  • Use their voices expressively and creatively

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: Should work with a more confident talk partner to identify sounds.

Support pupils to identify a describing word to go with each of the natural elements, e.g. rolling waves, whispering breeze, to help inspire their sounds.

 

Pupils working at greater depth: Ask to identify instruments and musical dimensions (dynamics, pitch, etc) using appropriate musical terminology.

Layer two or more sounds together in the paired activity and create a chain of several sounds depicting a calm sea.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Vocabulary

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Elizabeth Stafford,  
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After a brief spell as an opera singer, Liz embarked on a 20 year career in music education; teaching at early years, primary and secondary. After Liz had her daughter, she started her own business Music Education SolutionsĀ® Limited; helping…
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