Lesson 4: Pitch and tempo: Superhero theme tune

After listening to different superhero theme tunes, children consider the features of these pieces before working in groups to create their own superhero compositions

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To create a superhero theme tune

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Play tuned and untuned instruments musically
  • Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high quality (live) and recorded music
  • Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the interrelated dimensions of music

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: This activity should be carried out in mixed ability groups so that everyone has an equal chance of being involved in a good performance.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should be nominated as the leaders of each group.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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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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