Space

This topic sees children journey into the unknown and explore space through music, movement, chanting and the playing of tuned percussion instruments, culminating in a final composition

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Lesson 1: Space movement

In the first lesson of this topic children visualise a journey through space in a rocket, listening to a piece of music and responding physically and expressively

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Lesson 2: Singing in Space

Children learn the song 'Zoom Zoom Zoom We're Going to the Moon' and end the lesson by singing the song with accompanying actions

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Lesson 3: Space Chanting

Pupils get ready for lift off by listening to a piece of classical music by Strauss and imagining that they're rockets about to blast into space, chanting as they go

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Lesson 4: Space Travel

Using the pentatonic notes on the glockenspiel and considering tempo and dynamics, children play the next part of their space journey, with the rocket swirling around in space

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Lesson 5: Space Finale

Children collaborate on a suitable ending to their journey through space and practice putting all of the elements they have learnt in the topic, into a final performance

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