Lesson 1: Chanting and tuned percussion: Space movement

The children visualise a journey through space in a rocket, listening to a piece of music and responding physically and expressively

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • I can move to music

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music

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: Complete the actions and movement with them so they can see something to copy if needed.


Pupils working at greater depth: These will be the natural leaders, use the performance opportunities to get them to show the class their movements and facial expressions

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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