Lesson 4: Chanting and tuned percussion: 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

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To create a musical sequence using tuned percussion

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Play tuned and untuned instruments musically

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Show them how to play the notes one way and then back the other way, with one hit on each.

Pupils working at greater depth: Ask these pupils to think about playing each note more than once.

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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