Lesson 5: Chanting and tuned percussion Space finale

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

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To create a musical composition

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: Be specific and point to them when they need to play, play with them if required.


Pupils working at greater depth: Give these pupils a specific job/purpose. For example, being in charge of leading the chanting; using their pentatonic pattern to start the second section; getting them to lead the ending.

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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