Everyone loves superheroes and this topic is a great way to introduce young children to pitch and tempo in a meaningful way. They learn how to identify high and low notes and how to compose a simple tune, while exploring some different instruments along the way, as well as investigating how tempo changes help tell a story and make music more exciting

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Lesson 1: High Fliers

Children are introduced to the concept of pitch and learn to recognise low and high sounds in superhero theme tunes

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Lesson 2: Pitch Patterns

Using their understanding of pitch, children create a simple superhero theme tune using a low note and a high note

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Lesson 3: Faster Than a Speeding Bullet

Pupils develop their superhero theme tunes by adding tempo changes to make them sound more exciting

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Lesson 4: 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

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Lesson 5: Final Performance

Pupils perform their theme tune compositions and feedback to their peers, commenting on the pitch and tempo of their pieces

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