Year 2 Myths and legends

Developing understanding of musical language and how timbre, dynamics and tempo affect the mood of a song. COVID-19 appropriate by sanitising instruments.

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Lesson 1: Rhythm and structure

Pupils create rhythms and put them into an order, or structure, to tell the story of St George and the Dragon.

Lesson 2: Structured graphic score

Pupils listen to a piece of music about the legend of King Arthur and identify the structure of the piece.

Lesson 3: Layered graphic score

Pupils identify different layers within a piece of music, based on the myth of Orpheus and Euridice, and then show these layers on a graphic score.

Lesson 4: Compose with structure

Working in groups, pupils compose a piece of music with a given structure and create a written score for their piece.

Lesson 5: Rehearse and perform

Pupils rehearse and perform their compositions from the previous lesson, learning to perform as a group and to follow their graphic scores accurately.