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.

Before the lesson

Classroom resources

Learning objective

  • To compose a piece of music with a given structure

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Play tuned and untuned instruments musically
  • Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the interrelated dimensions of music

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: should be grouped together and given the simplest structure to work with from the Activity: Differentiated structure sheets (sheet 1).

Pupils working at greater depth: Should be grouped together and given the most complex structure to work with from the Activity: Differentiated structure sheets (sheet 3).

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Vocabulary

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