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.

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To perform a group 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: Should be encouraged to play an untuned instrument with a simple rhythm.

Pupils working at greater depth: Should be challenged to add more musical detail such as dynamics and tempo changes.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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After a brief spell as an opera singer, Liz embarked on a 20-year career in music education, teaching at early years, primary and secondary. After Liz had her daughter, she started her own business Music Education Solutions® Limited, helping teachers…
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