Lesson 5: Journey through Britain

Pupils combine their learning from the previous lessons to compose a piece of music that takes them on a journey through Britain, from the seaside to the countryside to the city.

Before the lesson

Classroom resources

Learning objective

  • To improve a group composition

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs
  • 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


Pupils needing extra support: Should choose an instrument which plays steadily throughout the piece and does not rely on keeping time.

Pupils working at greater depth: Should add some of the interrelated dimensions of music to their work, for example, dynamics.

Pupils having extra-curricular music lessons could bring their own instruments in to contribute to the piece.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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