Lesson 5: Journey to space

Pupils combine their soundscapes from Lesson 1 with their motifs from Lesson 4 to create and perform a longer piece of music.

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To be able to create short sequences of sound and perform with accuracy

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Play tuned and untuned instruments creating and using simple representations to play short pieces in groups or individually using basic combinations of instruments.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Should be the first in their group to perform the motif.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should try and use more than one dynamic within their motif, perhaps starting quieter and getting louder.

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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