Lesson 5: Super storytellers

Children perform their musical versions of Jack and the Beanstalk using their plans from the previous lesson.

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To perform a story script with accompanying music

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music
  • Play tuned and untuned instruments musically
  • use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Should keep referring to their scripts when performing.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should add extra musical details to their performances, such as vocal sounds to describe some of the other things happening in the music. For example, the sound of Jack panting as he climbs up the beanstalk.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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