Lesson 5: Indian music: Performing Anile vaa

Children learn and perform a traditional Indian song using the knowledge and skills they have built throughout the topic.

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To perform a piece of music using musical notation

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Ensure these children are in a group with children who can help them out.

Put stickers on the notes or note names to help them if they are playing the tune.

Pupils working at greater depth: Should lead the group to ensure that everyone plays in time.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Laura Barr,  
Music specialist
In her 14 year teaching career, Laura assumed the role of Music Lead, and was Head of Music in a large secondary school. Laura has a passion for working with children with a disadvantaged background, either through deprivation or disability,…
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