Lesson 1: Telling stories through music

After listening to a famous piece of music, children start to consider the story it tells, moving and acting to convey its meaning

Before the lesson

Learning objectives

  • To tell a story from a piece of music through movement

 

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
  • Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: Might need to have a given set of acting instructions for each section of music.

 

Pupils working at greater depth: You should clearly be able to see their storyline through their acting/movement.

Should explain their choices using musical vocabulary.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding

Vocabulary

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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