Lesson 3: Story sound effects

The children watch a soundless animation, map its narrative on a story mountain, then create appropriate sound effects

Before the lesson

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Learning objectives

  • To create a range of sounds to accompany a story

 

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music
  • 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

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: May need suggested sounds they can make but encourage them to work out where to use them.

 

Pupils working at greater depth: Should be challenged to try and create a simple rhythm or melody on their instrument.

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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