Lesson 5: Musical mountain

For the grand finale, pupils add a melody to their composition which should match up with their section of the animation

Before the lesson

Learning objectives

  • To compose and perform a rhythm 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
  • Use and understand staff and other musical notations

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Should be given the notes to use and may need to give them an order to play them in.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should be pushed to organise their music so it fits accurately with the animation clip they are using.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression 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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