Lesson 2: Sing like a Viking

Children develop their singing technique and add actions to the 'Dragon Ships' song to help them to remember the lyrics and keep in time.

Before the lesson

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Learning objectives

  • To sing in time with others

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

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

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Can be paired with a more confident pupil for the main activities.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should use musical vocabulary to describe the performance.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding


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After a brief spell as an opera singer, Liz embarked on a 20-year career in music education, teaching at early years, primary and secondary. After Liz had her daughter, she started her own business Music Education SolutionsĀ® Limited, helping teachers…
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