Lesson 3: Blossom haiku

Using their descriptive vocabulary about cherry blossoms from Lesson 1, children write a well-known form of Japanese poetry - the haiku

Before the lesson

Learning objectives

  • To identify different musical features
  • To use descriptive vocabulary

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • 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 vocabulary and writing frames like any other literacy activity.

 

Pupils working at greater depth: Should work out a melody for their haiku using tuned percussion or own instruments – including voices.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding

Vocabulary

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Elizabeth Stafford,  
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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 Solutions® Limited, helping teachers…
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