Lesson 4: Haiku melodies

Children compose a melody to accompany their haikus, working as part of a group and recording the notes as they work

Before the lesson

Learning objectives

  • To work as a group to create a piece of music to celebrate Hanami

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to

  • Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Mixed ability groupings, with teacher support where required.


Pupils working at greater depth: Mixed ability groupings, with teacher challenge where appropriate. Pupils who have instrumental lessons can use their own instruments.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding


Created by:
Kapow Primary, 
Music specialist