Lesson 2: Rock around the clock

Pupils learn to sing and perform the rock and roll song 'Rock Around The Clock'

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To be able to perform with a sense of style

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.
  • Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Give them verse two or four to learn as there are pictures to prompt them.

Pupils working at greater depth: Give a leading role within their groups – they can direct the rehearsal time.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress 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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