Lesson 5: Rock and Roll performance

By the end of the lesson the class will perform ‘Rock Around the Clock’ together, with pupils taking on different roles and instruments

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To be able to play a rock and roll piece of music

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use and understand staff and other musical notations.
  • 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: Should have a singing part or play an untuned percussion part.

Pupils working at greater depth: Should play the bass line.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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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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