Lesson 1: Here come the Romans

Children sing Roman themed vocal warm-ups and learn the Road Building Song through call and response.

Before the lesson

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Learning objectives

  • To sing in tune and in time

National curriculum

  • Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices (and playing 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

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: Can be given the Activity: Road Building Song lyrics if they have trouble following the lyrics on the interactive whiteboard. Might be more confident if given the simplest part in the vocal warm-up activity in the Main event. Pair these pupils with a more confident talk partner for the listening activity in the Main event.

 

Pupils working at greater depth: Group these children together on the more challenging part in the vocal warm-up activity. Ask these pupils to pair up with less confident pupils and explain the musical concepts to them during the listening activity.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding

Vocabulary

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