Lesson 5: Combine and perform

To end the unit, pupils combine different versions of their motif and perform these to the rest of the class.

Before the lesson

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Learning objectives

  • To combine and perform different versions of a musical motif

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught:

  • Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music
  • Understand and use staff and other musical notations
  • Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
  • Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Should focus on the untuned percussion parts in their groups.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should take a leadership role within the group and/or use their own instruments for the activity (if they are having instrumental lessons).

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding


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