Lesson 2: Minims

Recognise and play minims as part of a harmonic ostinato before playing the song 'Put on your gumboots'

Learning objective

  • To recognise and play minims by ear and from staff notation, moving up and down by step

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use and understand staff and other 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

Before the lesson

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Main event


Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding


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