Lesson 3: Create your own musical

Children apply what they have learned and plan their own musical theatre scene, including a song, dance and acting.

Learning objective

  • To create a musical theatre scene

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
  • Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music
  • Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
  • Use and understand staff and other musical notations

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson


Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Should be encouraged to create a scene from a jukebox musical, focusing on creating a dramatic performance around existing music.

Pupils working at greater depth: Should be encouraged to create a scene from a book musical, including their own original music.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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Elizabeth Stafford,  
Music specialist
After a brief spell as an opera singer, Liz embarked on a 20-year career in music education, teaching at early years, primary and secondary. After Liz had her daughter, she started her own business Music Education SolutionsĀ® Limited, helping teachers…
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