Lesson 4: Group compositions

Children use their knowledge of dynamics, texture and pitch to create a group composition

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To use knowledge of dynamics, texture and pitch to create a group composition

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: Would benefit from having the notated work from the previous lessons to help with recalling and inspiring ideas.

The Activity: Musical elements poster can remind children of the meanings of texture, dynamics and pitch.

Pupils working at greater depth: Can assume the role of the conductor and can try to add pitch into a dynamics composition, and vice versa.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Vocabulary

Created by:
Sarah Frecknall,  
Music specialist
Sarah Frecknall is a specialist music teacher, currently working in a primary school teaching music from Nursery to Year 6.  Sarah started her teaching career as a Year 3 class teacher, and her music career as a professional jazz singer,…
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