Lesson 5: We are waves

The children work in teams to create a group composition featuring changes in texture, dynamics and pitch

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To use teamwork to create a group composition featuring changes in texture, dynamics and pitch

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 inter-related dimensions of music

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: May require a ‘conductor buddy’.

 

Pupils working at greater depth: Can be challenged to confidently lead the group as conductor.

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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