Lesson 1: Soundtracks

Pupils identify the characteristics of film music and appraise different musical features in a variety of film contexts

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To appraise different musical features in a variety of film contexts

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: Could have the music downloaded to listen through headphones rather than through the class speakers.

Pupils working at greater depth: Can be challenged to justify their answers using musical vocabulary, e.g. pitch, harmony, tempo etc.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Vocabulary

Created by:
Kapow Primary, 
Music specialist