Lesson 5: The soundtrack

The children bring together their skills from this unit to soundtrack film clips with their own graphic score.

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To play a sequence of musical ideas to convey emotion

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
  • Use and understand staff and other musical notations

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Could benefit from sitting with a more confident child and using untuned percussion instruments to perform their composition.


Pupils working at greater depth: Can be challenged to identify where the ‘Love story’ and ‘Danger!’ music return.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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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