Lesson 2: The White Cliffs of Dover

Pupils develop their accuracy in pitch and control and ability to sing with expression and dynamics

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To improve accuracy in pitch and control, singing with expression and dynamics

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
  • Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Pupils who struggle with pitching or singing should be positioned next to a pupil who finds it easier to follow a melody.


Pupils working at greater depth: Pupils who excel at singing can be identified and used as group leaders in subsequent lessons.

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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