Lesson 4: Harmonise

Children use their knowledge of pitch to develop confidence when singing different parts and challenge themselves to sing something that is different to what they are hearing

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To use knowledge of pitch to develop confidence when singing in parts

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 or adult who finds it easier to follow a melody.


Pupils working at greater depth: Pupils who are able to hold the counter-melody can be used as ‘singing champions’ to lead the group, or be placed strategically amongst other children who may not be so strong.

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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