Lesson 5: Let’s notate

In this final lesson of this unit, pupils will learn how to notate a melody using pitches up to an octave

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To be able to notate a melody using pitches up to an octave

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to: 

  • Use and understand staff and other musical notations

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: If any children in the class know how to read music, pair them with children needing extra support.


Pupils working at greater depth: Children who are strong singers can be allocated as leaders of their group. If any children are able to read music, they could also add the note names to the notated score (A-G).

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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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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