Focus of Unit

To accompany a song using tuned percussion and compose a piece of music using a story as a stimulus which includes a steady pulse and ostinato.

Learning Objectives

  •  To sing a song in unison following the shape of the melody;
  • To understand songs can be split into verse and chorus;
  • To create a 4 beat rhythmic pattern.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the unit:

  • All pupils will be able to sing a song in unison; identify high and low pitch; copy a 4 beat rhythm;
  • Most pupils will be able to sing a song in unison following the shape of the melody; show high and low pitch on a score; create a simple 4 beat rhythm;
  • Some pupils will have progressed further and will be able to sing a song in unison singing entirely in tune; will be able to create a score for 3 pitches; create a more complicated 4 beat rhythm.

Teaching Activities 

  • Goldilocks: Sing and accompany with tuned percussion;
  • Composing a piece based on The Gruffalo.

Points to Note

Make sure children don’t confuse pitch (how high or low the frequency of a specific sound might be) with dynamics (how loud and quiet a specific sound might be).

Repertoire & Resources

  • Songs, including Goldilocks and the Three Bears;
  • The Gruffalo or another favourite story;
  • A selection of untuned and tuned percussion instruments.

Lessons

There are six lessons in this unit:

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