Cam Powell

KS1 Lesson 6 Plenary: Sharing the mission experiences

Time: 10 mins Group size: Whole Class/Groups or Partners Focus Track: Alien Shuffle –  Tag words: review, evaluate, perform, share, mission, alien, shuffle  Ask the pupils to share with the rest of the class what their favourite part of the whole mission was. If time, go back through the work they have done, or […]

KS1 Lesson 6 Main 2: Coming Home!

Time: 5 mins Group size: Whole Group Tag words: pitch, low, descending, sinking, diminuendo, instruments, landing, hands, high, quieter, slower, lower  Tell the class that they are almost home, and about to descend through Planet Earth’s atmosphere. Using the pitched instruments, ask for a volunteer from the class to show you what they think landing […]

Year 1, Unit 1: Pitch – Lesson 4

Key Learning Objective:  To listen to a variety of musical excerpts and identify different tempo. Additional Learning Objectives: To internalise and maintain a pulse. To use relevant musical vocabulary to describe the speed of different musical excerpts.   Starter activity: Listening and response exercise using a tambour, introducing the concept of tempo. Main activity: Demonstrate how […]

KS1 Lesson 2 Main 2: Communicating with the Alien

Time:  10 mins Group size: Whole class – into pairs Tag words: alien, communication, understanding, practice, talking, nonsense, situation, scenario, perform, imagine Ask the class to imagine that an Alien who didn’t speak English came into our classroom and spoke to them.  “Would they understand what we were saying?  Would we understand them?  How would […]

KS1 Lesson 2 Plenary: Developing confidence in singing

Time: 5 mins Group size: whole class Tag words: sing, shuffle, alien, performance, repeat, rehearse, section, confident, clear words   Watch or listen to the last lesson’s performance of the Alien Shuffle and ask the class how they might improve their singing. Work on a section of the song that the class isn’t familiar with […]

KS1 Lesson 2 Starter: Space warm up

Time: 5 mins each Group size:  whole class/group Tag words:  space, syllable, song, clap, rhythmic, slow, accurate, tempo, track, body percussion, complexity, stamp, tap, clap. Focus video: Syllable Song or Clap, Stomp and Chomp Focus track: I feel Space, Lindstrøm   Ask the class to stand up.  Play the music and lead a […]

KS1 Lesson 1 Plenary: Beginning to learn the Alien Shuffle

Time: 5 mins each Group size: whole class/group or partners     Focus Song: Alien Shuffle – Tag words:  singing, science, space, alien, shuffle, song, instruments. Ask the pupils what they think they might see on their mission to space?  “Who will we meet?” Play the Alien Shuffle to the pupils and focus on singing the […]

KS1 Lesson 1 Starter: Responding to Music

Time: 5 mins each Group size:  whole class Focus Track: Also Sprach Zarathustra – Tag words: Warm-up, listening, movement, response to music, grandeur, majesty, space Explain to the class that they are going to listen to a piece of music, and ask them to think about how it makes them feel.  Other than that, […]

KS1 Lesson 1 Main 2: Moving like an Astronaut

Time: 15 mins Group size: whole group Focus Track: Clubbed To Death – Focus video: Walking on the Moon Tag words: Listening, dancing, responding, science (gravity), beats, astronaut, movement, dance, club, mirroring.   Show the pupils videos of astronauts moving in space and ask them “what is different about their movements?  Why is […]

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