Time: 5 mins each
Group size: Whole Class/Group
Focus Track: Play “Neptune” from The Planets by Holst : https://bit.ly/2FzjPHo
Tag words: arriving, landing, spaceship, descending, looking, seeing, hear, smell, feel, music, orchestra, planet, Holst
Ask the children to stand and then tell them they are landing on an alien planet! Lead them through the spaceship landing, and opening the door…
Ask them to imagine looking around the alien planet.
Play “Neptune” from The Planets by Holst : https://bit.ly/2FzjPHo
Ask them what they can see, hear and smell as they look around. How does the music make them feel?
For more information about Neptune, watch the Philharmonia Orchestra listening guide here (though this is too advanced for the children, it gives some useful background) : https://bit.ly/2HJPcRb