Category: Plenary

KS1 Lesson 3 Plenary: Alien Shuffle Sing Song 2

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. Continue to work on the song, taking the time to repeat sections until the […]

KS1 Lesson 4 Plenary: Saying goodnight to the planet

Time: 5 mins Group size: Whole Class Tag words: instruments, artefacts, alien, planet, goodnight, sleep, questions, timbre It is now time for the artefacts/instruments to go to sleep.  Ask the pupils to say “goodnight” to the artefacts/instruments and one at a time, carefully bring them to the front of the class to put them away. […]

KS1 Lesson 6 Plenary: Sharing the mission experiences

Time: 10 mins Group size: Whole Class/Groups or Partners Focus Track: Alien Shuffle – https://bit.ly/2jklZBT  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 […]

Secondary Music Pathway to a Piece Lesson 1 Plenary: Discussion on Bach’s Double Violin Concerto

Time: 10 minutes Group size: Whole Class Tag words: listen, analyse, understand, inspiration, techniques, discussion, useful, composer  Teacher: tell the class that they have learned how to listen, analyse and understand a complex piece of music. This piece is going to be the inspiration for their original pieces, which doesn’t mean they will copy it […]

Secondary Music Pathway to a Piece Lesson 2 Plenary: Improvisation Discussion

Time: 10 minutes Group size: Whole Group Tag words: improvisation, successful, composing, instincts, ideas, simple, scales, modes  How did the pupils find improvising? What made it successful and how will they use these methods in their composing? Discuss the importance of using their ears and instincts, finding and capturing ideas, keeping it simple, and using […]

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 1 Plenary: Beginning to learn the Alien Shuffle

Time: 5 mins each Group size: whole class/group or partners     Focus Song: Alien Shuffle – https://bit.ly/2jklZBT 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 […]