Category: Starter

KS1 Lesson 3 Starter: Getting into our astronaut kits

Time: 5 mins each Group size: Whole Class/Group Focus Track: Get Ready for Space, Kid Carpet https://bit.ly/2jnmlrA Tag words: physical, warm up, action, get ready, space, helmet, boots, time, music Getting ready to go into space.  Either use the link above and follow the actions, or choose your own song and ask the children to […]

KS1 Lesson 4 Starter: Arrival on an Alien planet

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 […]

KS1 Lesson 6 Starter: Taking off or landing – what does it sound like?

Time: 10 mins Group size: Whole Class/Group Focus Track: Also Sprach Zarathustra – https://bit.ly/1tONymZ Tag words: pitch, high, rising, ascending, crescendo, remember, describe, taking off, landing, moving, up, down, hands  Ask the class “can you remember this music from earlier lessons? Can you describe it?” (it builds up, it gets louder, the pitch gets higher, […]

Secondary Music Pathway to a Piece Lesson 1 Starter: Bach Listening

Time: 10 minutes Group size: Whole Class Tag words: composer, listening, learning, Bach, count, tune, melody, parts, violins, concerto, minor, movement Explain to the class that as composers, they need to start by listening to and learning from other music. The class will listen deeply and actively. They will get inside the music and try […]

Secondary Music Pathway to a Piece Lesson 2 Starter: Warm up in a circle

Time: 10 minutes Group size: Whole Class Tag words: Form a circle with every pupil on a pitched instrument or using their voice (if they are confident singing in front of others). • Ask the class to play and hold D (Concert pitch) • Then have them play: D, E, F, G, A (again at […]

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 https://bit.ly/2rRgOjg Focus track: I feel Space, Lindstrøm https://bit.ly/2HLRy2b   Ask the class to stand up.  Play the music and lead a […]

KS1 Lesson 1 Starter: Responding to Music

Time: 5 mins each Group size:  whole class Focus Track: Also Sprach Zarathustra – https://bit.ly/1tONymZ 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, […]