This lesson is suitable for primary and secondary pupils with profound or severe learning difficulties and may be suitable for some pupils with autism. These pupils may be starting to recognise, copy, and/or create simple patterns of sound e.g. recognising or vocalising individual words, getting quieter or louder, getting faster or slower, a steady beat.
This lesson will offer pupils opportunities to listen to, create, and interact with different music and sounds that relate to the theme of space. The lesson is bookended by a hello and goodbye song, and then there are three main activities that explore space and space travel.
The activities in this lesson can be undertaken in one go or could be divided over a couple of lessons. Try repeating the activities over a series of lessons and see how your pupils’ musical responses change and develop.
PSHE: Playing and working together
EYFS: Communication and Language (turn-taking, imitating, and responding to others using instruments and vocalisation; vocabulary
development), Physical Development (gross and fine motor skills), Understanding the World (travel, space), Expressive Arts and Design (music
Rocket, moon, numbers 1-10, today, hello, goodbye, friends
A hello song to welcome pupils into the space and to cue the start of their music class
This activity offers the opportunity to play instruments together in different ways
This activity offers opportunities for one-to-one interaction and playing together