Suitable for primary and secondary pupils with profound learning difficulties who are exploring and experiencing sound in a sensory way.
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 the sounds and multisensory experience of space and space travel.
The activities in this lesson can be undertaken in one go or could be divided over a couple of lessons. The ‘Rocket Song – part 2’ activity could be added after a couple of lessons of establishing ‘Rocket Song – part 1’. 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 using instruments and vocalisation), Physical Development (gross and fine motor skills),
Understanding the World (travel, space), Expressive Arts and Design (music and movement)
Rocket, moon, numbers 1-10, today, hello, goodbye, friends
A hello song to welcome pupils into the space and to cue the start if their music class
A simple song with opportunities for playing solos and listening to others
This activity offers the opportunity to play instruments together in different ways
This activity offers opportunities for one-to-one interaction and playing together