This lesson is suitable for primary 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 weather. The lesson is bookended by a hello and goodbye song, and then there are three main activities that explore the sounds of different types of weather.
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, identifying and expressing feelings (Sunshine Song)
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 (weather/nature), Expressive Arts and Design (music)
Wind, rain, storm, sun, sunshine, fast, slow
A hello song to welcome pupils into the space and to cue the start of their music class
This activity offers the opportunity to respond to and explore different types of sound
This activity offers children the chance to play music together and to play solo