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Unit: Class awards


This unit provides an ideal opportunity to celebrate
the childrens achievements at the end of primary
school with a musical awards show customised
for your class. Awards are presented
along with fanfare, rap, song and
famous music in a final grand ceremony.

Click here to view the plans:


Medium term plan
1st lesson plan

2nd lesson plan

3rd lesson plan


4TH LESSON PLAN
5TH LESSON PLAN
6TH LESSON PLAN
Glossary

Music Express Age 10-11 2014 A&C Black (an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc)

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Unit: Class awards

AGE

10-11

Musical focus: Awards show performance


Subject link: Cross-curricular

medium term Plan

L ess on

lesson Learning
Learning music for a
special occasion

Teaching Activities

Class Awards show plan


Read the outline for a Class Awards show

Show song chorus

Learn the chorus for the opening show song

Learning SUPPORT
Record a performance of the
Show song chorus and listen to
check that the lyrics can be easily
heard. Encourage the children to
learn the chorus by heart so that
they can focus on communicating
the lyrics clearly.

Presenter

Choose a presenter or presenters for the Class Awards show

L ess on

lesson Learning
Composing programme
music from a visual
stimulus

Teaching Activities

Pictures at an exhibition
Listen to extracts from Pictures at an exhibition

Our pictures

Learning SUPPORT
Some groups may need longer
to prepare their artwork
compositions. Give them the
opportunity to develop their
ideas over several short sessions.

Compose music for your own artwork

Class exhibition

Perform and record your picture compositions

L ess on

lesson Learning
Singing a verse and
chorus song
Writing new verses for
a rap

Teaching Activities

Show song verse

Learn the verse for the opening song

Lit rap

Use the Lit rap to think about a literacy award

Learning SUPPORT
Give the pairs time to try out their
Lit rap lyrics and decide on a final
rhythm for the words. Double up
pairs so that they can practise
performing to each other before
sharing with the class.

Away with words

Perform Lit rap using the verses the children have created

Glossary

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MEuxpsreiscs

Unit: Class awards

AGE

10-11

Musical focus: Awards show performance


Subject link: Cross-curricular

medium term Plan

L ess on

lesson Learning
Developing a song
performance
Performing together

Teaching Activities

The show so far

Rehearse Show song and explore ways to create an impact

Fanfare plus

Learning SUPPORT
To play the Awards fanfare
cymbal rolls, make sure the
players hold the beaters with
relaxed wrists and play on the
outside rim of the cymbal.

Learn percussion parts to play in Awards fanfare

Sport, maths and science awards


Listen to Chariots of fire and nominate more award winners

L ess on

lesson Learning
Developing an extended
performance
Performing together

Teaching Activities

Class hero

Choose a child or children for the class hero award

Open your eyes

Learn the closing song for the Class Awards show

Learning SUPPORT
Check that the sound operator
knows how to provide an
appropriate sound level for the
audio backing, so that the singers
are supported but not drowned
out by the accompaniments.

(Revi)sing

Revise the songs and instrumental parts, and appoint a sound operator

L ess on

lesson Learning
Developing a song
arrangement
Rehearsing for a
performance
Performing together with
an awareness of audience

Teaching Activities

Open your eyes again


Practise the closing song Open your eyes

Read through

Finalise the Class Awards show script and running order

Final rehearsal

Learning SUPPORT
Help the children to prepare the
performance of Open your eyes
by thinking about making the h
sound at the beginning of the
words heroes and here. They
should also enunciate the
consonants clearly at the ends of
words, eg test, light, sight,
forget.

Hold a final rehearsal then perform your Class Awards show

Glossary

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Unit: Class awards

L ess on

AGE

10-11

Musical focus: Awards show performance


Subject link: Cross-curricular

Lesson Plan

What you will


NEED

Lesson learning

Learning music for a special occasion

Teaching Activities

Class Awards show plan

Vocabulary

Read the outline for a Class Awards show

Verse
Chorus

Children:
discuss a plan for preparing a musical show;
read a model show script.

Show song chorus

Learn the chorus for the opening show song


Children:
follow the lyrics of a song;
learn the chorus of a song.

Presenter

Choose a presenter or presenters for the Class Awards show


Children:
discuss the role of presenter/s and decide how to allocate the role/s;
listen to an awards ceremony fanfare.

EXTENDED
LEARNING
Research televised award shows
such as the Oscars.

Support: Record a performance of the Show song chorus and listen to check that the lyrics can
be easily heard. Encourage the children to learn the chorus by heart so that they can focus on
communicating the lyrics clearly.

Glossary

www.musicexpress.co.uk

MEuxpsreiscs

Unit: Class awards

L ess on

AGE

10-11

Musical focus: Awards show performance


Subject link: Cross-curricular

Lesson Plan
Lesson learning

Composing programme music from a visual stimulus

What you will


need
A selection of instruments

Teaching Activities

Pictures at an exhibition

Vocabulary

Listen to extracts from Pictures at an exhibition

Dynamics

Children:
listen to music with awareness of how they were inspired by visual images;
discuss how music can be descriptive of visual images.

Our pictures

Pitch
Tremolo
Timbre
Tempo
Rhythm
Texture

Compose music for your own artwork


Children:
create music in response to selected artwork, in small groups;
explore the use of musical dimensions and relate to features of art.

Class exhibition

Perform and record your picture compositions


Children:
in small groups, perform music inspired by artwork;
refine and record performances;
integrate recorded music with group compositions to create a complete piece.

EXTENDED
LEARNING
Instead of playing Mussorgskys
music, make up your own
promenade music to link your
pieces. Invite another class to
your class exhibition.

Support: Some groups may need longer to prepare their artwork compositions. Give them the
opportunity to develop their ideas over several short sessions.

Glossary

www.musicexpress.co.uk

MEuxpsreiscs

Unit: Class awards

L ess on

AGE

10-11

Musical focus: Awards show performance


Subject link: Cross-curricular

Lesson Plan
What you will
need

Lesson learning

Singing a verse and chorus song


Writing new verses for a rap

Teaching Activities

Show song verse

Vocabulary

Learn the verse for the opening song

Verse
Chorus

Children:
revise a song chorus and learn the verse;

Rap

perform a complete verse and chorus song with a backing track.

Lit rap

Use the Lit rap to think about a literacy award


Children:
listen to and follow the lyrics of a rap performance;
explore how words from a vocabulary bank are used in a rap;
work in pairs to create a new rap verse of four lines.

Away with words

Perform Lit rap using the verses the children have created
Children:
revise the structure of a rap;

EXTENDED
LEARNING

perform a rap with new verses;

Research the origins of rap


music.

plan an awards performance.

Support: Give the pairs time to try out their Lit rap lyrics and decide on a final rhythm for the
words. Double up pairs so that they can practise performing to each other before sharing with
the class.

Glossary

www.musicexpress.co.uk

MEuxpsreiscs

Unit: Class awards

L ess on

AGE

10-11

Musical focus: Awards show performance


Subject link: Cross-curricular

Lesson Plan

What you will


need

Lesson learning

Developing a song performance

Suspended cymbal and soft


beaters

Performing together

Snare drum or drum


Glockenspiel notes C D E F
G A B C'

Teaching Activities

The show so far

Vocabulary

Rehearse Show song and explore ways to create an impact

Fanfare
Structure

Children:
revise a song and rehearse for a performance;
develop an arrangement of a song;
choreograph a song performance.

Fanfare plus

Learn percussion parts to play in Awards fanfare


Children:
listen to a fanfare, identifying instrumentation and structure;
learn to play parts for an instrumental fanfare from notation;
perform a fanfare on untuned and tuned percussion.

Sport, maths and science awards


Listen to Chariots of fire and nominate more award winners
Children:
listen to music and describe its mood;

EXTENDED
LEARNING
Research other sporting
theme music.

develop a script for an awards performance.

Support: To play the Awards fanfare cymbal rolls, make sure the players hold the beaters with
relaxed wrists and play on the outside rim of the cymbal.

Glossary

www.musicexpress.co.uk

Unit: Class awards

L ess on

MEuxpsreiscs

AGE

10-11

Musical focus: Awards show performance


Subject link: Cross-curricular

Lesson Plan
What you will
need

Lesson learning

Developing an extended performance

A selection of instruments
from previous lessons

Performing together

Teaching Activities

Class hero

Vocabulary

Choose a child or children for the class hero award

Melody
Phrase

Children:
discuss and develop descriptive vocabulary;
nominate a class hero and develop an awards show script.

Open your eyes

Learn the closing song for the Class Awards show


Children:
listen to a song, following the lyrics;
follow the phrase shapes of a song melody, matching with the lyrics;
learn a song with attention to phrasing and breathing.

(Revi)sing

Revise the songs and instrumental parts, and appoint a sound operator
Children:
revise a song, rap and instrumental fanfare;

EXTENDED
LEARNING

appoint a sound operator to provide backing using IT;

You may want to allocate extra


time to practise particular songs
that have additional actions or
movements scripted into them.

prepare a playlist and script.

Support: Check that the sound operator knows how to provide an appropriate sound level
for the audio backing so that the singers are supported but not drowned out by the
accompaniments.

Glossary

www.musicexpress.co.uk

L ess on

MEuxpsreiscs

Unit: Class awards

AGE

10-11

Musical focus: Awards show performance


Subject link: Cross-curricular

Lesson Plan
What you will
need

Lesson learning

Developing a song arrangement

Sufficient space for an


awards show performance

Rehearsing for a performance


Performing together with an awareness of audience

Instruments used in previous


lessons

Teaching Activities
Vocabulary

Open your eyes again

Rap
Fanfare

Practise the closing song Open your eyes

Children:
revise a song and sing with a backing track;
develop an arrangement of a song with awareness of audience impact.

Read through

Finalise the Class Awards show script and running order


Children:
prepare for a performance, consolidating everyones roles;
finalise a script and additional resources.

Final rehearsal

Hold a final rehearsal then perform your Class Awards show


Children:
consider the staging, and rehearse an awards show;

EXTENDED
LEARNING

perform to an audience.

Create a different fanfare for


each individual award.

Support: Help the children to prepare the performance of Open your eyes by thinking about
making the h sound at the beginning of the words heroes and here. They should also
enunciate the consonants clearly at the ends of words, eg test, light, sight, forget.

Glossary

www.musicexpress.co.uk