This unit is designed to help pupils learn more about exploring sounds and sound sources to create an intended mood, atmosphere and effect and to develop their understanding of Programme Music.  The theme of “The Haunted House” is used as a stimulus to encourage pupils to consider, select and combine appropriate vocal, body and instrumental sounds and sound sources to describe different “spooky” situations through music.  

Pupils investigate how composers use the elements of music to create an intended effect, respond to music using dance and movement and create sound pictures and graphic scores.  Pupils create their own structured “spooky music” piece selecting and combining appropriate sounds and sound sources to match certain symbols.

Element Focus - Timbre & Dynamics, Structure & Form

Key Stage 2 Unit 4 - The Haunted House

Performing Activities - Songs & Scores
Starter & Plenary Activities
Learning, Listening, Composing & Evaluating Activities
Supporting Activities - Cover & Homework

Exploring Sound Sources

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Score 2

Spooky Apple Pie!

 

Rhythm Example on MIDI 2

Score 3

In the Hall of the Mountain King Melodic Scores

Audio 3

In the Hall of the Mountain King

Song Sheet 3

This is such a scary place!

 

Song Melody on MIDI 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worksheet 3

The Haunted House Group Composing Cards

Presentation 2

The Haunted House Group Composing Cards

Audio 2

The Haunted House

Worksheet 4

Spooky Poem Composing Cards

Worksheet 5

The Haunted House Blank Sound Key

Worksheet 6

The Haunted House Self Assessment Sheet

Scheme of Work

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Lesson 1

Exploring Spooky Vocal & Body Sounds

Lesson Plan 1

Lesson Plan 1

Lesson 1

Resource Bundle

Lesson 2

Exploring Spooky Instrumental Sounds

Lesson Plan 2

Lesson Plan 2

Lesson 2

Resource Bundle

Lesson 3

Exploring The Hall of the Mountain King through Dynamics and Tempo

Lesson Plan 3

Lesson Plan 3

Lesson 3

Resource Bundle

Lesson 4

Exploring Danse Macabre

Lesson Plan 4

Lesson Plan 4

Lesson 4

Resource Bundle

Lesson 5

Composing a “Haunted House” piece using a Graphic Score

Lesson Plan 5

Lesson Plan 5

Lesson 5

Resource Bundle

Lesson 6

Performing and Evaluating “Haunted House” pieces

Lesson Plan 6

Lesson Plan 6

Lesson 6

Resource Bundle

 

 

Cover/Homework 1

Saint-Saens &

Danse Macabre

Cover/Homework 2

Graphic Scores

 

 

 

 

 

 

Score 1

The Haunted House

Teacher’s Score

Song Sheet 2

The Haunted House

Class Performing

Presentation 1

The Haunted House

Class Performing

The Haunted House Song Example on Audio 2

Score 4

The Haunted House Graphic Score

Song Sheet 1 & Presentation 3

Three Spooky Songs

 

The Twelve Days of Halloween, In the Graveyard, The Adams Family (Song Example of Audio 5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worksheet 1

Danse Macabre Composing Sheet

Worksheet 2

Danse Macabre

Listening Sheet 1

 

(Uses Audio 4)

Worksheet 2a

Danse Macabre Listening Sheet 2

 

(Uses Audio 4)

Worksheet 2b

Danse Macabre The Story

 

(Uses Audio 4)

Worksheet 2c

Danse Macabre Listening Map 1

 

(Uses Audio 4)

Worksheet 2d

Danse Macabre

Listening Map 2

 

(Uses Audio 4)

Presentation 4

Danse Macabre

Listening Map 3

 

(Uses Audio 4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audio 1 Spooky Statues Starter

Starter/Plenary 1

Pass the Pumpkin

 

Song Melody on MIDI 1

Starter/Plenary 2

The Haunted House Self & Peer Evaluation

Starter/Plenary 3 Dynamics & Tempo Dice

Starter/Plenary 4

Danse Macabre Starter Activity Images

Audio 6

A Night on the Bare Mountain

Starter/Plenary 5

My Haunted House Learning