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Musical gestures

Lesson 3 of 5


7-11 yrs

Pupils extend their understanding of selection from previous units by following and modifying algorithms. They then consider how gestures are used by a conductor in an orchestra and write algorithms to instruct others which notes to play on a pitched instrument (i.e. glockenspiel) when certain gestures are made.

Key learning:

  • To analyse and modify algorithms
  • To identify patterns in algorithms
  • To write algorithms using repetition and selection