Famous for more than Five Minutes

Block D - Composers

Study people who have made significant contributions both nationally and internationally. Be inspired by their achievements and try some projects in the same areas of expertise such as art, music, leadership, science, mathematics and invention. Be inspired by these role models, to dream of what you might achieve in the future. Choose famous people from the following broad historical eras: Tudor and Renaissance times (T), Victorian and early Modern times (V), Early Twentieth Century (E) and Late Twentieth /Early Twentieth Century (L). Each block will allow you to explore one or two changes in aspects of everyday life.

Learn about their lives and musical contributions of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Compare their achievements, timelines and talents. Feel suspense and excitement and examine how musical extracts make you feel. Look at the differences between their eras then be transported to the theatre to experience the music they are famous for. Create musical theatre boxes and work together to create a class presentation!

This Topic is written for Key Stage 1. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: Fact finders

Learn about the lives ofAndrew Lloyd Webber and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and take part in a fact finding mission.

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02: Mood music

Discover how music creates mood and atmosphere, be introduced to the musical CATS and use the first verse of the poem to compose a musical accompaniment.

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03: Whose line is it anyway?

Understand more of Mozart’s and Andrew Lloyd Webber´s methods of writing and their lives in the 18th and 21st Century.

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04: A night at the theatre

Learn about Opera and Musicals, listen to music extracts and discover the music they are famous for.

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05: Theatre then and now

Compare theatre in the 18th/21st Century and make musical theatre boxes and characters.

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06: Theatre box presentations

Refer back to work completed over the past sessions and create a presentation to share knowledge gained and a secret fact!