We plan tasks that allow pupils to show their understanding, both of a standalone lesson and as part of a sequence of lessons, whilst making links to previous learning in other topics and year groups.
"When we started the topic, I had heard of The Beatles and knew that they used electric guitars and they wrote songs about places in Liverpool. However, I didn't know how much their music changed throughout their career. They started using other instruments like a sitar, which is a stringed Indian instrument a bit like a guitar." - Caitlin
"I knew that The Beatles became very popular but I didn't know that they influenced music not just in Britain but in other parts of the world too." - Nathan
"We played a really fun game where we had to roll a dice that would ask us a question about the lyrics of the song 'Penny Lane' then we had to listen to the song and answer the question. We all understood the song a lot better afterwards." - Joseph
"The song Penny Lane has a lot of sound effects in it. We had to listen and note down all the different sound effects we could hear. Then we spoke about what effect this has on the song." - Daisy