Lesson 2: Rhythmic safari

Children listen to African folk music while you take them on a safari around the classroom, using their voices to imitate the sounds of the animals they meet, and learn to clap back animal rhythms in time to the music

Learning Objectives

  • Suggesting instruments to represent different animals
  • Describing music I hear and what it makes me think of
  • Moving and making sounds like an animal
  • Clapping back in time, a simple rhythm clapped to me
  • Recognising that music is shown through beats and notation

Teacher Video: Rhythmic safari


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Rhythmic Notation Powerpoint
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