Lesson 1: Introduction to Samba

Pupils learn to identify the features of Samba music, including where it originates from, the main instruments used and its dynamics

Before the lesson

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Learning objectives

  • To recognise and identify the main features of samba music

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Listen with attention to  and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
  • Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Can, if possible, work with a supporting adult who can recap parts of the lesson as they go along.

Pupils working at greater depth: Should use musical vocabulary to describe the music they hear.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding


Created by:
Kapow Primary, 
Music specialist