Lesson 5: Samba performance

After warming up with some call and response, the class perform their samba piece together

Before the lesson

Learning objectives

  • To perform rhythmic breaks within the samba piece

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need prompting when it is their turn to play; position them with confident members of the group.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should be told to take charge of their sections; make them responsible for prompting the less confident members of the group.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding


Created by:
Kapow Primary, 
Music specialist