Tag: African Instruments

Reception, Unit 1: Handa’s Surprise – Lesson 6

Early Learning Goals: To perform different rhythmic patterns in unison as a class ensemble. To maintain a pulse within a group performance. To follow a musical structure.   Starter activity: Warm up with echo rhythms using the Fruit Rhythm cards. Main activity: Rehearse each part of the performance that have been worked on during previous lessons. […]

Reception, Unit 1: Handa’s Surprise – Lesson 5

Early Learning Goals: To maintain a pulse within a group performance. To rehearse as a group (ensemble).   Starter activity: Watch the video, ‘Slum Drummers of Kenya’ and discuss the process of making homemade instruments. Main activity: To develop the introduction to the class performance of ‘Handa’s surprise’, focusing on pulse and rhythm. Plenary: Listen to ‘Djembe Precaution’ […]

Reception, Unit 1: Handa’s Surprise – Lesson 4

Early Learning Goals: To play rhythms accurately as a group (ensemble). To rehearse as a group (ensemble).   Starter activity: Focus on one African instrument using the clip resource, e.g the Mbira. Main activity: Extension of previous lesson’s main activity, pupils form groups based on one chosen fruit, each group assigned a different instrument. Plenary: Listen to […]

Reception, Unit 1: Handa’s Surprise – Lesson 3

Early Learning Goals: To listen to, perform and internalise rhythms. To identify instrumental timbres (sounds) of non-European music. To maintain a pulse through movement.   Starter activity: Look at pictures that show many examples of African instruments. Pay close attention to; the Mbira, Balafon, Kora and Djembe. Main activity: Revisit the previous lesson’s main activity, test […]

Reception, Unit 1: Handa’s Surprise – Lesson 2

Early Learning Goals: To listen and recognise different rhythmic patterns. To identify different instrumental timbres (sounds) of non-European music. To correctly pitch (sing) a response.   Starter activity: Listening and response task based on the provided clip, introduce traditional African music and instruments. Main activity: Revisit ‘Handa’s Surprise’ and learn the song ‘Handa’s Basket’, incorporating the fruit […]