Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 3

Creative rhythm and movement


Subject: Physical and Health Education

Class: Primary 3

Term: 1st Term

Topic: Creative rhythm and movement

Subtitle: Rhythm and movement

Learning Objectives: At the end of this this lesson, pupils should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate rhythm
  2. Differentiate between animals sounds and sounds made by people
  3. State the importance of rhythm and movement

Resources and materials:

Scheme of work

Online information

Instructional material: picture chart

Building Background/connection to prior knowledge: pupils are familiar with the topic from their previous classes.



Creative Rhythms

A creative rhythm is an end product of movements as children learn to move the parts of their body and to use them as instruments of expression.

Rhythm activities

  1. Fundamental rhythm
  2. Sing along games
  3. Dancing
  4. Folk dance


Types rhythm

  1. Random rhythm
  2. Regular rhythm
  3. Alternating rhythm
  4. Progress rhythm
  5. Flowing rhythm

Creative Movement is a joyful way for children to explore movement through music, develop physical skills, channel energy, stimulate imagination and promote creativity. Creative movement uses body actions to: communicate an image (the wind), communicate an idea (a journey) or communicate a feeling (strength).

Benefits of Creative Movement

  1. Helps children develop body control.
  2. Children gain coordination and balance through varied movements.
  3. Children are able to respond to music and rhythm.
  4. Encourages children to express their creativity in physical ways

Animals and human sound

  1. Dogs bark
  2. Goat and sheep bleat
  3. Frog croaks
  4. Lions roar
  5. Elephant trumpet
  6. Camels grunt
  7. Cats meow, hiss and purr
  8. Birds whistle, twitter, tweet and sing
  9. Cock crows
  10. Donkey bray
  11. Eagles scream
  12. Doves coo
  13. Duck quack
  14. Jackals howl
  15. Snake hiss
  16. Zebra whinny
  17. Humans talk, cry, scream, shout, whistle and whisper

Importance of rhythm and movement

  1. Rhythm spur emotion
  2. Influence thoughts
  3. Aid relaxation
  4. Encourages fun

Strategies& Activities:

Step1: Teacher revises the previous topic.

Step2: Teacher introduces the new topic.

Step3: Teacher explains the new topic.

Step4: Teacher welcomes pupils’ questions.

Step5: Teacher evaluates the pupils.

Assessment & Evaluation:

  1. List six animals and their sounds
  2. List three animals sound

WRAP UP(CONCLUSION) Teacher goes over the topic once again for better understanding.


  1. state two benefits of creative rhythm
  2. what is creative rhythm

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