Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 3



Subject: Physical and Health Education

Class: Primary 3

Term: 1st Term

Topic: Rhythm

Subtitle: Fundamental rhythm

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

  1. Define fundamental rhythm
  2. State six fundamental activities

Resources and materials:

Scheme of work

Online information

Instructional material: charts

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



Fundamental rhythms is also known natural dances, it is the same as fundamental movement which is what we do with our body without any hindrance. It is done with reaction to orders or musical instruments and it could be done alone or in groups.

The general purpose of a programme of fundamental rhythm is to provide a variety of basic movement experiences.

Activities of fundamental rhythm

  1. Skipping
  2. Walking
  3. Running
  4. Marching
  5. Clapping
  6. Whistling
  7. Hopping
  8. Throwing
  9. Playing of drums
  10. Balancing
  11. Galloping
  12. Catching
  13. Leaping
  14. Kicking
  15. Playing drums
  16. Sliding and
  17. Stamping of one’s foot against the ground

Combination of these activities brings about fun and creativity.


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. What is fundamental rhythm?
  2. List six activities of fundamental rhythm

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


  1. General purpose of fundamental rhythm is …………………
  2. List ten fundamental rhythm activities

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