Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 6

Rhythmic Activities

Week 4

Subject: Creative Art

Topic: Rhythmic Activities

Duration: 40 mins

Reference: Comprehensive cultural and creative arts for primary schools book 6

Previous knowledge: Pupils are familiar with Tie and Dye

Objective: At the end of the lesson pupil should be able to:

  1. State the meaning of rhythm
  2. Identify types of rhythm


Rhythm is the movement or flow of musical sounds. It can be quick or slow.

Beat in rhythm

Rhythm is organized in a regular pattern. These patterns control the movement of music. The basic rhythmic pattern or unit is the beat or pulse. The beat of music is a pattern that is like the ticking of a clock.

Measures and motives in rhythm

Rhythm beats are grouped into larger units called measures. Measures in rhythm are grouped into larger units o patterns called motives.

Types of rhythm

There are basically two types of rhythm

  1. Simple rhythm: a rhythm is said to be simple when its time signature is in compound time.
  2. Compound (complex) rhythm: a rhythm is said to be compound when the time signature is in compound time.


Step I: Teacher revises previous lesson with pupils

Step II: Teacher introduces and explains new topic to pupils

Step III: Pupils are allowed to ask questions

Step IV: Teacher writes notes on the board for pupils.


  1. What is rhythm?
  2. Describe two types of rhythm
  3. What is beat in rhythm

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