Key Stage Two : Music : Rain Rhythms : Lesson Four – Thunder and Lightning


This music teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to select and perform a range of different rhythm patterns that can represent a type of weather. The children can try composing their own rhythm patterns with beats and rests to perform to the class.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to select and perform a range of different rhythm patterns to represent a type of weather

Learning Objectives

Play tuned and untuned instruments with control and rhythmic accuracy. Develop rhythmic material when composing and performing.

Learning Outcomes

I can play four beat rhythm patterns using percussion instruments to represent a specific idea or feeling. I can compose and perform compositions with specific rhythms.

Thunder and Lightning

Teaching sequence to help the children select and perform a range of different rhythm patterns to represent a type of weather

Storm Rhythms

Display posters for whole class discussion to help the children identify and perform rhythm patterns to represent a type of weather

Storm Rhythms

Template to help the children select and record a range of different rhythm patterns to represent a type of weather

Storm Rhythms (support)

Activity to help the children play a range of different rhythm patterns to represent a type of weather

Thunder and Lightning

Interactive activity to help the children select and perform a range of different rhythm patterns to represent a type of weather

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to select and perform a range of different rhythm patterns to represent a type of weather

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