Creative Rhythms and Movements

Subject : 

Physical and Health Education,

Term :

Second Term ,


Week 3

Class :

Basic 1 / Primary 1


Previous lesson : 

The pupils have previous knowledge of Fundamental Rhythms and Movements



Topic : Creative Rhythms and Movements


Behavioural objectives :

At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • mention various types of creative movements
  • explain different types of rhythm movements
  • mention types of creative rhythms and  movements


Instructional Materials :

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Related Online Video
  • Flash Cards

Methods of Teaching :

  • Class Discussion
  • Group Discussion
  • Asking Questions
  • Explanation
  • Role Modelling
  • Role Delegation


Reference Materials :

  • Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks
  • 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
  • Workbooks


Content :




Creative rhythmic movements are movements that go with sounds. These include the following:

People Marching

A group of people for example, Boys Scouts, Girls Brigade, Soldiers and the Police produce rhythms and sounds while marching.

The command ‘left right, left right’ by the leader gives the group the marching order. This results in regular movements with rhythms and sounds. At the command of the leader, marching could become quick or slow.

Movement of Animals

Some animals that move in groups create specific rhythms and sounds as they move. Example of these animals are cows, camels, sheep, horses and elephants.

An increase in rhythm and sound is created by forcing the animals to move faster

Movement of Machines

Common machines such as grinding machines, generators, train engines, vehicle engines, printing machines, conveyor machines and motor-cycles produce specific rhythms and sounds when moving or when in use. Increase in speed increases the regular movement and sound of these machines.





The topic is presented step by step


Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2.

He introduces the new topic


Step 3:

The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise




The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.

The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written by the pupils.

He or she does the necessary corrections when and where  the needs arise.



  • Explain creative rhythm movement
  • How is marching done
  • How is hopping done rightly
  • Mention three creative rhythm movements




Prepare for the next lesson by reading about Locomotor Movements