Rhythm Starter

Rhythm and cues

I have used this music activity on rhythm across key stage 2. Choose “musically interactive” from the music section of the KS2 resources on www.ngfl-ymru.org.uk/vtc-home.htm. Select  arm-up clapping games from the site to suit the age and ability of your class. Split the class into four groups. Tell the first group to say the word “tea” and hold it for a count of four. Get the second group to say “coffee”, holding each syllable for a count of two. Give the third group “pop” to say on each count, and the fourth group can say “Coca-Cola”, with each syllable counting as a half-beat. Introduce each group one at a time and try to get them all to keep in time. For the plenary, allow some of  the children  to come out and conduct the class.