Reception, Unit 1: Handa’s Surprise – Lesson 2

Early Learning Goals:

  • To listen and recognise different rhythmic patterns.
  • To identify different instrumental timbres (sounds) of non-European music.
  • To correctly pitch (sing) a response.


Starter activity: Listening task, introduce traditional African Instruments.

Main activity: Revisit 'Handa's Surprise' then learn the song 'Handa's Basket', incorporating the fruit phrases learnt in the previous lesson.

Plenary: Listen to ‘Wimmoweh’ played by the Soweto String quartet, followed by a call and response exercise.


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