Reception, Unit 1: Handa’s Surprise – Lesson 4

Early Learning Goals:

  • To play rhythms accurately as a group (ensemble).
  • To rehearse as a group (ensemble).


Starter activity: Focus on one African Instrument using the clip resource, e.g the Mbira.

Main activity: Extension of previous lesson's main activity, children form groups based on one chosen fruit, each group assigned a different instrument.

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

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