Class: Primary 6
Term: 2nd Term
Week: 3
Age: 12 years
Duration: 40 minutes
Subject: Cultural & Creative Arts
Sub-Theme: Music
Topic: Choral Singing/Melody – making choir


  • Meaning of choir
  • Parts of a choir
  • Types of singing
  • Melodic parts in a four-part singing

Specific Objectives:

  • Cognitive Domain:
    • Define choir
    • List the parts of a choir
    • List & explain the 4 types of singing.
  • Affective Domain:
    • identify the melody in singing.
  • Psychomotor Domain:
    • practice and perform a choral piece
    • Practice singing in different choir parts.
  • Social Domain:
    • practice and perform (a) solo song; (b) duet; etc.
    • Develop teamwork and cooperation in group singing.

Reference Materials:

  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • [List relevant textbook]

Instructional Materials:

  • Piano or keyboard
  • Audio recordings of choral music
  • Music sheets
  • Whiteboard and markers

Rationale for the Lesson:
Choral singing fosters a sense of community, enhances musical skills, and contributes to cultural awareness and appreciation.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Basic understanding of singing and familiarity with simple songs.


ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupils’ ActivityLearning Point
Introduction5 minsInteractive LectureQuestion & AnswerIntroduce the concept of choir and ask pupils about their experience with singing.Pupils share their experiences.Engage pupils in the topic.
Choir Definition5 minsExplanationLectureExplain the meaning of a choir.Pupils listen and ask questions.Understand what a choir is.
Choir Parts10 minsDemonstrationGroup ActivityDemonstrate the different choir parts using audio examples.Pupils listen to examples and identify parts.Learn about choir parts.
Types of Singing5 minsDiscussionInquiry-based LearningDiscuss different types of singing and give examples.Pupils participate in discussion.Differentiate types of singing.
Four-part Singing10 minsPracticalGroup SingingDivide pupils into groups and practice four-part singing.Pupils sing in their respective parts.Practice singing in harmony.
Note Taking3 minsGuided WritingLecture & SummarizationGuide pupils to take notes on key concepts.Pupils write down notes.Reinforce learning points.
Evaluation2 minsQuestion and AnswerAssessmentAsk questions to evaluate understanding.Pupils answer questions.Assess knowledge.

Classroom Note:

Meaning of Choir

A choir is a group of people who sing together, often in different voice parts like soprano, alto, tenor, and bass.

Parts of a Choir

  1. Treble/Soprano: High-pitched female or children’s voices.
  2. Alto: Lower female voices.
  3. Tenor: Higher male voices.
  4. Bass: Lower male voices.

Types of Singing

  • Solo: One person singing.
  • Duet: Two people singing together.
  • Trio: Three people singing together.
  • Quartet: Four people singing together.

Melodic Parts in Four-Part Singing

In four-part singing, harmony is created through the combination of different voice parts. Each part has its melody that complements the others.


  1. What is a choir?
  2. Name the four parts of a choir.
  3. Give two examples of types of singing.

Lesson Vocabulary:

  • Choir: A group of people singing together.
  • Soprano: The highest female singing voice.
  • Alto: A lower female singing voice.
  • Tenor: A higher male singing voice.
  • Bass: The lowest male singing voice.

Note to Teachers:
Adapt this lesson to suit the musical experience of your pupils and available resources. Encourage participation and ensure a safe and inclusive environment for all pupils.

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Last Update: January 29, 2024