Class: Primary 3

Term: 1st Term

Week: 9

Age: 8 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Basic Science & Technology

Curriculum Theme: Physical & Health Education

Topic: Fundamental Rhythms and Movement


  • Meaning of fundamental rhythms.
  • Activities under fundamental rhythms: walking, bending, marching, skipping, and jumping.

Specific Objectives:
By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  • Define fundamental rhythms.
  • List different activities under fundamental rhythms.
  • Perform fundamental rhythm movements.

Reference Materials:

  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Course Book
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks (List your relevant textbook here)

Instructional Materials:

  • Visual aids (pictures or diagrams)
  • Markers and a whiteboard

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding fundamental rhythms and movements is essential for physical health and coordination. This knowledge helps in maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Pupils should have basic knowledge of physical movements and activities for their age.


ContentTime Teaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction (Meaning)5 MinsDiscussion– Introduce the topic “Fundamental Rhythms and Movement.”
– Explain that fundamental rhythms are basic, repeated movements that our bodies make.
Listen attentively.
Defining Fundamental Rhythms5 MinsExplanation & Discussion– Define fundamental rhythms as basic, repeated movements that our bodies naturally do.
– Ask pupils to think of some movements they do every day.
Think and share ideas.
Activities Under Fundamental Rhythms10 MinsDemonstration & Practice– Give examples like walking, bending, marching, skipping, and jumping.
– Demonstrate each activity (walking, bending, marching, skipping, and jumping).
– Have pupils practice each movement.
– Correct and guide them as needed.
Practice movements.
Listing Activities5 MinsDiscussion– Ask pupils to list the activities they practiced.
– Discuss why these activities are important for our bodies.
Share and discuss.
Conclusion5 MinsRecap & Discussion– Summarize the lesson on fundamental rhythms and their importance.
– Encourage questions and discussions.
Ask questions and discuss.
Note Taking5 MinsNote Preparation– Provide a concise note summarizing the lesson.
– Pupils copy the note into their notebooks.
Copy the note.

Note to Pupils:

Fundamental Rhythms:

These are basic, repeated movements our bodies make naturally.

Activities under Fundamental Rhythms:

  1. Walking
  2. Bending
  3. Marching
  4. Skipping
  5. Jumping.

These movements help us stay healthy and active.


  1. What are fundamental rhythms?
  2. List three activities under fundamental rhythms.
  3. Why are these activities important for our bodies?

Teaching Aids:
Visual aids, markers, whiteboard.

Note to Teachers:
Customize the lesson content, teaching methods, and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, curriculum, and available resources.

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Last Update: September 25, 2023