Feel the Beat!

Feel the Beat! 


‘I said a hip-hop, the hippie, the hippie
To the hip, hip-hop and you don’t stop the rockin’
To the bang-bang boogie, say up jump the boogie
To the rhythm of the boogie, the beat…’



To begin this lesson, the children felt their heartbeats by touching their pulse points. Working in groups, they were required to use body percussion, such as stamping their feet or raising their arms in order to replicate the sounds of their heartbeats.


We learnt that the pulse is the backbone of any piece of music and is most often counted in 1, 2, 3, 4 counts. A pulse is a constant repeating note or beat (dum, dum, dum, dum).I was very impressed with how unique each performance was and the resilience on show in order to be in sync and stick to the rhythm of the heartbeat.


We ended the afternoon watching clips from Stomp The Musical and we were blown away!


Take a look at some of our performances below!


6 comments on “Feel the Beat!

  1. Wow absolutely amaing i loved the end dance of sophia and izzi it was amazing well done everyone.

  2. Thanks Mr Prior body percussion was so fun and feeling the beet along with choreographing was just an amazing experience. An added challenge of timing a resting heart rate was hard.

  3. Josh Collins yr6 says:

    Thanks Mr p it was awesome!

  4. Thanks Mr Prior for letting us do body music i hope we do more later on.

  5. Thank you Mr Prior I really enjoyed doing body percussion.

  6. It was so fun doing body percussion me and Sophia had so much fun I think everyone else did too. Everyone’s performances were amazing!

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