At its most basic, a drumkit rock rhythm can have just just four components: a snare drum hit on beats 2 and 4, a bass drum hit on beats 1 and 3.
The pdf poster features eight variations on this idea, each adding a slightly more complex hi-hat pattern or bass-drum variation.
The bass drum is coloured red, the snare green and the hi-hat blue.
Small groups of students can play these patterns together. Allocate one student to the bass / snare pattern and a second to the hi-hat pattern. The hi-hat pattern can also be duplicated on the ride cymbal and (lightly) on the bell of the crash cymbal.
Before playing the patterns on the kit, have students practice using their hands and feet while sitting on chairs. Rehearse the counting patterns, particularly for the two last rhythms with the more complex bass pattern.
Download Basic Rock Patterns Poster
My students are studying Animal Classification as part of their Year 7 Science lessons. I made this set of posters detailing the attributes of the more common vertebrates for the classroom.
Download Classification Posters
Here are three posters sets from my classroom.
The first chart in each set lists five rights children have as students. The second chart lists the relevant responsibilities these create. The third chart lists ten class rules that will help safeguard students’ rights and guide their responsibilities.
I use adaptations in my Drama and Music areas.
Music: ‘Listen while others speak or perform’, ‘Applaud performances’. “treat the Music Area with respect’
Drama: ‘Listen while others speak or perform’, ‘Applaud performances’. “treat the Drama Area with respect’
Two of my resources – the ‘Say Please‘ posters and the ‘Classroom Rights and Responsibilities’ posters are featuring on the TES Twitter feed this week.
“This is a useful resource and has been selected to feature on the @TESPrimary twitter feed over the next week. Thank you so much for sharing, you are helping to inspire teachers and students all over the world!”