Grade 5 and 6 Whole class performance of the Bucket Drumming piece ‘Yuck!’

In Term 4, Grade 5 and 6 students brushed-up on their Bucket Drumming skills to learn an arrangement of the percussion piece titled ‘Yuck’! They learnt the parts of the piece through ‘word phrases’ and played their parts using the correct ‘left and right’ sticking patterns. Here is an example of our arrangement!

5A

6F

Grade 3 and 4 Bucket Drumming Compositions!

Who knew buckets and chopsticks could be so musical! Grade 3 and 4 students participated in a series of workshops introducing them to reading drum notation. They then composed and notated their own rhythms and collaborated in small groups to arrange each of their individual rhythms together to make a whole composition. Here are some of our compositions!

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3W

3/4B

3F

4A

4J

4T

Grade 1 and 2 Terracotta Pot drumming!

In Term 4, Grade 1 and 2 students used movement, body percussion, speech and singing to help them learn the piece ‘Terracotta Pot’. This Orff-based unit encouraged experimentation with sounds and creativity. Students rehearsed and performed the song for the class. Red hot pot!!

BSEM in Art

We have been using some of the Berry Street Education Model (BSEM) tools such as the Ready-to-Learn scale in Art. During initial instructions, students show with 1, 2, or 3 fingers how ready they are to start their learning in Art. During independent learning, students then have an opportunity to use a ready to learn strategy or talk through an issue with the teacher.

Ready to Rock!


In Music class, we’ve been using some of the Berry Street Education Model (BSEM) tools such as the Ready-to-Learn scale, or as we like to call it, the Ready-to-Rock scale! With one simple hand gesture, we can let Ms S know how ready we are to start creating our music. Rock on!