Monthly Archives: December 2014

Pop Art portraits by Grade 5/6

To finish off the year, the Grade 5/6s looked at Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe print. As we didn’t have enough time to print, the students painted different coloured backgrounds and then photocopied their original drawing onto coloured paper to create these works. They look terrific!

Preps use visual meditation to create art

During Prep transition, Chelsea and Lisa took those Preps that had buddies in the afternoon for an art lesson. Using a visual meditation book, the Preps relaxed and began to harness their imagination. After the meditation they were asked to draw something they had imagined. Below are some excerpts from the book and their drawings which respond to those excerpts. It was interesting to see a visual representation of what they had imagined in their mind.

The star

The fish in the river

The worry tree

The Ants

The Animals

Grade 5 and 6 Sound Art Performances

Over 15 weeks the Grade 5/6s embarked on an inquiry unit based on sound art. For the whole of Term Three and part of Term Four Visual Art and Music were fused, allowing students to explore ideas behind sound art and understand these separate disciplines in a new light.

Students participated in experimental play, in which they were given time to purely create using a vast array of different materials. We had guest speakers, such as a sound artist, visual artist and a musician come and visit the students to impart some of their knowledge on the key subjects. The students then collaborated in groups to create a composition and performed it to an audience of over 100 people. Below are links to the videos of each performance – enjoy

The introduction to the final performance.

Please click  5/6I plus 1 to view videos of final performances.

Please click  5/6R&T  to view videos of final performances.

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Some Of The Plans  and More Plans

Some Of The The Instruments

 

 

Some Amazing Performances From Our Talented 5/6 Students

Wow! We have some wonderfully talented students here at Bell PS. Please take the time to listen to the two excellent performances below. The boys are performing a song that the wrote themselves called My Girl. They have been rehearsing very hard over the past couple of months under the guidance of Ms S (Be sure to also check out their School Fete performance below)

The Grade 6 Girls are performing Little Talks.  They too have been practising hard over the past couple of months working with Jacinta their instrumental teacher and they will be performing at their Grade 6  graduation.

Please leave a comment if you enjoyed the performances.

Bell PS Rock Ensemble

Grade 6 Girls Perform Little Talks

Click here to view the Bell PS Rock band Performing at the Bell PS Fun Day (Fete)

5/6 DJ Christmas Mix!

Incredibox is one of my favourite online music making web apps. It’s simplicity allows students to experience instant success from Prep through to grade 6. Incredibox has just updated to version 4 with  a whole new mix of funky loops. This week the 5/6 students adopted the role of DJ’s and charged with creating there very own ‘Class House Christmas Mix’. Key to any good dance track is for the DJ to create and maintain the ebb and flow (peaks and troughs) of the music to pique (pun intended)  the listeners interest. The students soon realised the importance of rehearsing their music before pressing the record button so that they had some idea of how to put it all together.

Please click on the links below to listen to the wonderful music these creative students have produced.

5/6T Christmas Mix                                  5/6 R Christmas Mix