Category Archives: Music

GRADE 3 MUSIC

Hi Grade 3 students and families! It’s Ms S here. Welcome to Term 2 and to our new way of remote and flexible learning. It will be a bit different to seeing you in the classroom but remember, I am always here to help. Prep-3 students can keep in touch with Specialist teachers via their blogs, for the time being. Grade 4-6 students can keep in touch via Google Classroom. If you have any questions or need help with your Music work, please make a comment in this post so I can keep all the Grade 3 questions in one place which will make it easier for me to answer everything. I hope you enjoy your music work this term and hope you have a wonderful week! Rock on! Ms S

GRADE 2 MUSIC

Hi Grade 2 students and families! It’s Ms S here. Welcome to Term 2 and to our new way of remote and flexible learning. It will be a bit different to seeing you in the classroom but remember, I am always here to help. Prep-3 students can keep in touch with Specialist teachers via their blogs, for the time being. Grade 4-6 students can keep in touch via Google Classroom. If you have any questions or need help with your Music work, please make a comment in this post so I can keep all the Grade 2 questions in one place which will make it easier for me to answer everything. I hope you enjoy your music work this term and hope you have a wonderful week! Rock on! Ms S

GRADE 1 MUSIC

Hi Grade 1 students and families! It’s Ms S here. Welcome to Term 2 and to our new way of remote and flexible learning. It will be a bit different to seeing you in the classroom but remember, I am always here to help. Prep-3 students can keep in touch with Specialist teachers via their blogs, for the time being. Grade 4-6 students can keep in touch via Google Classroom. If you have any questions or need help with your Music work, please make a comment in this post so I can keep all the Grade 1 questions in one place which will make it easier for me to answer everything. I hope you enjoy your music work this term and hope you have a wonderful week! Rock on! Ms S

PREP MUSIC

Hi Prep students and families! It’s Ms S here. Welcome to Term 2 and to our new way of remote and flexible learning. It will be a bit different to seeing you in the classroom but remember, I am always here to help. Prep-3 students can keep in touch with Specialist teachers via their blogs, for the time being. Grade 4-6 students can keep in touch via Google Classroom. If you have any questions or need help with your Music work, please make a comment in this post so I can keep all the Prep questions in one place which will make it easier for me to answer everything. I hope you enjoy your music work this term and hope you have a wonderful week! Rock on! Ms S

Grade 3 Body Percussion Task videos

Hi everyone, welcome to Term 2 and welcome to remote and flexible learning! Below are the video resources for the Body Percussion Composition Task for Grade 3 students in Term 2. I’ll be posting a message soon about how we can stay in touch if you need any help. Have a fun term and I look forward to hearing your incredible compositions! Ms S

What’s happening in Music this term?

Prep

In Term 1, Preps will be introduced to the foundations of music by exploring elements such as beat, pitch, dynamics and tempo. Students will use their voices, movement and instruments to express ideas and interpret sound and silence. We will also begin responding to music through simple listening tasks using a variety of genres and styles. Preps will play and sing songs and rhymes and explore contrasts in sounds. This term is also about learning the routines in the music room and respecting the instruments and equipment we use to express our creativity.

Grade 1 and 2

This term, Grade 1 and 2 students will explore rhythmic and melodic patterns in music through the groovy books ‘Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons’ and ‘Pete the Cat: Rocking in my School Shoes’. Students will learn to sing these songs and identify the first beat in every bar as well as practice keeping a steady beat to the music. They will also compose and perform their own version of ‘Rocking in my School Shoes’ by completing a rhythmic template. Students will also learn to identify and play patterns in various nursery rhymes.

Grade 3 and 4

In Term 1, Grade 3 and 4 students will be using the percussive colourful tubes called Boomwhackers to explore duration and dynamics. They will learn about time signatures by playing and singing songs that have three beats in a bar, as opposed to the conventional four beats. Students will have the opportunity to compose and perform their own Boomwhacker piece and recognise notes in a Major scale using traditional notation. They will also experiment with simple chords and begin to understand how using these creates harmony in their piece.

Grade 5 and 6

This term, Grade 5 and 6 students will be taking a groove-based approach to learning rhythmic patterns as a large whole-class ensemble. They will be exploring traditional Jamaican reggae and dancehall rhythms as well as Afro-Cuban tumbao patterns. Students will practice maintaining their part throughout the performances and explore ways to combine and extend musical ideas through improvisation. By interpreting graphic and traditional notation, students will explore different ways of communicating and expressing musical ideas using elements such as dynamics and articulation.

School Values: Creativity

As part of the school-wide Start-Up program, students have been exploring the school value of Creativity in Music classes. What is Creativity? How can we be creative? We talked about creative thinking and how everyone thinks in different ways. Students then completed an activity where they collected three picture cards of everyday items (e.g. table, paper clips, lego) and collaborated in small groups to solve the following problem:

A monkey has escaped from the local zoo. How will you use your 3 items to create a trap to safely return it?

We had some super creative ideas!

 

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!

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