Grade 3 & 4 hip-hop raps

This term Grade 3 and 4 students have been working in small groups to write and perform their own raps. They used a template to structure their composition and had to rehearse and perform their rap to a backing track. Grade 3 students focused on performance and Grade 4 students focused on recording using the GarageBand software and created their own backing tracks.

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4A
Otis, Hazel, Perry, Joanna
Rosie, Mai, Elise, Matilda
Sid, Adrian, Riley, Christos
Casper, Ollie, Elsie, Owen
Ben, Lucas, Miles, Rufus
Leo, Julia, Milos, Lana

4G
Fern, Tilly, Alice M, Scarlet
Nicolas, Lachlan, Illium, Hamish
Alice W, Anneka, Ashlin, Annie
Ben, Evan, Harry, Jack, Zac
Sylvia, Grace, Alexandra, Ryan
Paddy, Callum, Louis, Owen

4W
Wil, George, Ollie, Archie
Laura, Dana, Phoebe, Maia
Ella, Ronnie, Hannah, Lulu
Toby, Shep, Kenuo, Sienna, Nina
Ryder, Isaiah, Ani, Hugo
Leon, William, Lachlan, Bhagy

Grade 1 & 2 Animal Raps

Grade 1 and 2 students worked very hard on their Animal Raps this term. Each group chose a different animal and brainstormed some words and ideas for their rap. They then had to think of rhymes that would suit their animal and write their rap using a composition template. As a class, the students chose some drum and bass loops using the GarageBand software to create a backing track for their class rap. They then had to practise along to the backing track and finally record their raps using an iPad. We even had to wear headphones like in a real recording studio!! Yo, yo…check below to hear our class animal raps and see what we got up to…

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1D Animal Rap

1G Animal Rap

1L Animal Rap

2D Animal Rap

2M Animal Rap

2P Animal Rap

2Z Animal Rap

Junior Jam Club

During Term 2, students in grades Prep, 1 and 2 have had the opportunity to come along to a lunchtime club once a week in the Music room called ‘Junior Jam Club’. Contrary to popular belief, we don’t actually make strawberry jam, we play music together and try different instruments we’ve never tried before. It’s so much fun!


Japanese koi scrolls

The Grade 5/6s have been hard at work this term creating these beautiful Japanese koi scroll artworks. The focus for this artwork was on drawing anatomically correct fish and showing movement and rhythm in the water. The students used water colour paints, decorative paper, wooden sticks and wool. What I find interesting is that all the students have created very unique artworks, despite the fact they all painted the same type of fish, koi. If you would like to see these artworks up close, there is a display in the front office and in the main hallway. Enjoy!

Chinese Willow Plates

As part of the Asian art unit this term, the Grade 1/2 students created these beautifully detailed Chinese Willow Plates. During this project, students learnt about monochromatic artworks, with a focus on hues. Students also learnt about the story behind the willow design and used this as inspiration for the composition and subject matter of their piece.

Hip-Hop Incursion

Bell Primary School students were lucky enough to be visited by three of Australia’s top emcees (rappers) this week as part of the Hip-Hop/Rap unit in Music in Term 2. Grey Ghost, Mantra and Class A held workshops to teach students from Prep to Grade 6 how to use rhythm and rhyme to create their own raps. Here is some of what happened!

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Koi sketches

This term the Grade 5/6s are making Japanese koi scroll artworks. During the past few weeks, students have been sketching and painting koi in preparation for their final work. Here are some beautiful process shots of them exploring different approaches to drawing and painting the koi. Watch this space in the next few weeks to see their final works!

Wood off-cuts needed

Hi wonderful Bell Community!

I’m in need of about 30 wood off-cuts that children could hold comfortably in their hands. If there are any mums, dads or grandparents out there, who work with wood and would be able to help us, I’d be very appreciative. If this is something you can help out with, please don’t hesitate to pop into the art room after school to chat to me.

Thank you!