In Term 4, Prep students explored Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories and music. They played and composed simple rhythms on the Aboriginal clap sticks and experimented with using symbols to represent long and short sounds. Preps created an animal soundscape based on the book ‘An Australian 1,2,3 of Animals’ by Indigenous Australian artist Bronwyn Bancroft. Here are some examples:
As part of the Term 3 music program, Prep students learnt about melody and how to identify patterns in music. They performed Hot Cross Buns for their class and even got to compose their own melodies. Here are some examples of their amazing playing!
Preps have been very busy in music this term! After performing at the Grandparents and Special Persons Day, they started working on changing the pitch of their voices (moving notes up and down to create a singing voice) and using clapping accurately in a song. Here are some examples!
This week the Preps have been learning about trees and their features. I started off with some guided drawing and then let the kids loose to create their own tree painting in their Art Journals. The results were truly beautiful, so many different and wonderful trees, all unique to the artist – much similar to the way we see diverse trees in nature. Here are a selection of snaps from the five Prep classes, enjoy!