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Creative and Expressive Arts

 

Music Overview Semester 2

 Kinder

This semester in Music and Drama, the focus is Music. They will be learning different elements of Music including: fast and slow in Tempo, loud and soft in Dynamics, parts of the body to use in Timbre, and long and short in Duration. The children will be using unpitched instruments and xylophones to help them understand these concepts.

Year 1 and 2

This semester in Music and Drama, the focus is Music. The children will further their understanding of the element of Tempo, Dynamics and Timbre. They will be exploring music getting slower and faster, getting louder and quieter, and the use of body percussion. The children will continue using unpitched instruments and xylophones to assist them in understanding these concepts.

Year 3

This semester in Music and Drama, the focus is Music. The children will further their understanding of the element of Tempo and Timbre by exploring Contrasting Tempi, the use of Body Percussion and Vocal Soundscapes, while using unpitched instruments. The children will also investigate the various families of instruments in the Orchestra.

Year 4

This semester in Music and Drama, the focus is Music. The children will further their understanding of the element of Tempo and Timbre by exploring Contrasting Tempi, the use of Body Percussion and Vocal Soundscapes, while using unpitched instruments and the Garageband App. The children will also investigate the various families of instruments in the Orchestra.

Please ensure your child has the Garageband App on their Ipad.

Years 5 and 6

This semester in Music and Drama, the focus is Music. The children will further their understanding of the element of Dynamics, Tempo and Timbre by extending musical terms used while playing unpitched instruments and using the Garageband App. Terminology taught will be Forte, Piano, Crescendo, Diminuendo, Fortissimo, Pianissimo, Prestissimo, Grave, Allegro, Adagio, Accellerando, Ralletando, Andante and Ostinati.

Please ensure your child has the Garageband App on their Ipad.

 

WHAT A DRAMATIC SEMESTER!!!!!

Kinder

Kindergarten have been role playing different members of their family. They have been concentrating on using props and clothing to assist them in their performances of different family situations.

Year 1 and Year 2

The children have been improvising Conflict Resolution scenarios to help them solve tricky situations they may encounter on the playground or classroom. They have learnt 5 steps to help them resolve problems with others and this is shown on the video link below.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BqJziC1noGQ

Year 3

The children were given the opportunity to dramatise Aboriginal Stories using outside scenery. They continued the Storytelling theme by improvising the ending of a given Space Story.

Year 4

The children completed their puppets and puppet plays. They were given a task of making a video about a character arriving in Australia on the First Fleet. This video included 7 scenes about the character and the scenes were put together on imovie.

Year 5

The children have developed an imovie about an immigrant who has settled into Australia including various scenes about the life of the immigrant. They chose to do it in the form of an interview or play.

Year 6

The children have developed an imovie about an ‘Inspirational Aussie’ including their life story and their inspirational achievements.

 

Mrs Sally Taurasi