PRE-PRIMARY MUSIC

This year during our music lessons, we have been learning to:

– Keep the beat

– Play instruments to the beat

– Copy and create our own rhythm patterns

– Sing in tune

– Move safely and creatively around the room

– Follow instructions to learn a dance

– Play different instruments (including xylophones)

For the Winter Solstice on June 21st, we played “Five Little Monkeys” in our pyjamas.

We had lots of fun and giggled our way through the song.

For our NAIDOC week celebrations (Week 10), the pre-primary music students read a story called “When We Go Walkabout” by Alfred and Rhoda Lalara. We chose instruments to match the sound of each animal and the recorded our own musical story.

This is the musical story recording made by Room 2, Pre-primary, Mrs Tomich’s class.

 

YEAR ONE MUSIC

This year during our music lessons, we have been learning to:

– Move to the beat

– Play instruments to the beat

– Copy and create our own rhythm patterns

– Sing songs for celebration

– Create group percussion presentations

– Create partner and group dances

– Play xylophones using correct techniques

– Read, write and play rhythm patterns

For our NAIDOC week celebrations (Week 10), the Year One students also enjoyed learning the traditional Torres Island lullaby, Inanay. We sang it, danced it and learned to play instruments to it as well.

This is Room 4, Mrs Cass’s class singing the traditional song, Inanay.

 

This term, the Year Ones have been exploring music and feelings. The Year One music classes have been writing their own lyrics to create a song about feeling happy. This is our Happy Song, written and recorded by the AGPS Year One students.

 

YEAR TWO MUSIC

This year during our music lessons, we have been learning to:

– Explore different ways of moving and keeping the beat

– Play instruments with correct technique

– Create and notate our own rhythm patterns

– Hear and identify a rhythm played on a drum

– Sing songs for celebration

– Create group percussion presentations based on word patterns

– Play tunes on xylophones using correct technique

– Show respectful audience behaviour

– Read, write and play music

– Read and notate the treble clef notes E,G,B,D,F and F,A,C,E

– Give feedback on peer performance

– Demonstrate spoken and written responses to music

For our NAIDOC week celebrations (Week 10), the Year Two students also enjoyed learning the traditional Torres Island lullaby, Inanay. We spent 4 weeks learning the rhythm, creating ostinati (repeated rhythm patterns to match) and working together to create a whole class performance of the song.

This is Room 8, Mrs Collinson’s class singing and playing along to the traditional song, Inanay.

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