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Music @ Churchlands Primary School 2019

Music Program Summary 2019 – each class receives 1x 60 minutes of tuition per week

Whole school (Pre primary to year 6) will learn and sing community songs including

ANZAC song, Music Count Us In song, WA day song

Pre Primary

  • Music Introduction – Basic instrument exploration and familiarity including all insts in classroom,
  • Sound studies in environment, categorisation of instruments (what are they made of and how are they played) Musical Treasure Chest. Peace at last, Very noisy bear, Night noises…
  • Draw  (Visual art) ideas and meaning from songs and music.
  • Play copy cat rhythms on percussion insts
  • Play School Music Book–easy and fun tunes to sing / move with actions and accompany with instruments
  • Other fun songs– Cock a doodle doo, Days of the Week
  • Compose from musical stimulus; Simple compositions using easy symbols/drawings, labels. Connect to musical elements one at a time
  • Selection from The Best Singing Games – choose from yr 1 & 2 rep. Circle games, dances and more…
  • Sight singing – use Do Re Mi and hand signs, simple music score reading, fun vocal warm ups. Solo singing in a circle, Penny Game
  • Composition from various stimulus. Use of symbols to rep. inst’s and how to play them
  • Listening activities Respond to a wide variety of songs. Play small sections at a time, explore any learning points/musical elements emerging
  • Creative Movement activities – including robots and mice, free emotional and role play moving. Use scarves and masks to further role play. Freeze games/ change, grow, respond to different styles of piano/keyboard.

 Year 1 and 2

  • Singing and Movement Games –  A selection of activities will be used to explore vocal skills and rhythms  – Clap your hands, Okki Tokki Unga book, Sol fa hand signs, Who Stole The Penny. Include drama, actions, semi and structured dance
  • HOWESMITH songs  – keep it real with songs composed by me – SHARK song, Chicken Dance Seed in a Packet, Let’s Go Dinosauring, Little Car.
  • Sing (and write parodies) – 5 Little Monkeys, The Peanut Song, Songs from 65 Songs to Sing
  • Instrument exploration – basic names for all; Musical Treasure Chest. Simple elements explored (eg timbre)
  • Books -Mr Big, Gruffalo, Thunderstorm Dancing  – explore musical characters and emotions/scenes; Compose and perform
  • Books to explore sound -Peace at last, Very noisy bear, Night noises
  • Kodaly puppet activities – Focus on simple rhythmic ostinato and symbol writing by using the puppet or fruit names as stimulus.
  • Play Copy Cats and other rhythmic games
  • GARAGE BAND – all kids taken through a structured composition to utilise fully the features available
  • Class band Xylophone and percussion
  • Listening activities Respond to a wide variety of songs. Play small sections at a time.
  • Creative Movement activities – including robots and mice, free emotional and role play moving. Use of Scarves/masks

Year 3 and 4

  • Recorder (yr 4 only) playing and ukulele playing (yr 3 and 4)
  • Rhythmic project – Ti’s and Taa’s, clapping singing games, Kodaly word rhythm compositions
  • Intro to the Classics – experience a good selection “Best of…Classics” now relate to composer history, time frame, styles of classical
  • Composition from books Mamang aboriginal story, The Duck and the Darkling etc
  • Song Study: students will study songs – classics and popular, political/social commentary, composers POV, analyse music and lyrics.
  • Sing songs for enjoyment reflect using fishbone strategy
  • Rhythmic bingo to solidify taa and titi. Use chatter box and dice to play a simple rhythm building game
  • KODALY word rhythms – grow a theme from The Mysterious Ticking Noise puppet show…
  • Making Instruments –prepare resources to make and use a simple collection of instruments include Balloon Bassoons, Water Jar Bells, Carrot Clarinet Demo
  • GARAGE BAND – all kids taken through a structured composition to utilize fully the features available
  • Other digital music making; MATRIX, loopy, drum machines
  • Short Blast music making experiences – quick music creation session from a variety of inspiration. Stimuli including news article, piece of music, picture, cartoon, drama or visual art activity etc. Session to include plan, performances and reflection.

 Year 5 and 6

  • GARAGE BAND – all kids taken through a structured composition to utilize fully the features available
  • Utilise and explore other Music technology such as MATRIX and Loopy, Synths drum machines – pedals and recording using apps and irig/mics. Noteflight to notate ideas
  • Composition from inspirational short film – open ended composition of 1 piece of complex music
  • Create a leit motiv for a character of your choice
  • Orchestra and Score Sydney Symphony and Richard Gill – The Haffner Mozart
  • Ukulele development – melody, chords, riffs, songs, improvisation using pentatonic scale. Ensembles with percussion, vocals and guitars to perform
  • 12 Bar Blues study- …. Different eras of 12 Bar to look at. Structure, variations. 12 Bar Blues songs written as social comments For Our School; The Rules, new school song etc
  • Short Blast music making experiences – quick music creation session from a variety of inspiration. Stimuli including news article, piece of music, picture, cartoon, short poem written, drama or visual art activity etc. Session to include plan, rehearse, performances and reflection.

Michael Howesmith   Music Specialist

Email: michael.howesmith@education.wa.edu.au

Instrumental Music School Services program (IMSS)

The Instrumental Music School Services program (IMSS) enhances the school’s music program by teaching various instruments to over 70 students from year 3-6. These instruments include violin, viola, cello, double bass, trumpet, trombone, baritone horn, clarinet, flute and piano.

CHUMT Show

At the end of term 2, our talent show (The CHUMT SHOW) brought out a huge array of amazing performers, including some very talented solo singers and 2 special girls, Caitlyn and Anna who wowed the crowd and won the show with their rendition of Naughty from Matilda the Musical.

VOICE Senior Choir & BMN (Big Music Night)

VOICE Senior Choir, numbering 65 children, performed mature, complex three part songs to an extremely high level, shining in their performances at both Crown Theatre and our very own Big Music Night (BMN).

HOTNOTES Orchestra

The HOTNOTES Orchestra, a full orchestra of 40 children, performed contemporary tunes to great effect and Churchlands Primary School String Orchestra scored outstanding in their division at the ABODA Junior Orchestra Festival.