Music Program Summary 2020 – 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
- Music Introduction – Basic instrument exploration and familiarity including all inst’s in classroom, FLASH CARD game
- 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– bumble bee, who stole the chickens, days of the week
- Compose from musical stimulus Simple compositions using easy symbols/drawings, labels. Connect to elements one at a time
- Selection from The Best Singing Games – choose from yr 1 & 2 rep. Circle games, dances etc
- 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 represent 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,fFreeze 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 – LETS SING books Okki Tokki Unga book, Sol fa hand signs, 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
- Sing (and write parodies) – 5 Little Monkeys, The Peanut Song, You Can’t Rollerskate..
- Reflection – Songs we sing at school… Songs we use for celebration
- Steam Making Instruments – Balloon Bassoon, Water Jar Bells, Clarinet Carrot demo, Shakers, string inst, leaf blowers with pop sticks.
- Instrument exploration – basic names for all, NEW Flash card game (2018) make up your own
Musical Treasure Chest. Simple elements explored (timbre)
- Books Funky Monkey, Mr Big, explore musical concepts, musical characters and emotions/scenes; Compose and perform
- Soundscape composition project – utilise the PP soundscape area
- Kodaly puppet activities – Focus on simple rhythmic ostinato and symbol writing by using the fruit shaker 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
- Xylophone, uke and percussion class band – to prepare for various activities, link to books eg: Musicians of Bremen
- Listening activities Respond to a wide variety of songs. Play small sections at a time. Start with FANFARE – Classical music compilation. Copy rhythms, mimic sounds, sing sections, describe the music, discuss the lyrics, move to music.
- Creative Movement activities – including robots and mice, free emotional and role play moving. Use of Scarves/masks
Year 3 and 4
- The Uke has Landed –commence with yr 3’s only – yr 4’s join in or catch up when they are not using recorders. First 6 chords and 3 or 4 songs to strum, build skills and perform as a class; self assessment
- Recorder disorder – year 4 only – Beginner recorder , term one and 2. Simple playing, reading notes / numbers and group work
- 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, others to choose
- Peter and the Wolf – study leitmotifs use in Disney/Prokofief music – create your own
- Rhythmic bingo to solidify taa and titi. Use chatter box and dice to play a simple rhythm building game
- Making Instruments (0r 1/2’s only)–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
- Clapping singing games – learn a diverse repertoire, develop on percussion too before creating own, performing, videoing and reflecting. Who stole my Chickens, Sevens, Miss Mary Mack, Apple on a stick
- Short Blast music making experiences – quick 1 session music creation 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
- Ukulele development – (ASME summer school 2020) melody, chords, riffs, songs, improvisation using penta scale. Ensembles with percussion, vocals and guitars to perform
- 12 Bar Blues study- …. Diff eras of 12 Bar to look at. Practice structure etc
12 Bar Blues songs written as social comments For Our School The Rules, new school song etc
- Parody Writing – analyse some fun parodies and choose a song from voted list to write a parody and perform
- Rhythm Playing and Writing-Commencing with simple rhythmic games and listening/writing activities, children will learn basic rhythmic patterns as Ti’s and Taa’s as well as more formal writing symbols. Many multi-cultural/world music bands and rhythms will be explored to experience a wide diversity of rhythms including Aboriginal and Asian groups. Full Drum kit playing will also be rehearsed. Compose various rhythms on digital technology
- GARAGE BAND – all kids taken through a structured composition to utilize fully the features available. Noteflight to notate ideas/ rhythms as learned (above)
- Composition from inspirational short film – open ended composition of 1 piece of complex music to suit short film, solo planning and composition, followed by group performance –recording and comparison of yr 5/6 versions with original
- Orchestra and Score Sydney Symphony and Richard Gill – The Haffner Mozart
- Short Blast music making experiences – quick 1 session music creation 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.
Eg 4 song comparison, check activities form past years to use
Michael Howesmith Music Specialist
6 Feb 2020
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.
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).
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.