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  1. Using Patterns to make a Rhythm

    March 18, 2014 by khornby

    The Grade 1’s have been exploring using patterns to make a rhythm. They used colour to represent each percussion instrument in their group. They played their instrument when it was their turn in the pattern. Great collaboration! I wonder if we could make our patterns more complex?








  2. Conductors

    March 14, 2014 by khornby

    The Grade 1’s have been learning about who a conductor is and what their job is. They explored taking turns in being a conductor and conducting the band to play loud or soft, and fast or slow. The conductor also showed them (non verbally) when they were to pick up their instruments and when they needed to place them down again. They had to watch the conductor very carefully!




  3. Sleeping, Sleeping…

    March 14, 2014 by khornby

    The Prep children played a game called “Sleeping, Sleeping”. We sang a little tune that went “sleeping, sleeping, so fast asleep, so fast asleep is the…” and an object, animal or person was said. They needed to use their bodies and imagination to step into the role. There was wonderful creativity being displayed and problem solving (how can you step into the role of a tree?!?).








  4. Performing our rhythms

    March 14, 2014 by khornby

    In Grade 5/6, the students have been composing their own rhythms in simple time (4/4). Today, they began playing their completed rhythms on an instrument of their choice. Some students challenged themselves by playing the rhythms that others had composed. Other students challenged themselves by trying to play their rhythm at the same time as someone playing a different rhythm – this was very tricky!






  5. Moving to Music

    March 7, 2014 by khornby

    The grade 1’s explored moving to different sorts of music – however, they had to keep a stick between themselves and their partner. The stick had to be held by using only one finger. Once they got the hang of one stick, they were challenged with another! The students had to concentrate very hard and be aware of what their partner was doing and where they were moving. The fast music was definitely more challenging!










  6. Friday Fun!

    March 6, 2014 by khornby

    Grade 3’s were given the opportunity to have Friday Fun! We love dancing to “Just Dance” with our favourite songs. Dance is wonderful for our fitness and coordination.


  7. “Blowin’ in the Wind” #2

    March 6, 2014 by khornby


    The Grade 3’s have been learning how to read chord grids to learn new chords. They are learning to play “Blowin’ in the Wind”, which they have been exploring over their last sessions. They have had to work together to read the grids and to help help each other with their finger placement. Learning a new instrument takes patience, practice and commitment!

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  8. Camp Wooranna

    March 6, 2014 by khornby

    The “Camp Wooranna” 5/6 student’s enjoyed a jam session! They were able to explore the different instruments and explore how they are played. It is very important to persist, especially when things seem hard – which is, most often, when we are learning something new.

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  9. “From Little Things, Big Things Grow” #2

    March 6, 2014 by khornby

    The Grade 1’s have been learning how to read chord grids. This is very tricky! They have tried very hard to learn new chords by looking at what string and fret they need to put their fingers on.

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  10. “Do your ears hang low?” #2

    March 6, 2014 by khornby

    The Grade 2 student’s explored the percussion instruments to create a soundscape for the animals in the song “Do your ears hang low?”. They explored the different percussion instruments and the ways that they produced sounds. They began to explore using descriptive arts language to describe the noise that they heard.

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