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Prep Music

 

​Examples of knowledge and skills appropriate for students in Prep - Year 2 (Australian Curriculum 2013 Draft Document Exert)

In this band students are introduced to the ways that ideas and intentions are communicated in and through Music. They develop knowledge, understanding and skills through music practices focusing on:

Elements of music

 

               

Rhythm - sound/silence, long/short, fast/slow, beat and rhythm, rest, ostinato, tempo, crotchet , crotchet rest , quavers in pairs , experience of duple and triple metres

Pitch- high/low, pitch direction (going up or down), pitch matching, unison

Dynamics and expression- loud (forte) f and soft (piano) p

Form - same/different, patterns, repetition, echo, introduction, verse, chorus, round

Timbre - every voice and instrument has its own distinct sound

             - how sound is produced including hit, blown, plucked and shaken- how sound is produced including hit, blown, plucked and shaken

Texture - unison, melody and accompaniment, round, drone

 

Skills (including aural skills)

- discriminating between sounds and silence

- moving and performing with an understanding of beat and tempo

- demonstrating the difference between singing and speaking voice

- discriminating between loud and soft, long and short, high and low

- recognising familiar instrument timbres

- using technology as a tool for music learning

- holding and playing classroom instruments safely and correctly

- understanding turn-taking in group music making

- playing in time.

Overview

Rhythm and Metre - experience beat, fast/slow

Pitch and Melody - identify and demonstrate speaking/singing voice, high/low

Part Work - song and action/game

Form and Structure - repetition

Tone Colour - classroom percussion, children's voices

Expressive Elements - loud / soft

Semester 1 

Create - Create actions to songs

Practice - Singing - posture and sound quality. Instrument - correct playing techniques

Present - Sing and play as a class

Safe Practices - Being aware of personal space when moving. Handling of instruments.

Respond - Move to music, emphasise the beat

Reflect -  Explain favourite part of music lessons

Semester 2

Create - Create actions to songs (following others then suggesting new movements)

Practice - Singing - posture and sound quality. Instrument - correct playing techniques

Present - Sing alone during a game to develop personal pitch capabiity,

                 participate in fortnightly assembly whole school song

Safe Practices - Being aware of personal space when moving. Handling of instruments

Respond - Use everyday language to describe thoughts around listening exercises.

Reflect -  Use artwork to create a visual response to a musical performance

 

 Current Work

 

​Performance

Students are using rhythm sticks to follow simple rhythms to a range of international rhythmic songs and games, introducing melodies and musical styles from around the world.

Theory

Students are learning to read and recognise hand symbols for Solfa notes sung.