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The Arts: Music

Foundation to Year 2


Composition: Animals

Summary of task

Students explored music inspired by animals by first listening to Penguin Circus by Nigel Westlake and responding to the different parts. They used body percussion to demonstrate aural skills and moved their bodies in time when listening, creating and improvising. They later discussed how the music helped them demonstrate rhythm through movement. Students listened to other music that communicated the behaviour of animals as stimulus material to further explore rhythm through body movement and use of non-tuned and tuned percussion instruments. They composed and performed their own music inspired by animals.

Achievement standard

By the end of Year 2, students communicate about the music they listen to, make and perform and where and why people make music.

Students improvise, compose, arrange and perform music. They demonstrate aural skills by staying in tune and keeping in time when they sing and play.

By the end of Year 2, students describe artworks they make and those to which they respond. They consider where and why people make artworks.

Students use the elements and processes of arts subjects to make and share artworks that represent ideas.

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