This term the Year 2 class have been collaborating with the Year 1 class to explore how we express ourselves through the Performing Arts and in particular, Music.
Our Central Idea is: ‘rhythm, pitch, dynamics and form are used in the creative expression of music’. We have watched a variety of musical performances, learnt to follow a beat and rhythm, created a mini orchestra, discovered the difference between loud and soft music and high and low pitch sounds, sung rounds of different songs and made our own musical instruments out of household items. As part of our summative assessment we are working in small groups to record, create and perform a musical composition with percussion instruments demonstrating all these elements.
These are some of the things we have learnt so far from our inquiries:
“I learnt the difference between high and low pitch and we learnt ta, te te, te te, ta.” – Angelina
“I learnt how to work as a team in music. We had to listen to each other so we knew when to start playing.” – Eamon
“At first I didn’t know what an orchestra was and now I know. I also know that guitars have 6 strings.” – Liora
“I learnt that music is a way to express ourselves and our feelings.” – Tadiwa
“I learnt that cooperation is a very big part of music. Otherwise it doesn’t sound as good.” – Olivia