The Junior and Senior choirs from Iona Primary performed at the Catholic Performing Arts Festival in Balcatta on August 18. They performed in a section with a selection of other choirs from the metropolitan and country areas from WA. Our students performed admirably with the Junior Choir achieving a Certificate of Merit and the Senior Choir being given an Honourable Mention Award. Congratulations choristers!
In the first half of Term Three the Pre-Primary children learnt about a facet of Aboriginal Culture, via storytelling and “acting out” parts of a Dreaming narrative belonging to the Walpiri people, called “The Pangkarlangu and the Lost Child”. They also participated in a whole class structured improvisation, set on the farm, where they were portraying farm workers doing various jobs. They can be seen here portraying kittens in a role-play; being cosy in Pangkarlangu’s cave and participating in another improvisation about a Pet Shop.
YEAR ONE AND YEAR TWO
The Year One and Year Two children are very busy in drama learning & rehearsing musical plays for their End of Year Music & Drama Concert in November. The Year Ones are performing “The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe”, an amusing story about a class excursion that becomes an adventure. The Year Two children are presenting the well-known fairy tale “Cinderella” – but with a slight difference. In the photos below, the Year One and Year Two children can be seen rehearsing their plays.
Last term the students entertained the Presentation Sisters and other Orders from the metropolitan area for a concert and afternoon tea. This event was to celebrate the Sister’s Religious Life as well as conveying thanks for the work they do in our communities. The Sisters loved the variety of performances from our primary students which included choral singing, violin, piano, saxophone, ukulele, recorder, flute, and guitar to name a few. Below are some snapshots of the afternoon for you all to enjoy. Many thanks go to the students who prepared performances as well as the music teachers who assisted in the preparation of individual and ensemble/choir performances. The afternoon tea was a great success with students intermingling with the Sisters. Also, sincere thanks to parents who provided the delicious afternoon tea and Sr Catherine for coordinating the event. Ce
Year 1 students are moving to the beat and freezing when they hear a particular rhythm.
Here the Year 1 students are playing the beat and rhythm patterns as they sing: “Hey Everybody”
Students looking for a partner as they “Walk Down the Street” to the beat of the song.Students sliding as they sing “Walking Down the Street” to the beat of the song.Found that partner! Students move to uneven rhythms as they jig around with their partner while singing the song.
Pre Primary students keeping a steady beat using non-tuned percussion instruments while reading symbols and following a conductor. The students are listening for their turn below to play their own instrument. (more…)
During the term the Pre-Primary children have been enjoying being involved in various creative movement activities and role-playing different characters. They have continued acting out characters and ideas from several books and have also participated in a whole class structured improvisation where they were puppies. In the photos below, the children can be seen portraying scarecrows in a field, Acting Out a book called “Scaly-tailed Possum and Echidna” and role-playing being “Lost in the Desert”.
The Year One children have been developing their performance and team working skills. Forming pairs, they created, rehearsed then performed a short structured scene set in a boat. The children also found out about the musical play they will be performing towards the end of the year. After a reading of the play, they expressed their interest in playing individual characters. Here some of the children can be seen rehearsing and performing their scene for the class.
The Year Two children have also been developing their team working and performance skills with creation, rehearsal and performance of a short scene set in the forest. In addition, the children have been working on their characterization skills as well as learning about plot structure and development. They also expressed their interest in playing individual characters for their own end of year musical play. The children can be seen here creating and performing their scenes.
The pre-Primary children have been having fun learning about time awareness in drama class.They found out that actors move at different paces depending on the situation and character they are playing.They have also been acting out characters and ideas from several books. In the photos below, the children can be seen Acting Out a book called “Just Imagine”, as well as role-playing different characters and objects using a variety of paces and movements.
The Year One children have been building their vocal skills with the learning of several poems.They have also participated in a play set at school. Here they can be seen reciting a poem called “A Little Worm”, imagining themselves in the school playground and teaching some dolphins new tricks.
The Year Two children have also been working on their vocal skills. In addition, they have been learning about animal characterisation skills and have participated in a whole class improvisation where they were animals concerned about their forest home. Here they can be seen reciting a poem and portraying animal characters in an improvisation set in the forest.
The Pre – Primaries
In the second half of Term One the Pre-Primary children have been building a variety of drama skills including listening and responding skills, developing verbal and movement skills via “Acting Out” several different stories – including one to music, participating in a variety of speech and breathing exercises as well as learning to become more spatially and audience aware. Here the children can be seen; Participating in a space awareness activity, “acting out” a tale about a boy and a dog called “Dogger” and portraying different sea creatures in a short story set to music.
The Year One children are continuing to have fun developing their drama skills. They have been participating in role-play, speech and movement activities as well as small group and whole class improvisations. Here the children can be seen; Participating in a whole class improvisation about a Sand Sculpture Competition and another play about a day out at an imaginary boat harbour, rehearsing a short scene which they created and performed in pairs and opening a birthday present in a role-play activity.
And the Year Twos……
The Year Two children are developing and improving their characterization and performance skills. Here the children can be seen; Being spectators at the zoo in a role-play activity, participating in a whole class improvisation set at the beach called “Be Careful of That Rip!”, as well as another play where they were portraying ants. They can also be seen rehearsing, performing and watching a short scene, created in pairs or small groups.