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.
Thank you to our school community for your efforts in supplying stickers from your Woolworths shopping bags last year. They have now been turned into musical equipment for our music classroom. We sincerely appreciate your assistance because as you can see our Cultural Captains below are showing the new goodies that we can use in music lessons. We now have more djembes, music whiteboard staves (for writing music), a gong, a singing bowl, guitar picks, CD’s, musical scarves, and a thunder drum. So thank you again for your generosity and to the Woolworths Earn and Learn program!
What fun we are having! Students learning the beat while singing – pretending to be elephants balancing on a piece of string!
Solo singing – Come to the farm and visit me and you will get a singing welcome! However, you have to tell me if my sounds are short or long.Let’s Go Fly a Kite with our musical scarves! Using our imagination to identify high notes and sounds while moving to the beat.
An Elephant Has Wrinkles- on his toes, knees, hips, shoulders, ears, trunk but not on their teeth! keeping the beat while singing. A favorite song.
There was great musical excitement for years 3,4,5 & 6 in week 2 as many students had the opportunity to try out different instruments. Our talented tutors gave demonstrations on each instrument and then allowed the students to “Have A Go”. Many students have now taken opportunities to learn an instrument. If you’re interested in learning please download the music enrolment form here: Music Enrolment Form Further information is provided for you here: Instrumental Music Information
“It was fun to watch everyone have a go. It was great to see our friends play the trombone and be surprised when they slided the trombone out to a low note -their eyes popped out of their head!…..The tutors were very cooperative, patient, and fair. They also played many cool songs and explained how to breathe when playing their particular instrument” Cultural Captains 2016 Holly & Samara
The children in Pre-Primary have enjoyed experiencing their first drama lessons. They have been learning about Drama Class Rules – especially the most important one, which is to HAVE FUN! They have also been learning how to respond to the cue of the tambour and have had fun exploring the use of face, arms and body to express themselves in different situations and as different characters. Here the children can be seen expressing the most important rule. They can also be seen pretending to be different animals whilst acting out a story called “Going Home”
This term the Year One children are learning to develop their vocal and body expression skills, their stage and audience awareness, as well as their arts responses and co-operative learning skills . They are also working on communicating emotion, situation and role through the use of face, body and gesture. Here the children can be seen reacting to some naughty run-away goats; role-playing at a picnic and arriving at a disco saying “Hi everyone I’m here!”
The Year Two children are going to have lots of fun in Drama this term! They will be participating in several whole class improvisations as well as creating their own scenes with a partner or small group. The children will also continue to work on improving their use of voice and body to express and communicate, as well as their performing, responding and co-operative learning skills. Here the children can be seen portraying sea creatures in creative movement; reciting a poem about ants; and being Sailors exploring an island and finding treasure.