2N & Fr. 2 Rhythm Dictation

Gr. 2 have been developing their aural and rhythmic skills through rhythm dictation. This involves the teacher playing a rhythm multiple times with time in between for them to show what rhythm was played using rhythm cards. When they are ready to hear it again or have finished, students show the teacher by doing a signal of five fingers in the air and one finger on lips. This is the same signal used to indicate for silence or to gain their attention. Grade 1 also uses this signal.

– Ms. Lee

Recorder Morse Code

4T and Grade 4 French School worked collaboratively in small groups to create their own words on recorder using Morse Code (long and short sounds). They had to use tonguing and be really clear with their playing while the other students listened carefully to what word they were spelling.

– Ms. Lee

Breath Olympics

Recorder Study has officially begun for the academic year. As an introduction, Grades 3 and 4 had a lot of fun competing in ‘Breath Olympics’ today to practise different breath strengths. This is a fun way to help students understand strong versus gentle breath before blowing into the recorder.

– Ms. Lee

Graphic Notation

2N have been revising graphic notation and safe handling of musical instruments. They did a great job watching carefully and taking turns being the conductor.

– Ms. Lee

 

Sol-Mi

Grade 1 French School have been learning about ‘Sol-Mi’ and beginner pitch notation. They’ve been having lots of fun working with manipulatives to create short melodies.

– Ms. Lee

2016 ES Spring Concert

Snapshots from the ES Spring Concert in May 2016. Both the matinee and evening shows were a great success (well done children!). Students performed well and best of all, many told me afterwards that they were proud of themselves for trying their best and had a lot of fun! Thank you to the music team and all ES staff for helping on the day, and to Mr Torii and Mr Haigh for the beautiful photos.

– Ms. Lee

Rhythm Practice

Today, Grade 1 started a new activity to develop their listening skills as well as practice counting and rhythm. They worked well together in teams to try to find the correct rhythm with rhythm cards

– Ms. Lee