Welcome to FOUNDATION at Mill Park Heights Primary School.
In Performing Arts, students from Classes 3C, 3D & 3E are exploring elements of music through playing the xylophone as well as learning about a variety of percussion instruments. Students are learning how to sit behind the xylophone, how to hold and use the mallets and how to correctly play the xylophone bars. While learning different songs students are gaining an understanding of beat, rhythm, music notation and melody. Students have been very excited to be learning a musical instrument as well as learning the lyrics to different songs. In Visual Arts, Classes 3A & 3B are modelling with clay. Their goal is to create a Crazy Clay Critter. During this process they will be learning how to mould a pinch pot, how to add features using correct joining techniques, how to add texture and finally how to underglaze and gloss glaze their finished creation. All Year 3 classes have been very enthusiastic and have settled in well ready for an exciting year in the Arts.
Mrs Hurrey, Ms Fribbs & Mr Evans
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato
The students are very excited to be in the big Performing Arts space for this term. We are focussing on Music now and then we will start Movement and Dance later in the term. They are playing a variety of percussion instruments focussing on beat and rhythm as well as symbols representing sounds. They will also create and perform a ‘Soundscape’ as a whole class, and in small groups, (telling a story through music/sound).
Arts Quote of the Week
“Music is what feelings sound like.” – Author Unknown
After school each Monday, some very enthusiastic students meet in the Visual Arts Room to sing songs and learn how to play the ukulele. Students learn how to hold the ukulele, learn different strumming techniques, understand musical terminology as well as gain experience playing a variety of chords and songs from various music genres. Songs we have been learning this semester include: Rock ‘n’ Roll Music, On Top of Spaghetti, Blue Suede Shoes and Found a Peanut. We are looking forward to recording these songs towards the end of Term 3 when we visit Lalor North Secondary College to spend time in their Recording Studio. We have also been invited again to perform at the Big Night Out in October. Well done to all our ukulele students. Keep practising and keep on strumming! Mr Evans
Art Quote of the Week: ‘It’s hard to frown when ukulele music is going down!’ Anonymous