Answer the questions on each page. If you're not sure what the words say, press the little speaker buttons next to each word to hear me speak the instructions. We are learning to: * identify how music teaches us things like language and culture * think about where this music was made and why * perform and listen respectfully * share constructive observations about music from a range of cultures as a performer and audience member * describe shapes, patterns, form or mood of pieces of music using our own words and learnt music terminology * listen to and talk about music and musical instruments from different contexts and culture Why we are learning these skills In Year R-2 we need to learn how to: * identify meaning in our words. Comprehension and intention are important when reading, listening or singing. Singing has also been shown to significantly assist in learning literacy, language, phonetics and syllables. By learning all the elements of the song and how to perform it, we are developing the necessary skills to communicate clearly and confidently. * learn about culture. Australia is multicultural. Performing a song allows us to explore the historical and cultural elements of our country. It teaches us new ways to communicate and make us feel more confident when approaching people from another culture that might do something different from how we do it. It helps us feel more connected and can create a shared connection when we perform something in a language that another person shares.
Prior to this activity, explore the following: MEANING: Song and information can be found here: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/kwp/resources/radio/201307/201307_09-Song_NiinaMarni.html MEANING SONGS: Counting songs, Days of the Week/Months of the year songs, Counting/Letter songs PROPS: Consider activities that use dress-up or toys e.g "pussy cat, pussy cat", "teddy bear", "Apple Tree". Nursery rhymes and puppets are great for this too ACAMUR083 - identifying where they might experience music in their lives and communities, for example, considering how music sustains and communicates cultural knowledge - Considering viewpoints – societies and cultures: For example – Where is this music from and why was it made? - sharing constructive observations about music from a range of cultures as a performer and audience member - listening to and talking about music and musical instruments from different contexts and cultures ACADAR004 - recognising patterns of movement in dances they make, perform and view using their own words and learnt dance terminology