Repetition And Rhyme: Years 3 & 4 Italian Puppet Shows

“La ripetizione è la madre della memoria” (Repetition is the mother of the memory.) Rhyme and repetition are key features of children's stories. We used stories to reinforce language learning in Years 3 and 4. Year 3 students learnt to read, speak and understand the script for the story of “The Little Red Hen” – … Continue reading Repetition And Rhyme: Years 3 & 4 Italian Puppet Shows

Cross-curricular Learning: Year 3 Writing, Poetry and Composing Musical Poems

In their English lessons, Year 3 students were learning to identify these elements of poetry: rhyme, similes, metaphors and onomatopoeia, and then write their own poems. In Music lessons, learning intentions for Year 3 students were to experiment with and create vocal sounds and vocal effects, then organise these vocal/sound effects for group performances. Students … Continue reading Cross-curricular Learning: Year 3 Writing, Poetry and Composing Musical Poems

Literacy In Music: Year 5/6 Raps

Year 5/6 Raps Integrating the two key Learning Areas of Music and English, students were engaged in learning experiences to express their creativity through composing raps. Students read and deconstructed the given example of a Rap with Lyrics – Hip Hop Hamburger Lyric sheet (from the Musical Futures resources), commenting on use of rhyme, form, … Continue reading Literacy In Music: Year 5/6 Raps