Musical Instruments

This term we were given the task of researching musical instruments from around the world. We discovered how many different types of instruments that there were and how they vary between countries and cultures.
We then chose an instrument to make using recycled materials. It was fun and challenging. Some students made instruments that produced great sounds but some instruments were good models but didn’t quite create the desired sound effect. Overall it was fascinating to see the creativity that students put in and we certainly enjoyed playing them altogether in our class orchestra.DSCN3070

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Juniors have Talent!

We celebrated all our talents and learning today. The students performed in a talent show. The acts included playing guitar, keyboards and percussion instruments. Some groups sang and others put on a puppet show. We have developed and discovered some great new talents this term!
Rainbow fish puppet show
WE discovered…….
Anyone can be a songwriter
Actors use their body to tell a story
Singing songs can be made-up words
Decks in a band is a DJ
Anyone can learn to be a dancer
Katy Perry used to sing at Church
Natalia can play the keyboard
We can all do the Nutbush dance
I Learnt how to sing
How to be a songwriter
We can do drama
How to play different instruments
That you can make up your own words in a song
Many New and interesting bands
Many different new instruments
You can make your own instruments
Electric guitars make many great sounds
I learnt how to strum a guitar
You can make music from many different sounds
Dancing is moving your whole body to music
Oliver can play the guitar
Cooper is great at gymnastics

Ambient Orchestras came to our School

Wordle: performing arts

Last week we were very lucky to have Ambient Orchestras come to our school and inspire us to become songwriters, musicians and performers. http://www.ambientorchestras.com/

We were divided into 4 groups. Each group wrote a song about one of the 4 seasons, made up dance moves, then incorporated music and sound effects. It was an amazing day as we all developed new talents and became performers. The whole school came to watch our show. We felt proud!