Performing Arts News by Mrs Foletta
The students have settled well into Performing Arts routines this year and are having a great time singing, dancing and playing instruments.
This term, three Foundation classes are attending Performing Arts while the other three classes will begin next term.
They are learning “Advance Australia Fair” and dancing to Peter Combe’s “Stuck in a Pizza”. They are also learning about the music ‘beat’ and how to play percussion instruments in time to the beat.
This term, two Year One classes and 1/2H are attending Performing Arts while the other two Year Ones will begin next term. They are singing and dancing to a song called “Seasons”, which also assists their learning about the 4 different seasons of the year. They are learning the difference between a beat and a rhythm, while playing percussion instruments to different rhythms.
Year Two students from two classes are learning a fun song called “Sunshine”, which we hope to sing to everyone at Assembly soon. The other two classes will begin next term. They are participating in movement, drama and dancing activities.
Year Three students have been very excited about learning to play the recorder. They have
On Monday 7th December the Senior Choir students visited 4 different Nursing Homes and sang Christmas carols to the Residents. The Nursing Homes were: North Western District Nursing home in Tullamarine, St Anne’s Hostel in Westmeadows, Arcadia Aged Care Home in Essendon and Opal Aged Care Meadow Heights. James also played ‘Away in a Manger’ on his guitar and his little sister Claudia sang. Well done to the choir students and congratulations for a fantastic effort in all performances throughout the year.
Year 3 and 4 students made “Chihuly” style clay sculptures based on the glass artist Dale Chihuly. After the first firing the sculptures were glazed and re-fired.
Years 1 and 2 students have been learning how to sew in straight lines on hessian as part of their threads and textiles unit.
On 29th October 2015 the choir students went to Federation square on a beautiful sunny day to sing the ‘Music Count us in’ song Gold. Our own James gave a speech to around 13 schools, who were also participating, about what music means to him. Thousands of students all around Australia sang and played music to the same song at the same time, including all the Greenvale Primary Students. It’s organised as a celebration of the importance of Music Education in schools.
We’ve just finished performing the 3 concerts to parents, family and friends. A fantastic job by all the children from Foundation to Year 6. Congratulations to the students and thank you to everyone who came to watch.
This term Year 5 & 6 students were busy working on their modern, abstract stocking and wire sculptures.
They particularly enjoyed experimenting with different painting techniques. The splatter technique was popular and best completed outside.
Grade 5 and 6 students enjoyed working on their clay “Tribal Masks”. These were made from terracotta clay and then fired and decorated with paint, beads, straw, wool etc.