The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Performing Arts News 

The Junior School students have had a fabulously creative start to 2020. The boys are in the thick of inquiry-based music units and are having lots of fun!

The Year 1 students have been exploring pitch and melody through movement, singing and playing songs on the glockenspiels. Year 2 have just finished writing and performing their own rhythm compositions and are now considering creating their own musical notation. Year 3 have been having fun picking the ‘odd one out’ by focusing on the placement of accents to determine whether music is in threes or fours. Year 4 have been exploring ‘feels’ in music and the musical elements that help to characterise various genres. Year 5 have just finished a task in which they carefully considered the process of learning and performing reggae rhythms in groups before transferring them onto instruments.

I’m so impressed with the rich learning that has been taking place. Keep up the great effort boys!

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Miss Phebe Samson
Performing Arts Teacher