Music / Foundation to Year 2

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Curriculum content descriptions

Create compositions and perform music to communicate ideas to an audience (ACAMUM082)

  • choosing and combining sounds to create compositions, for example, combining pitch and rhythm patterns
  • Considering viewpoints – forms and elements: For example – What sounds or musical phrases are in my composition? What instruments were used in the music and how was their sound different? How was their sound made?
  • improvising patterns of body movement, such as clapping or stamping, and creating accompaniments to familiar music
  • improvising with voices and sound sources to express actions, thoughts and feelings
  • recording music using notation and technologies so others can read the notation and listen to the recording
  • creating and improvising music using technologies
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Music performance,  Composing (Music)

Teacher resource

Sydney Symphony bite-sized music lessons: F-2

This resource is a set of four downloadable PDFs that are part of the Teaching resources collection of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. They cover works by Grieg ('In the hall of the mountain king') and Arthur Benjamin ('Jamaican rumba'). There is a set of Teacher notes and Classroom materials for each composer. The PDFs ...

Teacher resource

Beethoven Allegretto

This set of resources explores beat and rhythm, melody, instruments, texture and structure. They focus on the Allegretto movement from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A Major Op. 92. A video features conductor Richard Gill AO with musicians of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra explaining how Beethoven built this iconic Allegretto ...

Interactive Resource

TuneTrain - iTunes app

Create and edit melodies with line drawings where people represent musical notes and the pitch is related to their height level. Change the rhythm and listen to your melody in different styles. The underlying chord structure is represented by the buildings and you can also view the notation. Free when reviewed 28/5/2015

Teacher resource

Arts-POP: arts packages of practice

This website provides infrastructure and material to support teachers in the classroom teaching of the arts curriculum in primary school. It contains units in all the arts subjects: Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts; and each of these units has a selection of supportive material that may include demonstration ...

Teacher resource

Sing, scat and scoo be doo

This is a resource about making music and scatting through singing, speaking, moving, dancing, playing and creating. It includes three videos featuring Susie Davies-Splitter presenting various songs to sing and move to and demonstrating scatting, as well as two audio tracks, an interactive xylophone, a xylophone template ...

Interactive Resource

MSO Learn

This is an iPad app about the design and roles of a symphony orchestra. It introduces students to the various sections of an orchestra: strings, woodwind, brass and percussion and allows them to explore and listen to the individual instruments as well as the collective sound of the orchestra. The app provides profiles of ...