Music / Year 5 and 6

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Curriculum content descriptions

Rehearse and perform music including music they have composed by improvising, sourcing and arranging ideas and making decisions to engage an audience (ACAMUM090)

Elaborations
  • improvising and experimenting with combinations of sounds and technologies to create moods and atmospheres
  • organising, developing and refining ideas by experimenting with structure
  • exploring rhythm, pitch and dynamics and expression to create contrast, repetition and balance to develop compositions for performance
  • Considering viewpoints – forms and elements: For example – Which style of music is this? What musical clues helped you to decide?
  • presenting performances using internet-based technologies, including social media
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Improvisation (Music),  Music performance,  Composing (Music)

Teacher resource

Compose yourself

This is a resource of 15 lessons that focuses on learning to read and compose music using music notation software. Each lesson contains a video which presents lessons on music notation and up to three guided student exercises using music notation software. The resource includes lesson plans that incorporate extension activities ...

Teacher resource

Sydney Symphony bite-sized music lessons: years 5-6

This resource is a set of five downloadable PDFs that are part of the Teaching resources collection of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. They cover works by Copland ('Variation on a Shaker melody') and Beethoven ('Thunderstorm' from 'Pastoral symphony'). There is a set of Teacher notes and Classroom materials for each composer, ...

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 ...

Teacher resource

Word phrases

This is a multilayered resource that focuses on how to learn and create percussion rhythms based on samba, using word phrases to create and recall rhythms. It includes three short video tutorials in which musician Chris Lewis demonstrates various rhythm techniques, and is supported by three learning activities and by teacher ...

Teacher resource

Angklung music

This is an online module consisting of teacher notes, three stimulus resources and student activities that explore Angklung music and performances. The teacher notes provide background information about the elements of Angklung performance, additional online resources and pedagogical advice. The stimulus resources consist ...

Interactive Resource

Figure - iTunes app

Create songs using this music production software that gives you drums, bass and lead synth. Choose your key and tempo, types of drums and rhythm, range, scale steps, pitch options for lead and bass. Can mix and save to app or sign up and share compositions on the developer's website. Free when reviewed 28/5/2015

Teacher resource

Compose some more

This is a resource of 14 lessons that extend learning on reading and composing music using music notation software. Each lesson contains a video presenting lessons on music notation, and guided student exercises using music notation software. The complete resource is supported by manuscript templates, and lesson plans that ...

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

Arts-POP: music

This is a unit containing material to help teachers plan, implement and assess a music program called 'African drumming: making and responding to rhythms, notation and compositions' for upper primary. It describes a music program implemented in a year 6 class that engaged students in learning about rhythmic notation, composing ...

Interactive Resource

SmartMusic - iTunes app

Practise reading notation and rehearse voice and various instruments with this interactive music learning software that has an extensive library of sheet music.It provides accompaniment to performances with backing tracks. Record and listen to your performance and loop difficult passages.Free when reviewed 28/5/2015

Interactive Resource

GrooveMaker

This is a free application for the iPad that focuses on creating electronic dance and hip-hop music tracks in real time using a virtual sound-mixing board. It features: eight tracks; 120 loops from a large loop library including drums, bass, bass-drums, lines, pads, percussion and effects; a multitouch interface with slide ...

Interactive Resource

Beatwave

This is a free application for the iPad and iPhone with a kaleidoscopic touchpad interface that enables the user to create and control music tracks without any previous musical experience. It features: samples of a range of music styles; a basic sound mixer including controls for tone, tempo and reverb; and the ability ...

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 ...

Interactive resource

Sonic space: city

Create a soundscape from noises in a city. Explore sounds such as engine noises and sirens. Think about the images and atmosphere suggested by these sounds. Arrange the sounds to make a soundscape. Experiment with order, volume, pauses and repetition. Describe possible uses of your soundscape. This learning object is one ...

Interactive resource

Sonic space: travel

Create your own soundscape from noises in a view from space of Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Explore sounds such as a satellite transmission, gamelan playing and Chinese voices talking. Think about the images and atmosphere suggested by these sounds. Arrange the sounds to make a soundscape. Experiment with order, volume, ...

Interactive resource

Sonic motion: water world

Make a slide show for a big screen to match a soundtrack with a 'water' theme. Choose text and visual effects to suit the atmosphere. Experiment with order, pace, brightness, repetition and contrast of the visual elements. Plan how to combine the images with sounds or music for a live performance. This learning object is ...

Interactive resource

Sonic space: home

Create your own soundscape from noises around a family home. Explore sounds such as voices talking and the hum of a washing machine. Think about the images and atmosphere suggested by these sounds. Arrange the sounds to make a soundscape. Experiment with order, volume, pauses and repetition. Describe possible uses of your ...

Interactive resource

Sonic time: our world

Make a soundtrack for a slide show on wildlife, sailing or traffic. Choose noises for a soundscape to suit the atmosphere of the images. Experiment with order, volume, pace and repetition of the sounds. Plan how to combine the sounds with images for a live audiovisual performance. This learning object is one in a series ...