Music / Year 1 and 2 / Presenting and performing

Curriculum content descriptions

sing and play music in informal settings (AC9AMU2P01)

  • singing songs, performing chants/raps or playing instrumental music they have learnt or composed for an audience of peers and teachers
  • following agreed decisions about how the music should sound; for example, using singing voice rather than speaking voice, holding beaters or instruments in ways that produce clear and clean sound, performing at the agreed tempo
  • making decisions about how/where to sit/stand in a performance space; for example, deciding if they can see cues/signals from other performers or a conductor more easily if they are standing in curved or straight rows, or whether they can perform an instrumental part more accurately/comfortably when standing or sitting
  • introducing a performance by writing text for a slide that shares information about the music with the audience; for example, the title of the music, the name of the composer and identifying where, when or why it was composed, and then projecting the slide before or during the performance
  • listening intentionally and respectfully during performances and when invited, participating in the performance by using body percussion (clapping, tapping, stamping) or singing
  • contributing to post-performance discussions; for example, sharing ideas about what the best part of the performance was or asking the performers questions such as, “How long have you been singing/playing as a group?” or “How did you get your instrument to …?”
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and Creative Thinking
ScOT terms

Audiences,  Music,  Music performance,  Musical elements


Colourful melodies

This resource explores making and organising sounds to compose a simple musical composition. Through making a rainbow water xylophone, students will learn how sound waves travel and how different pitches are produced.


Brain break bops

Brain break bops are interoception activities(mindful body awareness activities) for pre-school and early primary school students. Building interoceptive awareness (feeling more connected with your body and your bodily signals) requires students to actively notice changes in their body state. This series of two-minute animated ...


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 ...


Indigenous Australian collection

This federated search from the QAGOMA database features a selection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks from the collection. The searchable database provides artwork images, background information about the artist and the artwork, a map of major Indigenous regions in Australia, classroom activities, a glossary ...


Australian collection

This database features a selection of Australian artworks from QAGOMA. The searchable database provides artwork images, background information about the artist and the artwork, classroom activities, a glossary of key terms and curriculum alignment information for teachers. Search results can be refined by theme, period, ...