Music / Foundation to Year 2

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)


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 ...


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.


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 ...