Music / Year 3 and 4

Curriculum content descriptions

Create, perform and record compositions by selecting and organising sounds, silence, tempo and volume (ACAMUM086)

Elaborations
  • experimenting with ways of using voices and instruments, combining sounds, silence, tempo and volume to create and perform music
  • exploring given rhythm and pitch patterns, structures or timbres to improvise and create music
  • using notation to represent sound and record ideas, such as inventing a graphic score to represent sounds of the environment
  • improvising and trialling ideas to create compositions for specific audiences and purposes
  • Considering viewpoints – evaluations: For example – How did the music make you feel and why?
  • creating, sourcing and organising music using a range of accessible technologies
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Composing (Music),  Musical notation,  Tempo,  Dynamics (Music)

Interactive

Big battles!

Students explore music and dance through body percussion and singing as they learn the story of the unicorn and lion's big battle. They create a collage artwork using images of lions and unicorns that they can find.

Interactive

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.

Text

World rhythms: tabla

This is a teaching and learning activity to construct and play a tabla or tube-la (double drum). The activity provides a brief history of the tabla, information about the materials needed to make it, time required, assessment strategies, the construction process, how to play the instrument and extension ideas. Tabla artefacts ...

Online

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

Make it and play it!

Students learn about, make and use percussion instruments.

Interactive

Shake the papaya tree

Find out more about papaya trees and then learn to draw one! Learn a song about climbing a tree and some movements to perform as you sing the song. Explore how to find the beat in the music.

Video

Can you hear the famous rhythm?

Beethoven was a composer who lived about 200 years ago. Have a listen as the orchestra plays one of his most well known pieces of music. Do you recognise it? Can you hear Beethoven's famous rhythm being repeated in the music?

Online

TrackSAFE Education Primary School Resources: Year 3, Year 4 The Arts

This unit uses various arts practices as the stimuli for exploring the safety message of Stop, Look, Listen, Think. Students create woven artworks to incorporate safety messages; they collaboratively develop a play about safety; and explore rap as a music form and combined with dance convey a safety message in a performance.