Foundation Dance Unit

The Foundation students have begun a new unit of work this term in PA.

They will be working on the unit of Dance and Music. The music unit will be specifically focusing on singing.

They have been having lots of fun taking part in some dance activities using props such as Scarves.

I love these photos I snapped of some of the perps dancing with the scarves. They are moving so fast the photos are almost blurry.

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Easter Masks

As we approach the holidays I have been busy planning some fun activities for the F-2 students. The foundation students will be making some fun Easter masks that they will use for a fun Easter drama activity.

I would like to thank the two fantastic parents who cut out the 100 masks for us. What would I do with out help from these lovely families. Thanks again. image image image image image image

Preps love Drama

To finish off the semester in Performing Arts the prep students put on a number of small plays based on the book ‘How The Birds Got Their Colours’. They used coloured scarfs hidden in their tops so show the explosion of colour from the poor little doves foot and tried to use their bodies to show what character they were acting out. It was lots of fun. Everyone joined in and did a great job. Well done preps! image

What we have learnt in Performing Arts this semester. By 1/2 D

  • We learnt to play the recorder.
  • We learnt to play a range of notes on the recorder and some songs.
  • We learnt how to do a range of different dances.
  • We learnt the elements of dance.
  • we wrote and performed a musical tune.
  • Made up a dance in groups and performed it in front of the class.
  • we learnt about Drama.
  • We watched a video of Hip Hop and tried to dance along with it.
  • We learnt the elements of drama.
  • We learnt to play a scale on the recorder.
  • Liv liked playing the music.
  • Erika enjoyed performing in front of the class.
  • Brooklyn liked learning the elements of dance.
  • Luka enjoyed writing the script for Koala Lou.
  • Alessandra enjoyed writing the music and performing in front of the class.
  • Jennifer enjoyed learning to play the recorder.
  • Zayn enjoyed writing the script for Koala Lou.
  • Finn enjoyed playing lots of different songs on the recorder.
  • Sophie enjoyed learning the elements of dance.
  • Liv enjoyed learning the elements of dance.

 

 

Prep A Dance Unit Reflection

What we like and know about dance:

You can move one part of your body. Ayla

I like to move any part of my body. Tommy

I like to move all of my body. Angus

I like dancing because I can just go wild. Ellena

I like to dance with the ribbons. Arabella

I like the dancing ribbons. Zachery

I like to move my legs and arms. Miles

I like playing with the ribbons. Declan

You can move any part of your body. Audrey

I like to move my legs. Noah

I like to dance funny. Jamie

I like to move my arms. Juliet

I like to dance to the beat. Lincoln

I like to dance fast. Gracie

I like to dance with my arms and the ribbons. Isla

I like to dance fast. Chloe

I like to dance with the ribbons. Amerie

I like to dance with the parachute. Henry

 

Prep C Dance Unit

image imageWhat we like and know about Dance:

I love dancing. Arlington

I like to play musical statues. Catherine

I like to do funny dances. Lexie

I like to play musical statues. Joseph

I like dancing. Roji

I like playing and dancing with the parachute. Ruben

I like to play musical statues. Mag

I like dancing like a clown. Michaela

I love dancing. Adam

I like dancing. Emmy

I love dancing. Stephan

I like dancing. Every time I dance it makes me smile. Hamza

Balancing and dancing. Bhagavda

I like to play musical statues. Tessa

I like to play musical statues. Nicoli

I like to play musical statues and I smile. Isabella

I like to play fast music. Sascha

 

The Elements of Dance are:

Movement

Space

Body

Time

Energy.

Prep Nicole’s Class Dancing

What we like about dancing:

Cleo likes to listen to the beat when she is dancing.

Vasilia likes to dance to the beat.

Atticus likes to move around a lot.

Leo likes to move around the room.

Amelia like to dance with the ribbons.

Gemma likes to move her body.

Evan likes to move his body.

Otso likes to move around.

Sharvin likes to sing and dance.

George likes to dance.

Joe likes to sing loud.

Isabella likes to move around when dancing and singing.

Kila likes to do funny dances.

Isla likes to dance around the room.

Aman likes to dance like a clown.

Angelica likes to dance like a clown.

Alexander likes to do break dancing.

Tia likes to use the room and dance with the ribbons.

Aisha likes to dance around the room.

Prep Dance

Preps have loved getting into the groove in Performing Arts this week. Students played with the parachute to warm up and made sure they did there stretches. As a class we then used our new ribbon sticks and danced to some classical music acting out some elements of nature as well as some things from nature.

I was surprised how many words each prep class could think of that related to the work TREE. For example words like: roots, wind, fruit, leaves, autumn, fall, storm and bark. Students then had to act out these words to classical music with their ribbon sticks. They did a fantastic job and enjoyed every minute. image image image image