The R/1 students have been investigating the concepts of high and low pitch in music.
We have been learning the ‘Noah Rap’ and pretending to be little mice and monkeys with high voices and big bears and lions with low voices. We’ve also chosen instruments to match our voices
We’ve learned the ‘Slide Song’ which has a simple scale pattern that climbs from low to high. We’ve performed this on different instruments including Boomwhackers and handbells. We performed the song in the PAC then stood on the steps of the bus-bay and played it again.
We’ve learned that big instruments (like big animals) often make low sounds and small instruments (like small animals) often have high sounds.
In later lessons students will apply those concepts to compose music for “Jack” climbing the “Giant’s beanstalk”.