Information for Teachers and Grownups
THE LISTENING ROOM PODCAST SERIES 1 – BEGINNING PRIMARY
Written and presented by Rob Fairbairn and Lauren Fairbairn
Welcome to The Listening Room for beginning primary students – a series of musical appreciation lessons mainly for primary or elementary students aged between about 4 and 8. Younger children will also enjoy it.
The series is sponsored by Bushfire Press and available free during the current home isolation emergency.
Each lesson provides guided listening and movement activities with links to optional follow-up activities.
Perfect to help young people stay grounded and broaden their experience and appreciation of classical music.
Find out more about the Listening Room at www.thelisteningroom.net
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This episode is the second lesson from Listening Room 1 published by Bushfire Press.
It is all about moving to music and it’s called ‘Move Along’.
Tell your students to go to www.kidslisten.net and choose Purple No.2 – Move Along
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For this unit students will need
– Just their bodies to move and respond
Grownup to student:
We are going to hear a few different pieces of music today.
Each will make you feel different. Follow along, do the actions and think about how you are feeling.
Grownup or Teacher checking in with student:
Think about the music you heard today.
Which was your favourite? Why?
Can you remember the different moves you made?
Tell me about it.
Many of the extension activities involve links to YouTube Videos.
We try to vet the content and immediate links, but we cannot be responsible for where YouTube links may lead.
As with any internet access, parents and caregivers should be encouraged to monitor student access to the internet as appropriate.
- Check the video extras on the Kids page (EXTENSION). Military bands, ballet and even KPop.
Go to www.KidsListen.net and Choose Purple No.2 – Move Along
FOR YOUR CLASSROOM
This lesson is from our series Listening Room
Each level is available in book printed form with accompanying audio, charts and assessment materials in digital form.
Find out more at www.bushfirepress.com.au
This lesson will shortly be available through Music Room Connect
It will include the full lesson plan and everything you need to deliver this lesson yourself in your classroom
- An audio copy of this podcast (almost set and forget – great for relief teachers)
- Text of the lesson
- All audio tracks
- Full versions of all pieces used
- Evaluation and Tracking materials (Learning Outcomes, Australian Curriculum Band and Content Description, AUSVELS, IB(PYP) etc.
ABOUT THE PIECES
The Liberty Bell (March 1893)
John Philip Sousa (American, 1854-1932, post-romantic period)
Mice and Cats
Pizzicato (from the Ballet, Sylvia 1876)
Leo Delibes (French, 1836-1891, post-romantic period)
Piano Sonata in C# Minor (The ‘Moonlight’ Sonata 1801)
Ludwig van Beethoven (German, 1770-1827, classical/romantic periods)
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