THE LISTENING ROOM PODCAST SERIES 1 – LOWER PRIMARY
Written and presented by Rob and Lauren Fairbairn.
Welcome to The Listening Room for lower primary – a series of musical appreciation lessons mainly for primary or elementary students aged between about 4 and 8.
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
Down by the Sea
This episode is from Listening Room 1, published by Bushfire Press
and written and presented by Rob and Lauren Fairbairn.
Today your students will draw to 4 different pieces of music.
The Lesson is called called ‘Down by the Sea’.
Tell your students to go to www.kidslisten.net and choose Purple No.6 – Down by the Sea
LISTENING ROOM PODCAST HOME PAGE:
Your students will need
- The chart “The Flight of the Bumblebee”
You can download a pdf here and print it off to provide to your students
or you can ask them to download and print the chart from the link provided on the kids’ page
- A sheet of blank paper, the larger the better (A4 is good)
- Coloured markers, pencils or crayons.
I hope you enjoyed drawing with music today.
You can see videos about the pieces of music we listened to in the extension section of the lesson.
You might also like to try Googling or exploring YouTube and other sites on the Internet.
Teacher/parent/carer to student:
When you have finished drawing your picture, you might like to hang it on your bedroom wall, or on the fridge or even take it to school to show your teacher. It would be a shame if no-one else got to see it, wouldn’t it?
Teacher checking in with student:
Share your video with your music teacher.
I would love to see your picture. Please send it to me so that I can see how you went with this lesson.
FOR YOUR CLASSROOM
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 Flight Of The Bumble Bee (from the opera The Tale of Tsat Saltan 1901)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (Russian, 1844-1908, post-romantic period)
Fingals Cave (aka The Hebrides 1830)
Felix Mendelssohn (German, 1809-1847, early romantic period)
The Aquarium (from the Carnival of the Animals suite, 1886)
Camille Saint-Saens (French, 1835-1921, post-romantic period)
Canarios (Music for the Spanish Guitar Vol. 1 1674)
Gaspar Sanz (Spanish 1640-1710)
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