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 first lesson from Listening Room 1 published by Bushfire Press.
It is a little journey called ‘Wings’.
Tell your students to go to www.kidslisten.net and choose Purple No.1 – Wings
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Grownup to student:
Can you remember the three winged creatures we heard today?
Which one would you like to hear again?
Play the childrens’ choice:
Chickens – Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
Large, soaring birds – The Swan
Bees – The Flight Of The Bumble Bee
What did you like about it?
Teacher checking in with student:
Can you remember the three winged creatures we heard in this lesson?
Which was your favourite?
What did you like about it?
EXTENSIONWatch the three animated videos on the Kids page, one for each of the three pieces.
Go to www.KidsListen.net and Choose Purple No.1 – WingsWatch Carnival of the Animals on youtube.
There are many versions. Here is one:The children could create a picture or painting of one of the creatures while they listen to the music (or after they listen to the music).
The picture could show what they imagined.
They could write how they felt and what it was about the music that made them feel that way.
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
Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
(from Pictures at an Exhibition suite, 1874)
Modeste Mussorgsky (Russian, 1839-1891, post-romantic period)
Large, soaring birds
(from the Carnival of the Animals suite, 1886)
Camille Saint-Saens (French, 1835-1921, post-romantic period)
The Flight Of The Bumble Bee
(from the opera The Tale of Tsat Saltan, 1901)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (Russian, 1844-1908, post-romantic period)