The Listening Room Podcast – Series 1 Episode 8 – Let’s Make a Picture
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
Let’s make a picture This episode is from Listening Room 1, published by Bushfire Press and written and presented by Rob and Lauren Fairbairn.
Today your students will paint or draw to three different pieces of music.
The Lesson is called called ‘Let’s Make a Picture’.
Your students will need some art materials – paints and brushes or coloured pencils and markers. They will also need three sheets of paper – the larger the better.
KIDS’ LINK Tell your students to go to www.kidslisten.net and choose Purple No.8 – Let’s Make a Picture
Rob and Lauren have made a lot of effort to get these podcasts to you free of charge. Any support would be appreciated.
I hope you enjoyed making some pictures to the different pieces of 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: Which piece of music did you enjoy making a picture of the most? Which of your pictures looks like the music?
Teacher checking in with student: Which piece of music did you enjoy making a picture of the most? Which of your pictures looks like the music? Perhaps your grownup could help you display your artwork. Or perhaps you can show me your pieces?
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
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (from The Nutcracker Suite 1892) Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Russian 1840-1893, romantic period)
Russian Dance (aka Trepak,from The Nutcracker Suite 1892) Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Russian 1840-1893, romantic period)
Hungarian Dance #5(1869) Johannes Brahms (German 1833-1897, romantic period)
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