The Listening Room Podcast – Series 1 Episode 10 – Bolero
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
Bolero This episode is from Listening Room 1, published by Bushfire Press and written and presented by Rob and Lauren Fairbairn.
Today your students will be moving, playing and drawing.
The Lesson is called called ‘Bolero’.
Your students will need some art materials. They will need a small drum and some drumsticks or, instead of a drum, a large empty tin, like a biscuit tin, or a small plastic bucket. For drumsticks they could use knitting needles or a pair of chopsticks. And for the drawing they will need paper and coloured pencils, crayons or markers.
KIDS’ LINK Tell your students to go to www.kidslisten.net and choose Purple No.10 – Bolero
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 listening, moving, playing and drawing to the music today. Which did you have the most fun with – moving, playing or drawing?
You can see videos of the Bolero being performed at home by Zoom, at a railway station and at the Royal Albert Hall. You might also like to try Googling or exploring YouTube and other sites on the Internet.
Teacher/parent/carer to student: Which did you have the most fun with – moving, playing or drawing? Let’s share your pizza.
Teacher checking in with student: Which did you have the most fun with – moving, playing or drawing? Did you share your pizza? Perhaps you can show me – or send a photograph of your pizza?
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
Bolero (1928) Maurice Ravel (French 1875- 1937, impressionist period)
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