MUSIC; A MENU OF ACTIVITIES FOR FIRST & SECOND CLASS
Exploring ‘body percussion’
and then percussion instruments
Introducing recorder in Second;
correct posture and way to hold recorder,
‘tongueing’ to make the note.
Introducing first recorder notes.
Songs: e.g. The Witch is on her broomstick
Halloween is coming
A Witch wears a long, tall hat
‘The Ride of the Valkyries’ by Wagner
‘Music for the Royal Fireworks’ by Handel
Using percussion sounds and voice to compose a Halloween/Fireworks piece
Composing a ‘Dinosaur Dance’ using percussion instruments.
Popular Christmas Songs; compilation tape
*January; Themes; The Planets
Holst; ‘The Planets’ excerpts
Listening to the sounds at school
Composing a piece using school equipment;
chalk, pencils, glantóirs, bell.
‘We’ll sing a hymn to Brigid’ in preparation
for her feast day 1st February
‘There’s a little wheel a turning in my heart’
Listening to ‘Peter & The Wolf’
How does music make us feel?
Seachtain na Gaeilge/St. Patrick’s Day
The sun has got his hat on
Making a percussion instrument;
paper plate tambourine, drum, shaker
‘May is the month of Mary’
‘The Bells of the Angelus’
‘When Creation was begun’
Resources for teaching music;
Compilation of classical pieces