MUSIC; A MENU OF ACTIVITIES FOR FIRST & SECOND CLASS
Music for First Term;
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
Following some work on Vaughan William’s
‘March Past of The Kitchen Utensils’
Some work on the theme of ‘My School’;
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’
Feelings and emotions;
How does music make us feel?
Seachtain na Gaeilge/St. Patrick’s Day
Themes; New Life;
Growth in spring;
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’
Beside the sea.
Under the sea
Debussy; En Bateau
Resources for teaching music;
- Percussion instruments; pitched and unpitched
- Text; ‘Recorder from the Beginning 1’ by John Pitts
Compilation of classical pieces