Term Four Overviews from Performing Arts and Media


Performing Arts Term 4 Overview


This term in Foundation:~


Through the magic of books children will discover the sounds of instruments and how we play them. They will listen to and read “Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin” by Lloyd Moss and use their ears and eyes to recognize sounds and share their new knowledge with others.  By exploring these sounds, they will learn how music can convey messages and describe how this music makes them feel.  They will read the book “How to Speak Moo” by Deborah Fajerman and explore how their voices can create different sounds.


This term in Year 1 and 2:~

What is music and how to we create it? 

This term the students will be challenged to explore new sounds and instruments using the picture books “The Jazz Fly” and “The Jazz Fly 2: The Jungle Pachanga” by Matthew Gollub.  They will be introduced to instruments through the Abstract Art of Wassily Kandinsky and the reading of the book “The Noisy Paintbox”.  The children we be involved in a choral reading of the stories and create and compose their own music using the My Musica App by Musica Viva on the iPads.


This term in Year 3 and 4:~

In term four the students will begin exploring drama through poetry.  They will listen to exciting poets, such as Michael Rosen, and learn to create their own anthologies and explore their voice using poetry.  They will explore the elements of drama through the development of a role whilst reciting different poems and learn about how poems can convey messages.  They will be challenged to read and perform in many impromptu settings and create their own poetry to share with an audience.


This term in Year 5 and 6:~

Using their knowledge of music and rhythm students will read a picture story book and create a video for the younger students to enjoy.  They will use the iPads and the “Book Creator” App to make stories for the school to keep.  It will be a legacy and a gift to the new students entering our school in 2018.  The year 5 and 6 students will complete an Author Study to complement their stories advertising and promoting their author for all to see.  They will encouraged to find a story that has meaning and that they connect with.


Dana Kroenert

Performing Arts








Media Level Overviews 2017 Term 4




In Term 4, the Foundation learners will explore the Sock Puppets app, enabling them to create their own puppet show, capturing and sequencing images to create comic books that retell familiar and traditional stories to share with the class. Selecting images to tell a traditional story. Collecting and sharing class stories and presenting them in the form of a digital ebook on the Book Creator App. Producing and presenting a media artwork for a particular purpose such as a school event.


Year 1 and 2

In Term 4, the Year 1 and 2 students are presenting their digital ebooks from last term in the inaugural ‘eBook Parade’. We will reflect on what made their stories ‘It Great’ stories. Using sound recording technology including the Sock Puppets app to create, record and edit sound effects to support a story. Applying computer software to add audio to images to enhance meaning to a series of still images. Selecting and arranging images, sounds and text to organise the structure of a story.


Year 3 and 4

In Term 4, the Year 3 and 4 students will be researching different forms of media, each student will select one form and conduct their own investigation. Describing representations and interpreting meaning in media artworks from different social, cultural or historical contexts. Comparing media artworks made for different purposes using appropriate language.  Investigating a range of media artworks, including those in the community, commemorating different people, times and cultures. Writing about and discussing with others the meaning of their own media artworks using appropriate language.


Year 5 and 6

In Term 4, the Year 5 and 6 students will be conducting an investigation on the history, legal issues and classification of media artworks. They will select one form of media and researching and compare historical and contemporary media representations. They will explain how context influences the characters, stories and values portrayed in the media artworks, for example, comparing TV representations of families. Describing protocols about acceptable and unacceptable use of borrowed material in making and publishing media artworks.  Safety issues and cultural sensitivities will be discussed in relation to acceptable and unacceptable use to personal and cultural images, sounds, and texts when making and publishing media artworks.



Gary Young