Year 2

In Term 1, students will be studying music.
We are starting the year by creating sound effects to accompany a story.

Junior Choir
This will be held on Thursday lunchtimes in the Performing Arts Room with Mrs Melanie White.
All Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 students are welcome and encouraged to attend.
The Junior Choir sings usually once per term at school assembly.
Junior Choir will be commencing on March 8, once the Prep students are at school full time.

In Term 4, students are studying Drama and participating in role plays. One of our Habits of Mind focuses has been: Managing our Impulsivity - that is, actually stopping and thinking about how we are going to act out and perform our role plays before we do them. Students have been very thoughtful and creative as they became 'fruit pickers', 'cowboys/cowgirls' and 'circus performers'.

In Term 3, students are busily practising their song and dance routine for Beauty and the Beast. 

We are creating small group dances using the Jazz Music instrumental piece: Birdland.
Below is the version by Maynard Ferguson. Enjoy!


Here is a video montage of some of our Birdland choreography.
Some of the Habits of Mind we used were: Creating, Imagining and Innovating, Thinking Flexibly, Thinking Interdependently and Remaining Open to Continuous Learning.

Birdland Dances Year 2

We are also exploring movement and dance and have been creating movement sequences based on the theme of Winter.
Below is the version of The Snow is Dancing by Claude Debussy that we have been using.

The Snow is Dancing

In Term 2 Year Two students are learning to read music and play tunes on the glockenspiel.
We have been exploring musical concepts on the SFS Kids website. SFS stands for San Francisco Symphony.
Click on the link below to access the Instrument Garden.

In 2017, Term 1, Year Two students are learning about orchestral instruments.
We have enjoyed playing the interactive Magic Flute Orchestra Game which is helping us to recognise many of the instruments by sight and sound.

Click on the link below to access the Orchestra Game from the Magic Flute but remember, you will need to download it first before you can play it.

We are also learning  to sing partner songs.

Year 2 have had a successful semester in Performing Arts. They have been learning a variety of African songs focusing on 'Call and Response' vocal patterns and have been creating their own rhythms. During Term 2, preparation has started in earnest  to learn our songs for The Lion King Musical and also the dance steps. 
2N and 2S students will be singing Circle of Life and the Stampede. All students will be singing during the finale and Bows (or curtain calls) at the concert. 


 2W are singing 'Grasslands Chant' for The Lion King.
Here is one of the videos of them singing the 3 different parts.

Grassland Chant

Rockin Around The Christmas Tree.mp3
Ms Vella,
Nov 21, 2016, 9:21 PM