Welcome to The Arts 2017

This year I will be taking grades 3/4 & 5/6 students for Visual Arts on a Monday or Tuesday for terms 1 & 2 and for Performing Arts during terms 3 & 4.

This year in Visual Arts, your child will be creating lots of exciting things and developing their artistic skills in areas such as drawing, modelling, construction and printing.

In Performing Arts the students will be engaging in various drama and music activities.

To help your child keep their school uniform clean, please make sure your child has an Art Smock.  An Art Smock can be bought from shops such as Target or Kmart or you could use an old shirt.  Don’t forget to make sure your child’s name is on their Smock!

In the Art Room we are always looking for things from home we can use for our artworks. Some things we always need in the Art Room are:

  • Scraps of material
  • Wool, buttons
  • Magazines / newspaper

 

If you have any of these at home that you no longer need please feel free to bring them in.

I look forward to an exciting year in The Arts.  Please feel free to see me on a Monday or Tuesday and have a look at the wonderful work we will be creating!

Vietnamese translation:

Chào MØng ñ‰n V§i NghOE ThuÆt

Xin chào, tôi là Vinza Armocida, tôi dåy môn MÏ ThuÆt cho h†c sinh L§p 3/4 và 5/6 vào ThÙ Hai ho¥c ThÙ Ba trong h†c kÿ 1&2 và dåy môn NghOE ThuÆt Trình DiÍn trong h†c kÿ 3&4.

Næm nay trong ChÜÖng Trình MÏ ThuÆt, con cûa quí vÎ së sáng tåo ra nhiŠu tác phÄm lš thú và phát tri‹n kÏ næng nghOE thuÆt cûa em nhÜ vë, xây d¿ng mô hình và in. Trong môn NghOE ThuÆt Trình DiÍn các em së tham gia nhiŠu sinh hoåt khác nhau vŠ kÎch và nhåc.

ñ‹ giúp cho ÇÒng phøc con cûa quí vÎ không bÎ vÃy bÄn, vui lòng bäo Çäm con cûa quí vÎ có Art Smoke (Áo Choàng). Art Smoke có th‹ mua tØ nh»ng cºa tiOEm nhÜ Target ho¥c Kmart ho¥c cÛng có th‹ sº døng áo sÖ mi cÛ. ñØng quên vi‰t tên cûa con lên Art Smoke!

Trong Phòng MÏ ThuÆt chúng tôi lúc nào cÛng cÀn nh»ng thÙ tØ nhà mà chúng tôi có th‹ sº døng trong môn MÏ thuÆt. Nh»ng thÙ mà chúng tôi luôn cÀn nhÜ :

 Väi vøn

 Len, khuy nút

 Tåp chí/báo cÛ

N‰u quí vÎ có nh»ng thÙ này ª nhà mà không cÀn ljn chúng n»a vui lòng mang ljn cho chúng tôi.

Tôi mong mÕi có m¶t næm dåy MÏ ThuÆt thÆt lš thú. Xin ÇØng ngÀn ngåi g¥p tôi vào ThÙ Hai ho¥c ThÙ Ba và Ç‹ m¡t coi nh»ng tác phÄm tuyOEt v©i mà các em së sáng tåo!

Funga Alafia Song

The students have enjoyed learning the song ‘Funga Alafia’ which is an African song from Ghana. It is a song of welcome and of opening the heart and sharing what you have. We often start our Performing Arts lesson with this song!

Song actions:

Funga: touch head with both hands (with my thoughts I greet you)

Alafia: outstretch arms

Ah-shay: touch mouth with both hands (with my words I greet you)

Ah-shay: outstretch arms

Funga: touch heart with both hands (with my heart I greet you)

Alafia: outstretch arms

Ah-shay: stroke back of arm between hand and elbow for 2 beats

Ah-shay: repeat for the other arm (I have nothing up my sleeve).

 

My Friend Fuzzy

This week in Performing Arts the grade 1/2 students made a paper pop up puppet of Fuzzy to help them perform the song ‘My Friend Fuzzy’. Here are the words to song to help you remember.

‘My Friend Fuzzy’

Verse

My friend Fuzzy sleeps all day,

But when night-time comes he loves to play,

He waits ’till everyone is fast asleep,

Then out of his box Fuzzy does peep. He shakes his head and licks his lips,

He blinks his eyes and wiggles his hips,

Taps his nose and gives a sideways glance,

Then Fuzzy pops up (sound effect: whooooop) ’cause it’s time to dance.

Chorus

And he dances and dances all around, And he dances and dances all around, And he dances and dances all around,

And he dances and dances ’till the early morn,

But now he’s tired and he has a big yawn,

He stretches his arms up to the sky, T

hen he pops down (sound effect: ‘whooooop’) and blows a kiss goodbye.

 

Reflections By Room 19

Here is what Room 19 liked most during Performing Arts this semester:

What I enjoyed most was when we used the instruments.- By Kathy

I liked playing the instruments, especially the tambourine.  By Brendan

I like doing drama, especially freeze frame- By Anna

I like doing  drama  because it fun and I liked when we played the instrument – By Emily

In performing arts I liked acting and doing freeze frames- By Vanessa

In performing arts I liked using the instruments-by Shealla

I liked playing the game captains orders-By Mohammad

I liked doing music. by Kevin

I liked singing Ho ho ho oi oi oi. By Tonu

I liked doing African greeting song called Funga Alafia-By LIsa

I liked captains order because it was a game of listening, moving and skill-By Henry

I liked singing the songs- by Julie

I liked playing captains orders and singing Funga Alafia- by Ethan

I liked playing captains order and singing hohoho oioioi- by neli

I liked listening to the Aussie Christmas song. by Jordan

I liked playing the instruments because it was fun-By Catherine

l like to do acting. chanh

I liked to do the song ho ho ho oi oi oi by Steven

I like to sing. by Wendy

I liked singing the Aussie Christmas song: HO HO HO OI OI OI by Abel

I liked acting when we were pretending to be a teacher. By Harjas

I liked singing the Christmas songs and using the instruments.  By LJ

 

 

Music: Term 4

The Musical Staff

The students have been learning all about the musical staff in our performing arts classes.

The staff, or stave, is a set of five horizontal lines and four spaces that each represent a different musical pitch. Watch this fun you tube clip to help you to remember the notes on the staff.

 

 

Freeze!

Freeze frames are used in drama to make a visual picture, like a photograph, to show characters in a scene or series of scenes. The freeze is held for several seconds to clearly show through the actions and facial expression what the characters are feeling and how they are feeling about other characters in the scene. A series of freeze frames can be used to tell a story. Freeze frames offer a useful way of capturing and conveying meaning, since groups can convey much more than they would be able to through words alone.

When we unfreeze a person in a scene by tapping them on the shoulder (called thought tracking) we can find out more about their character’s thoughts and feelings in the scene.

All about Drama

This term in Performing Arts the students are learning all about Drama. Drama is about imagining you are somebody else and behaving as that person would in a given situation. In process drama the teacher works with students in role to help build a story through different activities. Students are audience to their own actions and are imaginatively involved in both the creation and consideration of their drama.  Some of the activities are:

  • Freeze Frame
  • Still images
  • Thought tracking
  • Role- playing
  • Role-on-the-wall
  •  Decision alley

Performing Arts Terms 3 & 4

This term and next we see all students from grades 3 to 6 move into Performing Arts Room and explore the areas of drama and music. It’s also good opportunity to address our ‘Code of Co-operation’ so we all have a better understanding of student expectations when we participate in the performing arts classes.

CODE OF CO-OPERATION

RESPECT

  • We will use our manners
  • We will respect ourselves and others
  • We will look after the equipment in the Performing Arts Room

LEARNING

  • We will listen to others while they are talking and take turns to speak.
  • We will encourage each other to always do our best.
  • We will try our best and never give up

CO-OPERATION

  • We will include others at all times
  • We will share our ideas and work together

RESPONSIBILITY

  • We will be responsible for our actions
  • We will always act safely

The Song Room concert: Monday 10th November

Students in Room 2 and 4 will be attending an excursion to the Melbourne Town Hall on Monday
10th November 2014

This year marks the 10th anniversary of The Song Room’s in-school workshop program.  That’s ten years of The Song Room using the arts to enhance students’ education, personal development and community involvement. It’s also ten years of successful partnerships between The Song Room and schools such as St Albans East Primary School.

The Song Room will be marking this milestone with a performance event “Now We Are 10” at the Melbourne Town Hall on Monday 10th November. The performance will bring together students from a variety of past and present Song Room schools, to sing, dance and play  for one another.

Also, there is an opportunity for parents and families to come along and watch the performance at 12.00pm. These audience members would need to be at the Melbourne Town Hall by 12.00pm, but unfortunately The Song Room and the school will not be able to cover any transport costs.  Please let Mrs Armocida know as soon as possible if you would like to be part of the audience and we’ll reserve a spot for you.

 

Students from room 2 and 4 have been working with Song Room Teaching Artist: Biddy Connor to prepare for the performance. They have also been working on combined schools performance items during Performing Arts lessons at school.  This excursion will provide our children with opportunity to discover what it is like to be part of live performance.