The Australian Curriculum in The Arts nears it’s final manifestation.

I can’t wait. I’m keen to see the changes and just how it has increased in size and complexity.
I thought I’d share some of the resources I created from ACARA previously and am currently programming and developing lessons from.

Hyperlinked DRAFT Aust Curriculum The Arts F-10 In 16 hours, I hyperlinked and copy/pasted this document to make it easier to navigate from one area/year level to another. It includes all 5 Art subjects Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts and is indeed F – 10. If needed, I’ll do something similar when the final version comes out. This download is 89 pages long.

The links below cover the areas I’m in charge of – Dance, Drama, Media Arts and Music. They are each one A4 page.

Performing Arts 2013 Outline 01 R-2 Early Years

Performing Arts 2013 Outline 02 3-4 Primary Years

Performing Arts 2013 Outline 03 5-6 Primary Years

Performing Arts 2013 Outline 04 7-8 Middle Years

From the above 4 outlines here is just Music as it is the most relevant to this blog.
They demonstrate why we need Music teachers and that it’s difficult to teach it effectively in the classroom perhaps?
And what a privilege it  is to have a dedicated Music teacher. Congratulations to the schools who have managed to do this.
Any music teachers out there who would like to share how you meet outcomes please comment and consider sharing.
The same goes for anyone using or are interested in using ukuleles to meet Australian Curriculum outcomes.
Comment or use the ‘Contact Me’ form on the page/tab above.

Early Years R (F) – 2
Students will learn about and participate in the different roles of composer, performer and audience member. They will explore and experiment with voice, instruments and sound to create their own music. They will sing, play instruments and found sound sources, and move to a range of music. They will develop a repertoire of chants, songs, rhythms, rhymes and melodies. They will invent and explore ways of recording musical thinking through symbols. Students will begin to use music terminology. They will listen and respond to a range of musical works and develop their aural skills. They will learn to respond and comment on their own music making and that of others.

Primary 3-4
Students will use their developing aural skills and musical terminology in composing, performing and responding to their own and others’ performances. They will build on their knowledge, as they use and select elements of music to structure simple musical compositions, which they will record using invented and conventional notations. They will sing, play instruments and move to music, demonstrating an understanding of musical concepts. They will use a range of technologies to record and communicate their musical ideas, and access those of others. Through performing, listening and composing, students will identify the use of musical elements in performances and share opinions about the ways these create meaning and musical effect in their own and others’ music.

Primary 5-6
Students will use their developing understanding of music concepts and elements to arrange, compose, improvise and perform music. They will use a range of technologies to plan, organise and record their musical ideas and access those of others. Students’ musical practices will be underpinned by a developing use of music notation, aural skills and music terminology. Their music making as arrangers, composers, and improvisers will demonstrate an increased awareness of a range of musical styles and genres. They will perform an increasingly diverse musical repertoire of songs and instrumental compositions. In responding, students will identify key features in music that they perform and listen to, and make some informed judgments about musical preferences.

Middle 7-8
Students will develop the skills and understanding to engage in music as knowledgeable music makers and audience members. They will arrange, compose, improvise and perform for various purposes. They will demonstrate knowledge and understandings of musical elements, materials, ideas, styles and technologies. They will sing and play instruments to realise their own and others’ musical ideas and works. Students will respond critically to their own and others’ musical works and practices, using the concepts of music and terminology to communicate their understandings. Through listening, performing and composing they will begin to identify cultural, social and historical contexts of music.