At Buchan Primary School our specialist programs include Music, Physical Education, Library, Art, Cooking, Student Leadership, STEM, Outdoor Education, and LOTE (Italian)
All students have an hour of Music a week over an alloted term.
The Junior School (Foundation, Grades 1 and 2) learn to:
Sing - To communicate their experiences and ideas and to use their voices to perform music.
Play instuments - To communicate their experiences and ideas and to understand and respond to beat and simple rhythm patterns.
Composing - They explore contrasting sounds and improvise with them, as well as describe the ways contrasts and effects can be created in the music they listen to.
The Senior School (Grade 3,4,5 and 6) learn to:
Sing - Accurately and expressly perform songs to communicate intentions and ideas to audiences. They also use their voices to perform music and sing music in different styles.
Play instruments - Students accurately and expressively perform instrumental music to communicate intentions and ideas to an audience. They play music in different styles and use music technology.
Composing - Students improvise, arrange and compose their ideas to communicate their intentions. They use elements of music and technologies to improvise, arrange and compose music.
Listening - Students describe and discucc similarities and differences between music they listen to and they explain how the elements of music are used to communicate ideas and purpose in the music they listen to.
Responding - They describe how music making is influenced by music from different cultures, times and locations, using terminology. Students also describe and discuss similarities and differences between music they listen to, compose and perform.