Music

Transition Semester 1

How we express ourselves

An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

Central Idea

Music is a combination of sounds to sing, play and move to.

Lines of Inquiry

  • Music can be quiet or loud. (Form)
  • Music can be fast or slow. (Form)
  • Music can be made with different instruments. (Function)
  • Music can be fun. (Connection)

Key Concepts

form, function, connection

Grade 1-2 Semester 1

How we express ourselves

An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

Central Idea

Music is a combination of high, low, long and short sounds that can be recorded in a variety of ways.

Lines of Inquiry

  • Melody describes the high and low sounds in music. (Form)
  • Rhythm describes the long and short sounds in music. (Form)
  • Improvisation helps us to develop musical ideas. (Function)
  • Song charts can help us to read and record music. (Function)

Key Concepts

form, function

Grade T-2 Semester 2

How we express ourselves

An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

Central Idea

Music and sound can express a story or image to an audience.

Lines of Inquiry

  • There are different ways to express ideas through sound and music. (Function)
  • Timbre is the tone of a sound. There are many sounds that can be used when composing. (Form)
  • Texture is the way that sounds are woven together in a piece of music. We can layer different sounds to create images in our minds. (Function)

Key Concepts

form, function

Grade 3-6 Semester 1

How we express ourselves

An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.


Central Idea

Melody and rhythm are important elements of music that can be combined and recorded in a variety of ways.

Lines of Inquiry

  • Different patterns of high and low notes can create different melodies in music. (Form)
  • Different patterns of long and short notes can create different rhythms in music. (Form)
  • Improvisation can help us to develop musical ideas. (Function)
  • Musical notation can help us to record, read and learn music. (Function)

Key Concepts

form, function

Grade 3-6 Semester 2

How we express ourselves

An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.


Central Idea

Music and sound can express a story or image to an audience.

Lines of Inquiry

  • There are a range of different ways to express emotions and ideas through sound and music. (Function)
  • Timbre is the tone of a sound. There are an infinite number of sounds around us that can be used when composing. (Form)
  • Texture is the way that sounds are woven together in a piece of music. We can layer and blend different sounds to create images in our minds. (Function)

Key Concepts

causation, perspective, reflection, change