Autumn leaves

Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 dance, music and visual arts
Creative Class Dance Music Visual arts
Tags: Connections Program, Disability, Voice

Use autumn leaves as a stimulus to engage in creative and performing arts.

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Learning intentions

Visual arts

  • collect leaves to use as artworks
  • create artworks inspired by autumn leaves
  • draw leaves and use various applications for colour and texture.

Dance

  • copy movements inspired by falling autumn leaves
  • create own dance movements
  • listen to music to create movements inspired by the music and falling autumn leaves.

Music

  • learn a basic melody to autumn leaves
  • play the melody on an instrument or music program
  • sing the words to the melody

Outcomes

Early Stage 1

Visual arts

  • VAES1.1: Makes simple pictures and other kinds of artworks about things and experiences.
  • VAES1.2: Experiments with a range of media in selected forms.

Music

  • MUES1.1: Participates in simple speech, singing, playing and moving activities, demonstrating an awareness of musical concepts.
  • MUES1.2: Creates own rhymes, games, songs and simple compositions.
  • MUES1.4: Listens to and responds to music.

Dance

  • DAES1.1: Participates in dance activities and demonstrates an awareness of body parts, control over movement and expressive qualities.
  • DAES1.2: Explores movement in response to a stimulus to express ideas, feelings or moods
Stage 1

Visual Arts

  • VAS1.1: Make artworks in a particular way about experiences of real and imaginary things.
  • VAS1.2: Use the forms to make artworks according to varying requirements.

Music

  • MUS1.1: Sings, plays and moves to a range of music, demonstrating an awareness of musical concepts.
  • MUS1.2: Explores, creates, selects and organises sound in simple structures.
  • MUS1.3: Uses symbol systems to represent sounds. 
  • MUS1.4: Responds to a range of music, expressing likes and dislikes and the reasons for these choices. 

Dance

  • DAS1.1: Performs dances demonstrating expressive qualities and control over a range of locomotor and non-locomotor movement.
  • DAS1.2: Explores and selects movement using the elements of dance to make dance express ideas, feelings or moods