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Music Notes

Music classes have been engaging with the structure of music. It is a curriculum based subject, aimed at developing new knowledge and deeper understandings of music literacy. Students are starting to play their concert band instrument very well and it is exciting to hear students improve so quickly. Each class has its own concert band and students are learning to play one of the following instruments; flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet and trombone. It is a huge range of instruments and the structured class band program is used in most schools throughout the world. The Year Eight Concert

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Arts, AIS students enter Saatchi prize for schools

This year AIS art students have, for the first time, submitted entries to the prestigious Saatchi Gallery Schools Prize. The Saatchi Gallery is one of the world’s best known private galleries with annual visitors numbering 1.5 million. From its London base the gallery aims to provide a forum for contemporary art presenting work by upcoming, and often unseen, artists. The Schools Prize is unique with entries being made from primary and secondary schools across the globe via the Saatchi Gallery website, meaning the scope and accessibility of the competition is second to none. Entries have been submitted by the following

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Music Notes

All music students are playing an instrument. They are playing in a concert band and each class has its own ensemble. We are focusing on posture, reading rhythms and developing pitch ranges on their instruments. A particular focus in Music is reading and interpretation of music notes. Students are learning how to recognise and play printed music. We rehearse and play from concert band music. Students are becoming more literate and fluent with reading notes. This is a complex task as students have to play the rhythm and pitch the note while playing in their concert band. For most students,

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NOT my JOB!

Giving pre-school children their own responsibilities is a great opportunity to build self-esteem and confidence. It is also one of the very first steps toward independence. Parents and teachers can be guilty of doing many things for their children just to ‘get through it – and get it over with’. However, we do a BIG disservice to our children by not letting them do jobs or chores that are age appropriate. It helps them feel part of the family as everyone has some duties that they must do. Everyone has a responsibility to be part of the ‘cog’. In the

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