In Pre 5 we have been learning about the Symphony Orchestra as an example of Community. And in Grade 3 we have explored the orchestra to find out the different materials instruments are made of.
In an Orchestra each member works hard to fulfill their responsibilities and everybody cooperates to make sure that the music sounds great!!
There is a very important person in the Orchestra: the conductor. The conductor shows the musicians how to play and makes sure that everybody plays well together.
In class Pre 5s have been playing conducting games and taking turns to lead each other in making music.
We have also looked at the different instruments that we can find in a symphony orchestra. Here you can find the videos we have been using in class as well as the worksheets we have used to draw and colour them. (Strings Worksheet) (Woodwind and Brass Worksheet)
I hope you like them.
Each video below is a playlist and it contains a few videos. You can use the arrows to move on to the next one.
This is the full orchestra in action and some nice videos about conductors:
These are videos with instruments from the string family: Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass:
The next playlist has instruments from the woodwind family: Flute, Clarinet, Oboe and Bassoon:
These are instruments from the brass family: Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone and Tuba:
These videos are from the percussion family: