The attitudes of everyone involved with students have a significant effect on how students approach the arts. Parents can demonstrate a positive attitude towards the arts at home and in the community, and teachers should ensure that they project a positive attitude towards the arts in their instruction.
The music curriculum is intended to help students develop an understanding and appreciation of music, as well as the ability to create and perform it, so that they will be able to find in music a lifelong source of enjoyment and personal satisfaction.
In the primary grades, students experience and explore the elements of music through singing, listening to, and moving to a variety of songs, rhymes, and chants. Their experiences should include a wide variety of recorded and live music.
In Grade 1, they make connections with the role of music in their lives, sing and play in unison, create simple accompaniments, and experiment with found sounds and instruments.
During the primary grades, students also learn how to use and care for musical instruments properly, become familiar with acceptable audience behaviour, and develop the ability to work with others.
- Grade 1 Music Specific Expectations and Themes
- Grade 1 Elements of Music