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Supporting Connections and Transitions through Music

The new school year can be participially challenging for many students Whether they have transitioned into a new year level, or they are finding it difficult to regulate emotions as they move from one new activity to the next, music in the classroom can help students regulate their emotions during challenging times. Using music during … Read more

Ideas to inspire your class and the whole school in Term 4

Celebrate student learning, cultivate connection and build school culture this term with arts activities from ARTS:LIVE.  ARTS:LIVE can help teachers plan a stress-free Term 4 with a variety of resource that can address multiple objectives like helping students regulate behaviour in the final school term, creating opportunities for parents to connect, or celebrating with end-of-year … Read more

primary school students engaged in music arts learning lesson on ukelele for formative assessment

Music Curriculum Formative Assessment made easy

With ARTS:LIVE’s, Introducing Formative Assessment, primary school teachers can easily plan, gather and interpret student learning in the music classroom as it happens. ARTS:LIVE’s Introducing Formative Assessment provides teachers with practical and printable student reflections, rubrics and exit tickets. Teachers will save time sourcing and creating assessment tasks and will set themselves up for stress-free … Read more

Primary school students engaged in first nations dance arts learning performance

Bring First Nations perspectives into the classroom for Reconciliation Week

With National Reconciliation Week fast approaching, it’s time to start planning. ARTS:LIVE has a multitude of resources to help you plan curriculum aligned arts learning lessons to support the week. These practical, easy to use resources cover all art forms and primary years, and will support your class to explore reconciliation, respect and understanding, while … Read more

Primary School Students enjoying arts learning lesson in music

Creative ideas to celebrate Harmony Week!

Get a lesson a day for a whole week. Harmony Week gives us the opportunity to celebrate inclusion, respect, culture and belonging. Through arts learning activities on ARTS:LIVE teachers are able to provide students with creative ways to connect, explore and grow as a supportive group. In Term 1, it’s especially important to consolidate connection … Read more

Characters from Woonyoomboo: The Night Heron created by First Nations primary school student from the Nyikina community

Introduce your class to the Bookarrikaara (dreaming) story from the Nyikina community

The Song Room in partnership with SharingStories Foundation is thrilled to launch a new resource on ARTS:LIVE - Woonyoomboo: The Night Heron. Made in collaboration with Nyikina senior custodians, young people and community members of Western Australia’s Kimberley region, students will be introduced to the Walangarri (songlines) of Woonyoomboo: The Night Heron, a Creation Ancestor for the Nyikina People.  The resource provides … Read more

New Professional Learning course for Primary School Teachers!

Today The Song Room launched What’s that Instrument?, the first course in new collection of professional learning resources on ARTS:LIVE called The Music Classroom. The series includes practical, time-saving solutions to help increase the confidence and capability of primary school teachers to bring high-quality music education into their classroom. What’s that Instrument? is now available on ARTS:LIVE. It is a perfect … Read more

Primary school students holding bells while looking up at teacher

Top tips to build strong classroom connections

One of the challenges that teachers face at the beginning of each school year is building a strong group dynamic within their classroom. To create strong connection we must create space for building positive relationships. Methods to engage students and get them working well together will differ from class to class. Explore different approaches to … Read more

Remote Learning Packs designed to support remote teaching

Remote Learning Packs have been designed to support teachers who are teaching remotely during Term 2. Over a hundred activities will be available across music, drama, visual arts and dance that have strong links to literacy, numeracy, physical activity and well-being so that teachers are easily able to include them in their lesson planning. Activities … Read more