Explorer music lesson plans and activities relating to the marine are available in the following strands.
A selection of Explorer music lesson plans are also available through Irish. Please see the Gaeilege section of the website for more information:
Junior Infants Class and Seniors Infants Class
Strand Unit: Early literacy. Playing Instruments.
Creating an Ocean Soundscape using Body Percussion
The aim of the lesson plan if for the children to enabled to play body percussion instruments developing a sense of pulse, duration, tempo, pitch dynamics, structure and texture.
First Class and Second Class
Strand: Listening and Responding
Strand Unit: Listening and Responding to Music.
Listening to Ocean Music
The aim of the lesson plan if for the children to be enabled to listen to a short, unfamiliar piece of music or excerpts from a composition.
Third Class and Fourth Class
Strand Unit: Improvising and Creating. Talking about compositions.
Listening and Creating Percussion to Sea Songs
The aim of the lesson plan if for the children to be enabled to perform simple musical pieces that show a developing awareness of musical elements. The child should be enabled to describe and discuss his/her work and the work of other children.
Fifth Class and Six Class
Strand Unit: Song and Singing
Listening and Performing Ceol na Mara – Music of the Sea
The aim of the lesson plan if for the children to be enabled to perform:
(1) as part of a group, one or both songs sung individually or as partner songs.
(2) a rhythmic ostinato (tapping a pattern over and over) to accompany the songs.