Grade 4

Grade 4 – Term 1:

During the first term, the students will develop their musical reading and recorder skills, learning the fingerings for B, A, G, and C. Through our non-directed listening program, they will continue to develop their listening skills, and show appreciation for different styles of music. Students will also begin to prepare for our Christmas musical by singing various songs of greater difficulty.

It is expected that the students will be able to:

  • read musical notation in the treble clef;
  • demonstrate correct hand/finger position;
  • play recorder with good tone;
  • understand theory used in text;
  • demonstrate conscientious effort in classroom activities;
  • listen carefully and respectfully to music;
  • sing in-tune with large group; and
  • cooperate with and respect others.

Grade 4 – Term 2:

During the second term, the students will work on vocal and dramatic skills in our Christmas Play. They will continue to develop their skills on the recorder, learning the fingerings for the notes C and D. The students will expand their theoretical knowledge in the areas of rhythmic counting, eighth notes and rests, and key signatures. In addition, the Grade Fours will continue to develop their listening skills through our non-directed listening program.

It is expected that the students will be able to:

  • sing songs of greater difficulty in tune;
  • demonstrate conscientious effort in concert preparations and all classroom activities;
  • display a positive attitude towards musical learning;
  • read musical notation fluently;
  • play recorder with good tone, correct hand and finger position;
  • understand theory used in text and discussed in classroom activities;
  • listen carefully and respectfully to music; and
  • cooperate with and respect others.

Grade 4 – Term 3

During the final term, the students will continue to develop their listening skills and music appreciation through our non-directed listening program. They will continue to develop their skills on the recorder, mastering the fingerings for A, B, C, D, G, and F#. Theoretical studies will include key signatures, dotted notes, time signatures (4/4 and 3/4), eighth notes and rests, and rhythmic counting.

It is expected that the students will be able to:

  • demonstrate conscientious effort in all classroom activities;
  • play the recorder with good tone, demonstrating good hand and finger position;
  • understand theory displayed in text and discussed in classroom activities;
  • develop their recorder abilities through regular home practice , and come fully prepared to class;
  • listen carefully and respectfully to music; and
  • display a positive attitude towards musical learning.
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