The KIS Song

We’re KIS!


The KIS Song

We’ve got the knowledge
Inspiring Individuals
We’re filled with the spirit of learning
The spirit of loving
The spirit of joy and we’re blessed
We’re KIS

They say that knowledge is power
And I’m a powerful girl
With my feet firmly planted
And my head in a whirl

The world is changing every day
But I’ll learn new things on the way
I’ll go the distance to make a difference
‘Til I can finally say

We’ve got the knowledge
Inspiring Individuals
We’re filled with the spirit of learning
The spirit of loving
The spirit of joy and we’re blessed
We’re KIS

I’m filled with inspiration
By the things around me
From music and dancing
To the birds in the trees

The world is changing every day
But I’ll learn new things on the way
I’ll go the distance to make a difference
‘Til I can finally say

We’ve got the knowledge
Inspiring Individuals
We’re filled with the spirit of learning
The spirit of loving
The spirit of joy and we’re blessed
We’re KIS

I’m filled with the spirit
That life was made for me
Surrounded by friendship
I know that I can be

The world is changing every day
But I’ll learn new things on the way
I’ll go the distance to make a difference
‘Til I can finally say

We’ve got the knowledge
Inspiring Individuals
We’re filled with the spirit of learning
The spirit of loving
The spirit of joy and we’re blessed
We’re KIS

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The Holiday Concert

G2 will be performing in the holiday concert at the end of this term. Costume details will be discussed a little closer to the event.

Finale:
The show will end with everyone singing ‘Reach for the Stars’ by S Club 7. Here is the song and a karaoke track to sing along to!

Song:

Lyrics Video:

Karaoke Track:

G2A
G2A will sing ‘When a Child is Born’, a beautiful song which celebrates the special gift that is a child.
Here is the song, we will not be including the spoken verse.

Song:

G2B
G2B will be singing the Katy Perry song,’Roar’. A song which celebrates resilience, independence and a growth mindset.

Song:

G2C will be singing a secular Christmas classic, ‘White Christmas’.

Song:

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Welcome Back!

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Welcome to a new year of music making here at KIS. We have many exciting things in store and many new things to learn.
Our first unit, Inspiring Individuals, a school-wide unit, takes a look at our quality learning behaviours and how they look in the music classes.

At KIS we believe that quality learning behaviours include:

Striving for understanding
Developing our passions
An inclusive and caring community
Taking ethical action.

How do we do this in the music classes?

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End-of-year show

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We will be performing in the end-of-year show.
Your teachers will tell you more about what you are doing but we will be ending the show with ‘Try Eveything’ from the movie Zootopia and the KIS song which we will all sing together.

Here they are to practice at home and in class:

Try Everything

KIS Song

The KIS Song

We’ve got the knowledge
Inspiring Individuals
We’re filled with the spirit of learning
The spirit of loving
The spirit of joy and we’re blessed
We’re KIS

They say that knowledge is power
And I’m a powerful girl
With my feet firmly planted
And my head in a whirl

The world is changing every day
But I’ll learn new things on the way
I’ll go the distance to make a difference
‘Til I can finally say

We’ve got the knowledge
Inspiring Individuals
We’re filled with the spirit of learning
The spirit of loving
The spirit of joy and we’re blessed
We’re KIS

I’m filled with inspiration
By the things around me
From music and dancing
To the birds in the trees

The world is changing every day
But I’ll learn new things on the way
I’ll go the distance to make a difference
‘Til I can finally say

We’ve got the knowledge
Inspiring Individuals
We’re filled with the spirit of learning
The spirit of loving
The spirit of joy and we’re blessed
We’re KIS

I’m filled with the spirit
That life was made for me
Surrounded by friendship
I know that I can be

The world is changing every day
But I’ll learn new things on the way
I’ll go the distance to make a difference
‘Til I can finally say

We’ve got the knowledge
Inspiring Individuals
We’re filled with the spirit of learning
The spirit of loving
The spirit of joy and we’re blessed
We’re KIS

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The science of sound

We have been inquiring into sound and the science behind it. Here are some videos that tell you a lot about sound:

Here are some cool sound experiments you can do at home:

Test your parents’ hearing with the following age test. See who hears the sound first, you or your mum and dad?
I couldn’t hear them at all!

How old are your ears?

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E-learning

Compose a piece of music for percussion instruments using a graphic score and non-traditional notation.

Let’s see how that could work…….

First pick a sound:

Thud!

Now pick a symbol for that sound, here’s an idea for one…

>

So now, > makes a thud sound whenever you see it written down!

Pick a symbol for each of these sounds:

Thud
Crash
Beep
Rattle
Jingle-jangle

Then combine them to make and write down a piece of music. Here’s an example:

Thud . >
Crash X
Beep . P
Rattle . Z
Jingle-jangle . #

Let’s write music with these symbols by placing them together:

>>Z> XXP##XXP##>ZZZ

Now try to play it!

Show me what you have done when we return to school and let’s play it together!

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Listening Unit: 20th Century Music

Musicians and composers in the 20th century came to believe that a new way of writing, playing and listening to music was needed.
They began to explore new and innovative ways of creating music some of which sounds very strange to us.

Cage: 4’33”

Threnody

Listen to this music at home. What makes it sound strange to us?

Musical ideas need to be written down to be passed from one musician and generation to another.
How can we write musical ideas down for others to play?

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Welcome back!

FINAL

Welcome back to KIS or if this is your first year then welcome to your new school!
In grade two this year we will learn to play together as a percussion ensemble using the ankaloos, and tuned and untuned percussion. We will create a piece of music using the pentatonic scale then practice it before performing it for others to enjoy.

Our first unit, however, is a school-wide unit, Inspiring Individuals:

The pursuit of quality learning through “self-development engages people in meaningful action” for themselves and others

Central Idea: Self-development engages people in meaningful action

Lines of inquiry
*Striving for understanding
*Develop passion in ourselves and others
*Creating an inclusive and caring community
*Taking ethical action

Causation, Perspective, Responsibility, (Reflection)

Have a great year of music-making and, once again, welcome back!
Mr Chris

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Have a great holidays!

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The end-of-the-year show was fantastic and you made us all very proud. Well done!
That brings us to the end of another year of music making. I hope you have a wonderful holiday and return, refreshed, ready for another great year.
See you then!
Mr Chris

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Summer Concert

For our summer concert each class will sing a separate song to celebrate the learning we have doe this year. Mr. Karl’s class will sing Big Yellow Taxi and Mr. Gordon’s class will sing Salt Water. You’ll find these on your class blogs. We will also sing two songs together, the KIS Song and The Rainbow Connection. Here they are:

The KIS Song

The Rainbow Connection

We’ve split this song into sections so you only have to sing part of it. the lyrics, and the sections you have to sing, are below:

Grade 2 A
Why are there so many songs about rainbows
And what’s on the other side
Grade 1A
Rainbows are visions
But only illusions
And rainbows have nothing to hide
Grade 2B
So we’ve been told
And some choose to believe it
I know they’re wrong, wait and see
Everyone
Some day we’ll find it
The rainbow connection
The lovers, the dreamers, and me
Grade 1B
Who said that every wish
Would be heard and answered
When wished on the morning star
Grade 1C
Somebody thought of that
And someone believed it
And look what it’s done so far
KGA
What’s so amazing
That keeps us stargazing
And what do we think we might see

Everyone
Someday we’ll find it
The rainbow connection
The lovers, the dreamers, and me
All of us under its spell, we know that it’s probably magic
KGC
Have you been half asleep?
And have you heard voices?
KGB
I’ve heard them calling my name
KGC
Is this the sweet sound
That called the young sailors?
KGB
The voice might be one in the same
G2
I’ve heard it too many times to ignore it
It’s something that I’m supposed to be
Everyone
Someday we’ll find it
The rainbow connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me
La da da di da da dum da duh da da dum di da ohh

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