Early Years 1 Arts

At OurPlanet we offer Music, Visual Arts and Drama. Each of these arts is a significant discipline in its own right, but the transdisciplinary nature of arts gives them relevance throughout the curriculum. Arts promote attitudes such as empathy and appreciation, and skills such as analysis, that help us to see the uniqueness of each person as well as explore the commonalities that connect us. Work in arts is a way of conveying meaning, sharing a culture, developing one’s sense of self, and expanding knowledge. It provides opportunity to reflect on aesthetic experience, to engage the imagination and explore what is uncertain. Through engaging with and creating artworks, learners are encouraged to reconsider familiar concepts and think about issues of culture and identity.

What will students will be working on this year?

Music – Responding (Phase 1)

  • explore body and untuned percussion instrument sounds
  • recognize different sources of music in daily life
  • use voice to imitate sounds and learn songs
  • move their bodies to express the mood of the music
  • distinguish the sounds of different instruments in music

Music – Creating (Phase 1)

  • create and accompany music using a variety of sounds and instruments
  • play untuned percussion instruments in time with a beat
  • use the voice and body to create musical patterns
  • explore sound as a means of expressing imaginative ideas
  • recreate sounds from familiar experiences
  • participate in performing and creating music both individually and collectively

Drama – Responding (Phase 1)

  • respond to live performances, stories and plays from other times and/or places
  • talk about ideas and feelings in response to dramatic performances
  • use materials to symbolically show location and character

Drama – Creating (Phase 1)

  • engage in imaginative play using a range of stimuli
  • develop the ability to cooperate and communicate with others in creating drama
  • explore familiar roles, themes and stories dramatically
  • create roles in response to props, set and costumes