PYP1 Grade 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 2)

  • express their responses to music from different cultures and styles
  • sing individually and in unison
  • recognize music from a basic range of cultures and styles
  • explore individually or collectively a musical response to a narrated story

Music – Creating (Phase 2)

  • create music to represent different cultures and styles
  • explore vocal sounds, rhythms, instruments, timbres to communicate ideas and feelings
  • create a soundscape based on personal experiences

Visual Arts – Responding (Phase 2)

  • describe similarities and differences between artworks
  • investigate the purposes of artwork from different times, places and a range of cultures including their own

Creating (Phase 2)

  • plan and make specific choices of materials, tools and processes

demonstrate control of tools, materials and processes