PYP4 Grade 4 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 – Creating (Phase 3)

  • sing with accuracy and control focusing awareness on the musical elements
  • sing partner songs
  • discuss music that relates to social issues and/or values
  • share and compare their experiences as audience members at various performances
  • compare aspects of music from different times and places

Music – Creating (Phase 3)

  • deliver a musical message to different audiences (for example, peace message to parents, kindergarten children, friends)
  • improvise upon a basic pattern to reinforce the importance of the individual within the group
  • express themselves as individuals through musical composition

Visual Arts – Responding (Phase 3)

  • compare, contrast and categorize artworks from a range of cultures, places and times
  • provide constructive criticism when responding to artwork.
  • recognize that different audiences respond in different ways to artworks

Visual Arts – Creating (Phase 3)

  • create artwork for a specific audience
  • use a range of strategies to solve problems during the creative process.