The Arts Overview - Term 2, 2021
The focus in the Arts is to create an awareness of how the Visual and Performing Arts are linked. Students will have the opportunity to develop conceptual understandings and refine specific skills around singing, dancing, playing a variety of instruments, drama, creating their own plays, music and visual art pieces, while observing works from different cultures as well as by other artists. Visual Art activities also enable students from Foundation to Year 6 to develop fine motor skills, familiarity of using different media and the vocabulary needed to explain their observations and conceptual understandings.
The Arts enable students to develop their creative and expressive capacities by learning about the different practices, disciplines and traditions that have shaped the expression of culture locally, nationally and globally. Students are both artist and audience in the Arts. They make and respond and learn to appreciate the specific ways this occurs in different disciplines.