The Arts with Mrs Karaca & Mrs Chen 2022
THE ARTS (P-2) with Mrs Bennett (née Chen)
This semester the Preps and Grade 1/2s will be communicating and expressing ideas through: Visual Arts, Music, Drama, Dance and Media Arts. The primary focus will be for students to explore socio-emotional themes that will help them build resilience, empathy and gain confidence in all aspects of The Arts.
Preps: Students will be developing their listening skills by exploring, imitating and recognising elements of music e.g. pitch, beat and rhythm. They will be exposed to a wide repertoire of songs and experiment with body-percussion and percussive instruments. They will use their aural skills to express their emotions through drawing/painting/role playing and will channel their creativity through the creation of a short animation.
Grade 1/2s: Students will be developing their listening skills by exploring, imitating and recognising elements of music e.g. pitch, beat, rhythm, dynamics and tempo. They will be exposed to a wide repertoire of songs and experiment with body-percussion and percussive instruments They will communicate ideas through the exploration of vocals, role playing, drawing and painting; be given opportunity to craft lyrics and contribute to a class collaborative original song; devise representations of themselves and create a short animation through the manipulation of images to tell a story.
These experiences will foster respect, empathy and literacy skills. It will be an exciting year of The Arts with the Preps, Grade 1s and 2s and I look forward to nurturing their creativity!
THE ARTS (3-6) with Mrs Karaca
At Meadow Heights Primary School students explore how and why artists create art. They develop their skills through a variety of art applications that include drawing, painting, construction, clay and textiles.
As the students learn new skills they will develop their own creative voice and express this in their art works by looking at various cultures, times and locations for inspiration. Students will apply the Elements of Arts and Principals of Design to enhance their creations.
Grade 3/4: Students will look at artists such as Pete Comer, Picasso, Van Gogh and Balarinji artists.
Grades 5/6: Students will look at Gustav Klimt, Andy Warhol, Banksy and a series of Aboriginal, Indigenous and Islamic artists.
Students will extend their knowledge of media technologies and manipulate images, sounds and text. They will plan, create and present their stories/photos by using graphic/movie making apps. They will learn how to communicate ideas to an audience.