Arts

Difference between the PYP Arts (PYPA) and Arts Special (AS)

General Introduction:

At fountainhead we encourage learning through arts. Arts are strongly connected to every area of learning. Different people display their learning through different form of arts. Arts helps in the development of fine and gross motor skills. We offer the following art subjects for enhancing learning:

  1. Visual Arts
  2. Dance
  3. Drama
  4. Music

Key Differences:

What is PYP Arts?Performing Arts has both compulsory and optional components; which are woven into the curriculum as essential areas of learning.According to IB guideline we structured our curriculum on basis of two strands:

  1. Creating
  2. Responding

We focus on their creativity and idea execution during PYPA classes. We assess their understanding of concept and application of concept. We do teach them skill but we do not emphasize on ‘learning skill’ during PYPA classes.We can also add a line saying that we do more of inquiry based units.
PYP Arts Streams:

  • Visual Art

The Visual Arts expectations are creative processes, elements of Art and Design, Visual Arts in society, reflection and appreciation. Each of these components are addressed separately, although in practice they are interactive and

interrelated elements.

  • Music :

The music scope and sequence framework identifies the major expectations considered essential in the PYP. These expectations are performing, creating and composing, notation, listening and appreciation. The performing

component is organized into sub-components of singing and playing instruments.Each of these components are addressed separately, although in practice they are interactive and interrelated elements.

  • Drama :

The drama scope and sequence framework identifies the major expectations considered essential in the PYP. These

expectations are creative exploration and expression, technical incorporation, performance, personal and social

development, reflection, evaluation and appreciation and drama in society. Each of these components are addressed

separately, although in practice they are interactive and interrelated elements.

What is Arts Special?Arts Special is totally Skill base program. This program is offered from Grade 3 onwards. Grade 2-3 student will be given exposure to different art forms, offered in AS, in form of teacher’s and student’s performance. Then they can choose any art form of their area of interest form given option. They will learn that particular skill for whole year, and at the end of the year they will perform in Arts Festival.Arts Special Streams:

  • Visual Art
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Bharatanatyam
  • Vocals
  • Keyboard
  • Percussion (Drum and Tabla)
  • Guitar

Average Time spent in PE/PS activities:

3 classes (45 Minutes) in a week in each stream. 3 classes (45 Minutes) in a week in the AS stream selected by the student.

 

 

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