Difference between the PYP Arts (PYPA) and Arts Special (AS)
At Fountainhead we encourage learning through arts. Arts are strongly connected to every area of learning. Different people display their learning through the different form of arts. Arts help in the development of fine and gross motor skills. We offer the following art subjects for enhancing learning:
- Visual Arts
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:
We focus on their creativity and idea execution during PYPA classes. We assess their understanding of the concept and application of a concept. We do teach them skill but we do not emphasize on 'learning the skill'Â during PYPA classes. We can also add a line saying that we do more of inquiry-based units.
The Visual Arts expectations are creative processes, elements of Art and Design, Visual Arts in society, reflection and appreciation. Each of these components is addressed separately, although in practice they are interactive and
The music scope and sequence framework identify the major expectations considered essential in the PYP. These expectations are performing, creating and composing, notation, listening, and appreciation. The performing
The drama scope and sequence framework identify the major expectations considered essential in the PYP. These
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 the given option. They will learn that particular skill for the whole year, and at the end of the year, they will perform in the Arts Festival. Arts Special Streams:
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.|
Fountainhead School gives a lot of emphasis to arts and sports. To this end, the school offers a variety of art segments and sport segments for students to choose in AS and PS. The school envisions that every child will choose one art and one sport specialty and pursue this stream consistently over a few years to achieve a certain level of competency in it. AS is available as an option from Grade 3 onward and PS from Grade 2 onward.
Kindly refer to the choices available for your child’s grade and have consultation with your child before filling out the form. You can submit the form only once. If you still want to change the preference later, you will need to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. However, such requests will be put at a lower priority over those who have filled their preference through the form.
- Kindly fill up both the AS & PS selection form. (It will be sent through email only)
- You need to mark two preferences in case the first preference is oversubscribed.
- We will try to expand the offerings wherever the demand is high but there will be some limitations. On the other hand, in the case of offerings where there are few takers, we may have to remove some offerings.
- In case there is an oversubscription (more interested students than seats available) then confirmation will be given in the following order:
- Priority will be given to the students who were in the same segment since last year and have participated regularly with enthusiasm.
- The allocation will be done by draw of lots (applies to both AS & PS) for e.g. if 10 students are interested, but we have provision for only 5 seats, then we will do a draw of lots.
- Where there are new offerings for a grade, a brief description has been added. In case you wish to know more, please write to us at email@example.com
- If the form remains unfilled, AS / PS selection will be allocated where possible, otherwise the school will assign any of the options based on availability.
- The AS fee will be included in the fee installment that is paid in September.
|Segment||Brief Description||G 3||G 4||G 5||G 6||G 7||G 8||G 9||G 10||G11||G 12|
|Dance (Folk dance / Bollywood)||National & international folk dance, hip hop and bollywood theme dance.||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Drama||Different types of theatres and genres, preferably in English, Hindi, Gujarati. The student will be performing approx 2 to 3 different dramas in a year.||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Digital media (Photography & Film)||Exploring aspects of filmmaking and sound, photography as well as appreciation of award-winning movies, short films and documentaries. Students will work to create multiple products of their own as part of this offering.||X||X||X||X||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Bharatnatyam||An ancient Indian classical dance form. Students will learn the dance form under the syllabus of Brihad Gujarat Samiti and appear for examination of the same board.||✓||✓||✓||✓||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Vocal (Light vocals: Indian and Western music)||Students opting for vocals will have experience and practice of songs from different genres. Apart from that they will be encouraged to become a part of school bands.||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|No AS||This slot will be allocated for self study||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||✓||✓|
|Visual Arts||Visual Arts will be about development of different skills in Painting and Craft.||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Guitar||Understanding the instrument to knowledge of holding and playing it. An exposure of independent music and artists across the world with all genres will be given. The skills will include scales, chords, tunes, rhythm patterns and scale-chord family.||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Keyboard||Learn scales, left and right hand patterns, keyboard techniques, piano style techniques, chords, staff notations, introduction to Trinity Guildhall course, basic tunes, jingles, songs from genres such as Rock and Blues, various chord patterns.||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Tabla||Understand and apply knowledge & skills of percussion instrument “Tabla”||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||X||X|
|Drums||Knowledge and experience about percussion instruments||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Makers||In this space / laboratory students will have access to a network of resources, project library, learning lab, training and support, and tools. Students would be involved in hands-on activities, tinkering, exploring to solve design problems and develop creativity and innovation.||X||X||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Cooking||Students will be learning 3 course meals over the years as they progress.||X||X||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Trinity- Speech and Drama & Communication skills||We shall be offering classes for the preparation of Trinity Guildhall Examinations in Speech & Drama / Communication Skills. These sessions would play a vital role in exploring the child's talent, nurturing the growth of creative expressions and developing self-confidence and performing abilities.|
* Exams will be conducted twice a year and examination fees will be charged extra according to the level the student's ability.
|Beginners course in classical Ballet dance. Students will understand and apply skills and techniques to be used in the dance form.||✓||✓||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Beginners course in Jazz Dance. Students will understand and apply skills and techniques to be used in the dance form.||X||X||✓||✓||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Beginners course in Contemporary Dance. Students will understand and apply skills and techniques to be used in the dance form.||X||X||X||X||✓||X||X||X||X||X|
|Learners will understand and apply skills of Street Jazz, Hip hop Urban, Old school, New school, House and locking popping, Dance hall.||X||X||X||X||X||✓||✓||✓||X||X|
*DEP- Dance Education Program
|For Grade 1: Exposure to Athletics, Basketball, Football, Gymnastics and Skating on a rotation basis|
|Gymnastics and Calisthenics||✗||✗||✗|
|Health & Fitness||✗||✗||✗||✗||✗||✗|
|Additional Offerings in Grade 11-12 (all Grade 9-10 PS offerings are also available)|
|Offerings||Grade 9||Grade 10||Grade 11||Grade 12|
|Health & Fitness|
|Personal Finance & Investing|
|Writing / Newsletter Club|
|Current Affairs and Debate Club|