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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 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:

  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 the concept and application of a concept. We do teach them skill but we do not emphasize on 'learning the 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 is addressed separately, although in practice they are interactive and
interrelated elements.

  • Music :

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

  • Drama :

The drama scope and sequence framework identify 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 is 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 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:

  • 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.

Dear Parents,
Fountainhead School pays a lot of emphasis on arts and sports. To this end, the school offers a variety of art segments and sport segments for students to choose in what is called their AS and PS slots. 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 onwards and PS is available from Grade 2 onwards.
Please read the choices available(AS and PS) for your child’s grade and then discuss it with him/her. Let us know your preferences for the upcoming academic year, when you come to collect your child’s I-card.  All the offerings under AS and PS have limited number of seats, hence once the seats are full, the student will be shifted to the 2nd preference

AS offerings for academic year 2018-19
Activity NamePaid/UnpaidAmountG3G4G5G6G7G8G9G10G11 G12
CookingPaidRs. 9000 per yearXX
BharatnatyamUnpaidNAXXX
GuitarPaidRs. 9000 per year
DrumsPaidRs. 9000 per year
TablaPaidRs. 9000 per yearXXX
KeyboardPaidRs. 9000 per year
Dance (Indian and western Folk dance/hip-hop/Bollywood)UnpaidNA
Vocals (Light vocals: indian and western music)UnpaidNA
Visual Arts (Drawing/craft/sculptor)UnpaidNA
DramaUnpaidNA
Digital Media (Photography/Documentary/ short film making/Music editing/Movie appreciation)UnpaidNAXXXX
MakersPaidRs. 9000 per yearXX
Dance Education Program ( Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Street Jazz and Hiphop)PaidRs. 9000 per year
New offerings under AS
MakersStudents would be involved in hands-on activities, tinkering, exploring to solve design problems and develop creativity and innovation
Media and FilmmakingStudents will explore 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.
Dance (Indian and international Folk dance/hip-hop/Bollywood)We have expanded Folk Dance offering to include Indian and international folk dances and some modern dance forms like hip-hop, Bollywood etc
PS offerings for academic year 2018-19 (PS offerings have no extra charges)
ActivityG2G3G4G5G6G7G8G9G10G11-12
YogaXXX
Table TennisXX
TaekwondoXXXX
Basketball
GymnasticsXXX
FrisbeeXX
VolleyballXX
Football
Athletics and Sports Climbing(rock climbing)XXXX
SkatingXXX
HandballXXX
Wilderness and Outdoor AdventureXXXXXX
Fitness trainingXXXXXX

Regards,
Fountainhead School