Through this unit of work, students begun to broaden their world-view through the arts.
Music, Dance & Drama
In this CAPA unit for Early Stage 1, students were introduced to a range of music, dance and drama activities, drawing on aspects of culture from the African continent.
Programs addressed individualised goals through singing African play songs and/or experimenting with the voice, playing and improvising on African instruments, listening to African music, participating in African dance and movement and exploring a range of drama experiences drawn either from traditional African stories, or featuring themes specific to the continent and culture.
Through this unit of work, students begun to broaden their world-view through the arts. This program also begun to address early social competencies for engaging in group music-making, such as social orienting, joint attention, imitation and joint action, adjusting behaviour to coordinate with others, turn-taking, sharing emotion and regulating to the group. A focus on drumming, and in particular drum circles formed the basis of rhythm activities.
A whole school, end of semester festival event was held, with an outside provider invited to provide an experiential, hands-on workshop for students, staff and families.