The Arts

The Arts 2022

This Semester, the students in Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 will be participating in the Performing Arts Program at Moreland Primary School.

Prep Performing Arts

This Semester, students in Prep will explore drama and learn about how they can make drama to communicate ideas and stories. They share their drama with peers and experience drama as audiences.

The students are introduced to processes that assist them to make drama about real and imagined situations. They learn that drama involves pretending that what is happening in the drama is real.

The Prep students will experiment with diverse sounds and discover how they can be effectively combined. They will share their music with peers and experience a range of music as audiences.

Prep, students will explore dance and learn about how they can dance. They share their dance with peers and experience dance as audiences. They will learn about dancing safely and become aware of their bodies’ movement capabilities. They explore movement possibilities using space, time, dynamics and relationships. As audience, they observe how other dancers communicate through movement.

Year 1 & 2 Performing Arts

The Year 1 & 2 students explore and learn about how ideas and stories can be imagined and communicated through drama. They improvise and create roles, characters and situations and learn about focus and identifying the main idea of the drama. They share their drama with peers and experience drama as audiences.

The Year 1 & 2, students will be listening to and experimenting with a range of sounds. They will develop skills in imagining and creating and performing music which explores their ideas about the world. Students share their music with peers.

The students will explore of how dance can communicate ideas about themselves and their world and they make dances to express their ideas. They will share their dance with peers and in informal settings, learn about safe dance practice and experience dance as audiences.

Year 3 & 4 Visual Art

This Semester the students in Year 3 & 4 will explore how and why artists, craftspeople and designers realise their ideas through different art forms. They will enhance their perceptual skills by observing the world around them and expressing these observations through different practical applications of art making. Through observational, imaginative and sensory investigations, students become more knowledgeable and discerning about their practices as a visual artist.

Year 5 & 6 Visual Art

This Semester the students in Year 5 & 6 will explore how and why artists, craftspeople and designers realise their ideas through different visual forms, practices and processes. They develop conceptual and expressive skills. As they make and respond to visual artworks, students explore a diversity of ideas, concepts and viewpoints. They draw ideas from other artists, artworks, symbolic systems, beliefs and visual arts practices in other cultures, societies and times.

Performing Arts 

During Performing Arts in semester two, students will experience a variety of elements including drama, music and dance to produce work that expresses themselves and their world. Students will be encouraged to take risks in each session trying new things and to use their imagination to create original and innovative pieces and performances. Students will be encouraged to perform as often as possible in front of their class to build confidence and a feeling of achievement and success. They will also explore how different cultures communicate ideas and stories through drama and song.

Moreland Primary School also provides students an opportunity to participate in choir and rock band as an extra curricular activity. These groups rehearse once a week and perform at school assemblies, concerts and at special events.

Private music tuition also takes place at the school. A variety of musical instruments are offered to students to learn to play. Students also can participate in private singing lessons.