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Aesthetics

Aesthetics

Department Focus

 To develop every child musically and artistically so that he/she will have the love for the Arts.

Programmes

Art Curriculum

A progressive 6-year program to provide pupils with a holistic learning experience in Art through Seeing, Appreciating and Making of Art. The School’s Art curriculum incorporates features to facilitate the development of knowledge, skills and values for all levels.  A wide range of 2-D and 3-D art forms are included to provide pupils exposure to a variety of art experiences.

Key Programmes for Different Levels

S/N Programme Level Rationale
1. Learning from the Masters P1 – P6 To expose pupils to the different techniques of the Masters, the works and life of these Masters so as to increase their knowledge of Famous Artists.
2. Our Pioneer Artists P1 – P6  

To appreciate and honour our pioneer artists as well as to enhance the teaching of Art techniques practised by these pioneers.

3. Handy Work P1 – P2  

To expose pupils to different forms of painting starting from experimentation of colour mixing to specific skills in Chinese painting and Batik Painting.

4. Chinese Painting P3  

To expose pupils to different forms of painting starting from experimentation of colour mixing to specific skills in Chinese painting and Batik Painting.

5. Batik Painting P4 To expose pupils to different forms of painting starting from experimentation of colour mixing to specific skills in Chinese painting and Batik Painting.
6. Mixed Media/Sculpture P1-P4 To expose pupils to the use of mixed media to create 3-D Art forms and an appreciation of creating artworks from recyclable materials, as well as develop thinking skills.
7. Paper Clay P5 Introduction of hand building techniques in clay, to be developed further in Ceramics at P6.
8. Ceramics P6 Application of hand building techniques learnt in Paper Clay module and to build confidence in these techniques.
9. Experiences Beyond the classrooms P6
To make the learning of ceramics more enriching and meaningful, students visit the Dragon Kiln, one of the oldest surviving brick-built kilns in Singapore.

Music Curriculum

A progressive 6-year program in music education incorporating a structured approach of direct experiences in listening, creating and performing music.  The curriculum includes an exposure to an array of music repertoire to expand their musical experiences and the opportunity to learn and play a range of classroom music instruments such as the recorder, electronic keyboard, ukulele and guitar.

Key Programmes for Different Levels

S/N Programme Level Rationale
1. Singing and composition of simple melody P1 – P6 To equip pupils with musical capacities to express themselves.
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Live Theatre Experience

 

P4

 

To expose pupils to real life concert and to teach concert etiquette.

 

3.

 

Xylophone

 

P1

 

To scaffold the pupils’ understanding of musical notes as they move on to the electric keyboard in P2.

 

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Electronic Keyboard

 

P2-3

 

To equip students with note reading skills and prepare them to play simple songs with proper fingering and techniques.
5. Recorder P3 Recorder is a very portable and the first “woodwind” instrument that the children would learn. This is one instrument that the children will learn to play by ear, not just sight read the notes to be played.
6. Ukulele Playing P4 As one of the most versatile musical instruments, the ukulele can be played in many styles and techniques. With the skills, we hope that pupils will acquire some improvisation technique.
7. Guitar Playing P5 This is to equip students with basic music knowledge of note reading, chords and guitar playing techniques and enable them to present songs at the end of the training.
8. Music Composers
(Locals and the Masters)Use of ICT to develop music creating skills
P6 To appreciate music from the Singapore culture, regional cultures as well as repertoire from the Western Classical tradition.

Pupils are taught how to use ICT tools to create music.

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