The Arts and Music


Sunshine Harvester’s arts program aims to give children an enjoyable means of expressing themselves through both performing and visual arts.

 

During Terms 3 and 4 students will be participating in learning experiences relating to Performing Arts.

 

Foundation students will make and perform drama that communicates ideas and stories. They will be experimenting with dramatic forms such as mime and puppetry to communicate feelings and emotions non-verbally. Students will make and perform dance sequences and demonstrate safe dance practice. Students will perform their Dance to an audience.

 

Grade 1 students will explore roles, characters and dramatic action in dramatic play, improvisation and storytelling. Students will use choreographic devices to select and organise movement ideas and create and practise dance sequences. Students will perform their Dance to an audience.

 

Grade 2 students will focus using their voice, facial expression, movement and space in different ways to create drama works. They will be participating in Improvisation, mime and plays.  Students will use choreographic devices to select and organise movement ideas and create and practise dance sequences. Students will perform their Dance to an audience.

 

Grade 3 students will explore using their voice, body and movement to create dramatic action. Students will use choreographic devices to organise dance sequences and practise body actions and technical skills to perform a dance to an audience.

 

Grade 4 students will explore using their voice, body and movement to create dramatic action. Students will use choreographic devices to organise dance sequences and practise body actions and technical skills to perform a dance to an audience.

 

Grade 5 students will explore dramatic action, empathy and space in improvisations and scripted drama to develop characters and situations. Students will explore movement and choreographic devices to create and perform dance sequences to an audience.

 

Grade 6 students will use the elements of drama to shape character, voice and movement in improvisation, play building and performances of devised and scripted drama for audiences. Students will explore movement and choreographic devices to create and perform dance sequences to an audience.

 

Music  Every two weeks, students from Grades F to 6 share a music class under the guidance of Mark who has been a professional drummer/percussionist for 30 years, and also plays guitar, ukulele and piano. Music classes are about more than just playing instruments and singing songs. The program also helps develop cohesion and cooperation between students. Mark takes the children on a musical adventure, tracing the history and styles of music around the world. They experience music from Africa, Brazil, Jamaica and America as well as popular modern music, through percussion, music, song and dance. Mark loves to watch the children's faces when they achieve something musically for the first time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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