The study of The Arts is a unique, expressive and creative form of communication that engages our students. The Arts promotes creative problem solving, self-expression and the use of the imagination in a range of different forms.
Each child at CPS attends Visual Art for 1 session per week for 1 semester. Art sessions go very quickly (just ask the children!) Most session follow a sequence of discussion, demonstration and then art making and creating. When work is complete, reflection, feedback and sharing takes place.
In each Art session children consistently explore the art elements of line, shape, colour, texture, tone and pattern. Through the creative fields of drawing, painting, printing, collage, modeling, construction, and textiles students develop their skills and explore the creative potential of a wide variety of visual art materials.
Each Art activity aims to develop children’s individual creative and artistic skills, while extending an understanding of materials and techniques.
Each child at CPS attends Performing Arts for 1 session per week for 1 semester.
Performing Arts incorporates Music, Dance and Drama. At CPS Performing Arts provides every student with the opportunity to express themselves creatively and to plan, play, create, and perform.
In Music, the emphasis is on having fun and really learning to love all kinds of music through listening, singing, and moving. Children play instruments, games and move to a wide range of music genres. The students use tuned/untuned instruments and body percussion to learn about music elements such as rhythm / beat, dynamics- loud/soft, and tempo. They learn simple notation.
In Drama, the children enjoy simple role plays and improvisations. They use props and costume to create characters. Students explore narrative and character through puppetry, mime, improvisation, melodrama and digital techniques such as video and radio drama.
There is a focus on audience behavior, students watch each other and give feedback regarding their performances.
By creating a safe and nurturing environment, pupils are encouraged to take creative risks and to learn from the journey, rather than head towards a pre-defined end result.