Creative Expression

Play-Based Learning in Grade 2

Play-Based Learning in Grade 2

During this term our Grade 2s will be getting their hands messy with clay. Playing with clay encourages little minds to get busy by thinking about what they’re going to create and how they’re going to create it. This type of creative play promotes imaginative problem-solving skills. It’s an outstanding sensory development activity for little hands. Young children are still working[Read More…]

by October 14, 2015 Creative Expression
A Fantastic End to Term 3 for Grade 6

A Fantastic End to Term 3 for Grade 6

The Grade 6s have exceeded my expectations! They were required to prepare and present a dance sequence using the skills and techniques that they have learned during this term of Dance in Creative Expression. I was left speechless by the amount of hard work and dedication that was incorporated into their dance sequences. Their sequences were presented flawlessly. I am[Read More…]

by September 23, 2015 Creative Expression
Storytelling and Drama

Storytelling and Drama

The Grade 5s are learning through stories in Creative Expression. Storytelling and drama share a number of features. They build children’s innate capacity for fantasy and imaginative play. The learners were divided into groups and had to create narrative stories. By creating these stories, it gave the Grade 5s the opportunity to develop concentration skills, language skills, positive attitudes as well as[Read More…]

by September 8, 2015 Creative Expression
Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Thank you to all the teachers and learners backstage who have been involved in making sure that the play runs as smoothly as possible. You are all amazing. Working backstage has been eventful. There have been periods of calmness, then sudden bursts of energy with everyone running off in different directions, sorting out set changes, calling performers, as well as calming[Read More…]

by August 26, 2015 Creative Expression
A Wonderful Week in Creative Expression

A Wonderful Week in Creative Expression

In Term 3 the Grade 6s are learning how to ballroom dance. Dance helps to improve our learners’ social and communication skills as they learn how to work as part of a team. The children develop a greater sense of trust and co-operation and make new friends. Dance can also help alleviate fears related to performing in front of an audience.[Read More…]

by August 12, 2015 Creative Expression
Sensory Play and Self-expression

Sensory Play and Self-expression

This week in Creative Expression the Grade 2s started their recycling project.     The Grade 5s enjoyed experimenting with sensory play this week by getting their hands and faces full of paint. They were encouraged to paint with their hands and fingers and mix different colours of paint together to see what different colours they could create.    [Read More…]

by July 30, 2015 Creative Expression
Teamwork at its Best

Teamwork at its Best

This week the Grade 2’s were encouraged to use teamwork to work co-operatively towards a shared purpose. They were given an A1 piece of card on which they had to create a picture. This art activity helped to remind them that to work effectively, it takes all members of the team to respect each other’s abilities and opinions. Teamwork helps[Read More…]

by June 23, 2015 Creative Expression
Lights, Camera, Action!

Lights, Camera, Action!

     It has been an absolute treat watching the Grade 6s express themselves this term using Dramatic Arts. Learning about and using improvisation has definitely increased their confidence levels. I am so impressed with this very special group of learners! Last week in Creative Expression, our Grade 1 boys started step 1 of  their self portrait projects. These boys really[Read More…]

by June 1, 2015 Creative Expression
Experimenting with Artistic Media

Experimenting with Artistic Media

Last week in Creative Expression our Grade 4 learners were captivated by the opportunity to play and experiment with different forms of artistic media such as black glue and chalk. They loved applying the black glue to paper and shading with chalk in order to create beautiful flowers.      Our Grade 1 girls were able to express themselves, appreciate beauty and[Read More…]

by May 14, 2015 Creative Expression
Paper Hats and Improvisation

Paper Hats and Improvisation

The Grade 6s are doing drama this term. This week many of our grade 6s tried improvisation for the first time. What a talented bunch of actors and actresses we have! They had so much fun “winging it” as they say.              There was an excited buzz in the Art Room today as the Grade 1 boys[Read More…]

by April 23, 2015 Creative Expression