Movement and Dance

At ISB, our Movement and Dance programme incorporates learning outcomes drawn from PSPE and Dance & Drama from the PYP Arts Scope and sequence. Movement and Dance are taught through the Units of Inquiry to strengthen and support learning and expression through the use of our bodies.

Pre-Kindergarten

STRANDS CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDINGS
Interactions Interacting with others can be fun & our behaviour affects others.
Safe participation requires sharing space and following rules.
Ideas and feelings can be communicated with others in a variety of modes.
Active Living We can explore our body’s capacity for movement.
Our bodies can move creatively in response to different stimuli.
Dance/Drama We enjoy and experience different forms of art.
Our experiences and imagination can inspire us to create.
We use what we know to interpret arts and deepen our understanding of the world around us. When experiencing arts we make connections between different cultures, places and times.

Kindergarten

STRANDS CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDINGS
Interactions Our behaviour affects others
There are norms of behaviour that guide the interactions within different groups and people adapt to these norms We can communicate our ideas, feelings and experiences through our artwork.
Active Living We can explore our body’s capacity for movement
We enjoy and experience different forms of dance.
Identity Each person is an individual
Knowing how we are similar and different to others helps shape our understanding of self. We are receptive to dances from different cultures and places including our own.
People explore issues, beliefs and values through Drama and Dance
Dance/Drama Art is a means of communication and expression.
People make meaning through the use of symbols.
People communicate ideas, feelings and experiences through the arts.
We can express ourselves through arts.
We express our responses to dance in a variety of ways.
The creative process involves joining in, exploring and taking risks.
Through dance, people can construct meaning about the world around them. The arts provide us with multiple perspectives.
The Arts have the power to influence thinking and behaviour
 
Grade 1
 
STRANDS CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDINGS
Interactions There is a relationship between the artist & the audience.
Norms of behaviour that guide interactions within groups.
Consider and maintain appropriate behaviours in dance, as an audience member or as a performer, by listening, watching and showing appreciation.
Active Living People need opportunities for expression & entertainment
Different challenges and situations require different strategies.
Identity There are many factors that contribute to a person’s individual identity.
A person’s self-concept can change and grow with experience.
Understanding and respecting other people’s perspectives helps us to develop empathy. Knowing how we are similar to and different from others helps shape our understanding of self
Dance/Drama Applying a range of strategies helps us to express ourselves.
Develop balance and coordination when using props & costumes (Sticks, bells, scarves, ribbons, body socks, balls, bean bags, etc.).
We use what we know to interpret arts and deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us
People communicate ideas, feelings and experiences through the arts