K 1

Unit 1 

Central idea:

We can communicate our emotions through the arts

PYP concepts:

Form, causation, change

Related concepts:

  • Visual Art in Society-self expression
  • Reflection and Appreciation-observation
  • Creative Processes- interpretation
  • Artwork-communication
Lines of inquiry:

  • Interpretation of the different art forms (form)
  • Sharing our emotions through the arts (function)
  • Exploring natural art forms (perspective)

 

Essential questions:

  1. What are some of the emotions that you feel?
  2. How can you show how you feel without using words?
  3. Can colors represent your emotions?

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Unit 2

Central idea:

Participating in a dramatic play can develop our imagination and creativity

 

PYP concepts:

Form, function & perspective

 

Related concepts:

Performance, expression & creativity

 

Lines of inquiry:

– The different ways of performing a story or rhyme (form)

– Ways that we can express our feelings when performing (function)

– How music, drama and dance can develop our imagination and creativity (perspective)

 

Essential questions:

  1. How can we can retell a story or rhyme?
  2. What are the different ways that we can show our feelings when doing music, drama and dance?
  3. How can music, drama and dance develop our imagination and creativity?

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Unit 3

Central idea:

We can understand more about materials by exploring them

PYP concepts:

Form, causation, change

Related concepts:

Properties, creativity and innovation

Lines of inquiry:

●      Materials in our daily lives

●      Properties of materials

●      Ways we can use materials to be creative

 

Essential questions:

  1. How are materials used in our everyday lives and what are their properties?
  2. How can materials be manipulated and changed?
  3. In what ways can we use materials to be creative?

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Unit 4

Early Years Production

Central idea:

Music, dance and drama are used to create and perform a musical.

 

PYP concepts:

Form, function, perspective

 

Related concepts:

  • Character
  • Expression
  • Stage choreography

 

Lines of inquiry:

  • The main characteristics of a musical (form)
  • The rehearsal process (function)
  • What makes an effective stage performance (perspective)

 

Essential questions:

  1. How is music, dance and drama used in a musical?
  2. Why is good teamwork important when putting on a production?
  3. What are the different stages of putting on a musical?
  4. What makes a successful performance in a musical?

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Unit 5

Central idea:

The arts can make us feel different things

 

PYP key concepts:

Form, function and perspective

 

Related concepts:
Properties, opinions & responses

 

Lines of inquiry:

  • The characteristics of untuned percussion instruments (form)
  • How the sounds of different unturned percussion instruments make us respond differently (function)
  • The differences between the different music listened to (perspective)

 

Essental Questions:

  1. What are the characteristics of unturned percussion instruments?
  2. How can we express how a piece of music makes us feel in different ways?
  3. Why does the music make us feel like that?
  4. How can we play an untuned percussion instrument to show different moods?
  5. How are the different sounds/pieces of music that we have listened to different to each other?