The Arts

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Overall Curriculum Expectations

The Grade 3 arts curriculum encourages learners to exercise their creativity every day.

In the Dance program, students will use personal experience, imagination, and familiar movements to develop a movement vocabulary, express ideas, respond to prompts, and communicate their thoughts and feelings in various situations.

In the Drama program, learners explore themselves, their family, personal experiences, and the world around them. Through guided practice, students begin to develop their creative and critical thinking processes, building on prior knowledge and experiences from their diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

In the primary grades, students explore and experience the elements of music through singing, listening to, and moving to a variety of songs, rhymes, and chants. In Grade 3, they perform simple rounds, create and perform soundscapes and melodies based on the pentatonic scale, and begin to identify and appreciate the role of music in their lives.

In the Visual Arts program, learners explore art in the world around them, understanding that people all over the world create and enjoy art. They develop the ability to communicate their immediate environment and interests through visual images.

The arts curriculum is divided into four strands:

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Visual Arts

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