The Arts

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Overall Curriculum Expectations

The Grade 4 arts curriculum encourages learners to be imaginative every day.

The Grade 4 Drama curriculum aims to help students appreciate and understand drama and develop the ability to produce works utilizing the forms, concepts, elements, and conventions of the discipline. Drama explores the student’s self, family, personal experiences, and world. Through guided practice, students begin to develop the ability to use creative and critical thinking processes, building upon prior knowledge and experience from their diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

In the Grade 4 Music program, students learn to read music notation and apply their knowledge of the elements of music through performance (singing, moving, playing instruments), creation, and listening. Learners begin to read standard notation in the treble clef and sing or play music in two parts.

Visual Arts encourage students to apply the principles of design to communicate for various purposes and on various themes. The primary aim of visual arts is to assist students in extending their exploration of relationships and personal experience in their own world.

The arts curriculum is divided into four strands:

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Visual Arts

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