Performing Arts at Yinnar Primary School incorporates Music, Dance and Drama. Children are encouraged to try something they may not normally do by engaging in educational and fun activities. Children learn about different styles of music and dance, including those from other cultures whilst also allowing for them to be creative and make their own. They explore numerous ways to create and tell stories through puppets, small plays, dress ups and much more.
The school holds a production bi-annually where all children are able to join in and perform on a big stage, whether in their class or for the older grade 5 and 6 children by having the chance to audition and be cast as main characters. Performing Arts is an important part of our school curriculum focus. It helps let children push past their comfort zone and build resilience.
In Visual Art, learning is organised around the Elements of Art- Line, colour, value, space, texture, shape and form. Each of these will be the focus of our learning for a term over a 2 year period. We also look at the history of art and famous artists. Students each have a sketchbook and regularly practice drawing. We practice a range of skills for making 2D and 3D art.
In PE we aim to develop physical fitness, coordination, ball skills and positive behaviours. PE lessons usually consist of warm up games and exercises, skill practice and game playing. We are fortunate to have an extensive outdoor area as well as an indoor stadium to make use of during PE classes and during recess breaks. Senior students have multiple opportunities to participate in the full range of inter-school sport provided by School Sport Victoria.'
Once a fortnight each class has an opportunity to explore the world around us. Most activities are undertaken outdoors and are hands on. We have been looking at our impact on the world and things we can change to make it a better place for the future. We have looked at the problems our world currently faces with pollution and specifically the use of plastic. This has led to looking at decomposition and ways we can improve our school grounds.
Many children have enjoyed activities to improve the aesthetics of the school grounds including weeding, raking leaves and creating compost. Throughout the year we will be creating vegetable gardens and adding plants to our other gardens. The older children will be attempting to create bird boxes in an attempt to increase the native bird population in the school.