For the PYP Unit of Inquiry – How We Express Ourselves, Grade 3 students held a performance on Wednesday December 14, 2011 for parents as part of their learning: Creativity and appreciation are key elements of performance that people use to express themselves.
Grade 3 students expressed their creativity through the interpretation of two Australian Dreamtime stories, “What Made Tiddalick Laugh“ and “Kookaburra My Friend“, and accompanied these with two songs “Platypus” and “Kookaburra“.
Through collaboration with the Homeroom teachers and the Arts teachers, Gr3 students inquired into the different kinds of performance, how performances are developed, and how a performance can be improved. The result was reflective of the true transdiciplinary nature of the PYP! It is evident at the end of the second video, just how proud the students are.
Thank you to the team efforts of Grade 3 students and their teachers; Mrs Erickson (Drama), Ms Bridgewater (Music), Mr Patterson (Music), Mr Welk (Visual Arts), Mrs Lehmann and Mr Weekes (Homeroom).