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Expressing Ourselves Through Puppets

Who does not laugh or become engaged with puppets? Puppets are not only a wonderful form entertainment for children, they are also a wonderful means to support students’ learning through play. Learning through play is fundamental to a child’s education, helping them to develop necessary skills in life. In Kindergarten, the current Unit of Inquiry is: How We Express Ourselves. For part of our inquiry during this unit, the students made sock puppets and put on puppet shows as a way of using expressive arts to communicate and convey their thoughts. Puppets provide a focus for role play, incite children’s

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Music Notes

Music classes have been engaging with the structure of music. It is a curriculum based subject, aimed at developing new knowledge and deeper understandings of music literacy. Students are starting to play their concert band instrument very well and it is exciting to hear students improve so quickly. Each class has its own concert band and students are learning to play one of the following instruments; flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet and trombone. It is a huge range of instruments and the structured class band program is used in most schools throughout the world. The Year Eight Concert

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Arts, AIS students enter Saatchi prize for schools

This year AIS art students have, for the first time, submitted entries to the prestigious Saatchi Gallery Schools Prize. The Saatchi Gallery is one of the world’s best known private galleries with annual visitors numbering 1.5 million. From its London base the gallery aims to provide a forum for contemporary art presenting work by upcoming, and often unseen, artists. The Schools Prize is unique with entries being made from primary and secondary schools across the globe via the Saatchi Gallery website, meaning the scope and accessibility of the competition is second to none. Entries have been submitted by the following

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