At Salvation Tree, we give equal importance to co-academic subjects that include visual arts, performing arts, physical education, and technology. These add significant value to the quality of students’ experience at school and also introduce them to various opportunities for their growth and development.
Children are visual learners — they learn to make sense of the world around them by exploring and investigating what they see. As their verbal language skills are still developing, art and crafts are ways by which they learn to express and articulate their thoughts.
While children begin to understand form and colours, different media are used to express ideas. They also learn to develop an understanding of beauty and aesthetics through art. As the purpose of art is creative expression, art never consists of copying, colouring, or pasting within templates made by the teachers; but is always the child’s own original work.
Visual and Performing Arts are tackled in an integrated and comprehensive manner through purposeful play. Expressive arts and design involve supporting children to explore, and work with, a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing them opportunities and encouragement to share their thoughts, ideas, and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, dance, role-play, and design and technology.
Exploring and using media and materials: Children sing songs, make music, dance; and experiment with a variety of materials, tools, techniques, colour, design, texture, form, and function