CURIOSITA Term 1 2017
So far this term in Curiosita classes, we have been using thinking routines to allow for student voice and ownership of our overarching theme for the year. We have looked at the Italian flag, Indigenous Australian flag, Australian traditional flag and a design for a possible new Australian flag as well as deciphering the national anthem lyrics.
The students were given the opportunity to share their ideas, thinking and wonderings about these, through class discussions, their own flag design, experimenting with possible new lyrics and illustrations for the national anthem.
We are working towards exploring such concepts as Identity, Belonging, Language and Culture through the Visual Arts, Music, Gardening, Physical Education and Italian programs.
We will now be breaking off into our different discipline areas, with a shared direction to enable better support and impact on student learning.
Have you been waiting to relive the 2016 School concert? (and I bet you have, as it was so UNREAL! ) You can now watch the whole thing on VIMEO and there’s a bonus BEHIND the SCENES mini video too.
https://vimeo.com/202724642 The link is at the BEPS Vimeo page https://vimeo.com/201805663
But you’ll need the password… Please make a DONATION towards the arts and music program here at BEPS – just pop notes or gold coins in the box located at the front office and ask the secret password for your personal use.
Hello and welcome to Curiosita!
Curiosita is the name for our Specialist classes made up of Art, Italian, Music & PE. Students attend each class for 1 hour a week and have the opportunities to learn skills and gain a deeper understanding of topics covered through Inquiry. We begin units by working together with the whole learning communities to brainstorm and get students input then break off into smaller groups to further explore skills and the inquiries in our different areas. To give you a better understanding of what we do in each subject, we will be updating the blog with an overview of each subject area in the coming weeks.
This year the Curiosita team is made up of:
Art – Vanessa
Italian – Enza & Mary
Music – Sarah
PE – Shona (12 3’s) Peter – (Prep & 456s)
This year our big event will be a Literacy & Cultural week to celebrate all of the learning in the Curiosita & Literacy programs. The week will take place towards the end of term 3 and various workshops, activities, performances and events will run throughout the week. Keep checking the Curiosita page for more information.