The Arts

The Arts is sometimes side-lined as a curriculum area but it has huge value to all students and is thoroughly enjoyed by many. In the Essential Resources publications to support The Arts, The Curriculum Planning Made Easy publication for New Zealand Primary and Secondary Schools that focuses on The Arts, along with Health & PE and Languages, is a good starting point. It will guide your planning and provide specific learning outcomes to help assess student progress.

Other Primary The Arts resources available here relate to activities employing visual and aural skills with a strong emphasis on stimulating the imagination. These encompass drama and music performance, based on written play or poetry scripts or improvisation. Check out the range of other creative activities also, including creating static art works from found materials, drawing and painting, and making movies.