Language Arts Overview
The language arts curriculum is design for lower secondary students to be exposed to different art forms. The four art forms under this curriculum is speech and drama, storytelling, puppetry and film appreciation.
The language arts curriculum is infused into the curriculum to help enhance confidence in speaking, creative art making (during puppetry making) and critical reflection.
Speech and Drama Programme
The sec 1 students went through an 8-week Speech and Drama Programme in Term 1 where they learnt the basic elements of drama in preparation for a performance in the Evening Of Drama held yearly in Edgefield Secondary.
The students were engaged in drama games that instilled a spirit of teamwork, critical thinking and creativity. One such game that were played is called Tableau, also known as freeze frames.
In Term 2, the Sec 1 students went through a 6-week Storytelling Programme where they were introduced to elements of storytelling and were introduced to local writers such as our own ex-President SR Nathan, actress Jeanette Aw and Yixian Quek.
Students did activities such as story-mapping and hot-seating to explore the characters from the stories discussed during lesson.
Term 3 puppetry programme is a compliment to Term 2鈥檚 storytelling as Sec 1s students start their journey in creating their own characters and their own storyline from scratch. They were introduced to the different types of puppetry and how each puppetry art is related to its own specific culture.
Students began on a journey to create their own puppet theatre and puppets from scratch using mainly recycled materials such as cardboard boxes and ice cream sticks. After the whole puppet-making process was completed, they had a puppet show for their peers.
Film Appreciation Programme
As a summary to the Sec 1 Language Arts programme, the Sec 1s were taught to analyse movie storylines and characters by watching movie snippets from a variety of genres. They were taught to write movie reviews.