Cooling down the body and relaxation express moods

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Cooling down the body and relaxation: express moods and ideas through movement such as floating on a cloud, feelingsleepy, etc.Improvise and interpret Performing rhythm patterns combined with locomotor movements such as clapping the rhythm of pony gallops, marching,skipping, etc.Performing songs focusing on dynamics such as: loud and soft, slow and fastRole play related to selected topics or stories told by the teacher, working with a partner in role and switching rolesUsing drama techniques to explore characters’ thoughts and feelings, e.g. the drama is frozen and each character in turnis tapped on the shoulder, and asked to reveal what s/he is feeling at that moment, etc.Visual Arts - 10 hoursCreate in 2D Draw or paint pictures related to topics of the term; focus informally on line, tone, texture, colourUse recyclable objects and thick paint to create a printed surface; talk about geometric and organic shapesCreate in 3D (constructing)Construct a mask using recyclable materials; discuss shape, texture, develop craft skills
LIFE SKILLS GRADES R-348CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT POLICY STATEMENT (CAPS)Term 3 Grade 2Creative Arts20 hoursRecommended resourcesRefer to the standard resources for Life Skills listed in Section 2The following content is to be covered in the course of term 3. Select appropriate Life Skills topics for the term to provide the context for Performing Arts and Visual Arts lessons.Performing Arts - 10 hoursCreative games and skills Warming up the body: curling and stretching the spine sitting on the floor, curling into a tight ball, unfolding lengthening thespine, etc. Landing softly through the feet (toe-ball-heel, bending knees) while hopping, skipping, jumping and leaping, etc.Locomotor movements: sliding the feet on the floor and running with a leap on their own and with a partnerNon-locomotor movements: turning, falling, stamping, kicking on their own and with a partnerPolyrhythms using body percussion and/or percussion instrumentsListening to music and identifying moods such as ‘sad’, ‘happy’, ‘calm’ and ‘excited’Simple mime; imitating everyday activities focusing on weight and shape, such as picking up a ‘heavy rock’ or a ‘lightfeather’, etc.Games focusing on numeracy and literacy such as number songs and rhymes, participatory stories, making letter shapesthrough movement, writing names with toes, verbal dynamics (pull, twist, stretch, bend, spin) Cooling down the body and relaxation: lying on the back tightening/contracting all the muscles, making tight fists, clenchingshoulders and then releasing all the muscles making body heavy on the floor, etc.Improvise and interpret Creating a simple puppet using waste material: sock puppets, finger puppets, shadow puppetsOwn puppet performance based on appropriate vocal characterisation and manipulation of own puppet

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