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Aesthetics

MISSION

To develop every child’s creativity and confidence through expressive Arts

VISION

Nurturing every child to be a creative and confident individual, passionate about Arts

APPROACH

Appreciation - Appreciation of the environment, nature and the world through active learning process

Creation - Creation of own learning
Expression - Expressing one’s appreciation and creation

MUSIC FOR EVERYONE @ BTPS

Bukit Timah Primary School strongly believes that music, being a universal language, will fuel the hearts and minds of its pupils so as to prepare them to be world-ready citizens.  To create a strong and vibrant school culture, the school has a diverse music programme that not only engages the students but empowers them with basic theoretical knowledge as well as exposure to individual and ensemble performances.  

The school aims to inculcate creativity and thinking skills that inspire and nurture independent life-long learning. Through ‘Music for Everyone!’, we envision that every student will be able to express himself/herself confidently through at least one of the instruments introduced over the six years (refer to Appendix 2 for the programme framework).  

"Through creating music, singing and playing instruments, students learn to express themselves creatively in different modes. Listening and appreciation skills enable them to respond and engage with new music throughout their lives. Music is an integral part of society. Hence learning music helps to enrich students’ social, cultural and historical awareness."
-General Music Porgramme Syllabus 2008

Therefore, our mission is to develop our students in the five domains: Moral, Intellectual, Physical, Social & Moral as well as Aesthetics through music. The school adopts the following school-wide ACE approach when designing the programme.

Appreciation – Appreciation of the environment, nature and the world through active learning process. 
Creation – Creation of own learning  
Expression – Expressing of one's appreciation and creation.

The school also aims to immerse the students in an enhanced music environment.  As students are young, many would like to explore and understand their own needs and talent.  In addition to the exposure to the various musical instruments, students will be engaging in songs which they sing or hear during recesses and before pledge-taking.  In their 6 years with Bukit Timah Primary School, they will establish their own interest and decide which area they would be pursuing as their life-long interest and be given opportunities to appreciate, create and express them.

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Art

Mission

To develop every child’s creativity and confidence, creating awareness and appreciation of Art

Vision

Nurturing every child to be a creative and confident individual, passionate about Arts

2017 marks our third year since the Art curriculum has been designed and aligned based on both local and foreign artists.  We have included Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) - Thinking Routines into our weekly art lessons. Thinking Routines (TR) such as I See, I Think,  I Wonder, Question Starts etc, to name a few, are being weaved into our art sessions. Using such strategies have proven to increase pupils’ confidence, knowledge and awareness of the artists and their arts. We have also provided a platform to showcase pupils’ artworks and developing their talents to talk about their art in class. Alternatively, a few Independent Artists involving a selected group of students and teachers have been given the opportunity to showcase their talents on a platform called Art Voice to share their passion for Communicating to Remove Boundaries. 

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