Year 2 Unit 5 - How We Express Ourselves 2014-15

Curriculum Information Year 2 Unit 5: How We Express Ourselves
Central Idea:
(The big Idea)
Lines of Inquiry
People use the arts to express feelings and ideas
Different forms of Art
How artists express their
thoughts, feelings and
ideas through their art
What materials, mediums
and techniques do artists
use to express
Reflecting and
responding to art
Some of the
What is art? How do people
express themselves through
different forms of art?
Form (What is it like?) Function (How does it work?) Reflection (How do we know?)
Perspective (What are the other points of view?)
Other related concepts: Interpretation, Opinion, Expression
Creativity when expressing their ideas and feelings through different art forms.
Appreciation of the work of others and the time and effort put into creating art.
Learner Profile
Reflective: Thoughtfully considering our own ideas when creating and experiencing art
Open Minded: Openly seeking and evaluating a range of points of view
Communicators: Expressing themselves confidently and in many different ways
What do you think the
artist is trying to express
through their artwork?
At the end of this unit students will understand:
 The different forms art can take
 Art is created by people to express their ideas, thoughts and feelings
 That they can explore their own ideas and express themselves through a range of art forms
At the end of this unit students will be able to:
 Use communication skills to present their ideas through different forms of expression
 Use social skills to cooperate effectively with others when creating art as part of a group
Possible Action - Things you can do to help:
 Visit a local art museum, theatre, concert hall, etc. to explore different forms of art.
 Take a walk along Hollywood road, and other areas of HK where you can stop and look in art galleries.
 Discuss your favourite examples of art and view/listen to them together.
 Create artwork at home in response to a story or to represent an idea.
 Listen to music and songs and talk about the feelings they evoke.
 Read and share a range of narrative stories, including those from home cultures and in your mother tongue.
If you want to take some action and offer your expertise in any area, we would love to hear from you!