Drama & Movement
The Jackman ICS Drama Program challenges students to explore their personal
feelings and ideas while building practical and artistic skils in drama and creative
dance. Drama classes encourage students to develop an understanding and
appreciation of dance and drama.
Students will learn to create tableaux, machines, dances, improvisations, and skits.
In role playing, as students "act out" the experiences of others, they learn to understand
a variety of points of view and motives. The goal of the Jackman ICS Drama Program
is to help children develop confidence and artistic and collaborative skills. By entering an
imagined world, students learn new and unique ways to view themselves and their world.
Above all, the Jackman ICS Drama Program strives to inspire students by introducing
them to the magic and joy of drama!
Children are born artists, and their time in art should be a joyful process of
discovery, self-expression, and the building on of existing ideas and skills.
Students in the art studio will learn and practice creating and communicating
responsibly and respectfully in a collaborative space.
Classes often begin with a brief introduction, activity, or discussion before
students embark on their own discovery of methods and materials. Students will
explore the elements and principles of design through collage, drawing, painting,
clay and sculpture, construction, printmaking, and photography.
The Music Program at Jackman ICS explores rhythm, melody, tone, colour,
dynamics, genre, and more. Musical movement games and singing are an
important part of the program.
In Primary Music (Nursery-Senior Kindergarten), the students focus on
movement, singing, listening, and playing simple instruments. They explore the
concept of 'steady beat' and enjoy rhythmic and melodic games and activities. In
Junior Music (Grade 1-6), students continue to develop their sense of rhythm,
melody, tone, and genre. Students will learn and use the solfedge system to
better understand, melody, harmony, intervals, and chords. Working in
ensemble, students learn composition, improvisation, and performance skills.