Music is an indispensable part of a child-centred curriculum. Musical activity challenges the child to act in unique ways to listen discerningly to her own music and the music of others, to sing, play or read sensitively and accurately and to evaluate critically. We lay a lot of emphasis on valuing a child’s interest in music and strive to ensure that children get ample opportunities to nurture their talent. At Ridge Valley School, we make sure that every child is provided a chance to learn to appreciate a musical instrument, sing in chorus and play instruments under expert supervision.
Art and Craft
Art, for most children, is a natural form of expression and a source of great pleasure. The child is encouraged to look at and respond to a wide variety of artworks. It is through talking about these artworks that the child develops sensitivity to the visual elements and begins to use them purposefully in her own art-making. Students also learn to appreciate works of art and use artistic language to describe paintings, sculptures and other artefacts. The curriculum provides students with opportunities to work with a variety of materials such as wood, clay and paint. Children develop their creative and imaginative talent through learning skills and techniques and by using diverse materials and tools.