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Aim of Aesthetics Programme

To develop every child to Appreciate Arts, Adore Arts and Admire Arts


Appreciating Arts

To develop an understanding of music and art and be able to relate them to their daily lives.

1. To help our pupils understand music and art, we have identified Key Competencies (knowledge, skills and values) for our pupils to acquire through the curriculum.


Music Key Competencies:

Level Knowledge Level Skills
P1 to P6

Music Elements / Concepts:

  • Tempo
  • Beat / Pulse
  • Rhythm
  • Pitch
  • Note values
  • Solfege Names
  • Sound, Silence, Pause
P1 toP6
  • Listening
  • Singing
  • Psycho – motor
  • Identifying instruments Performing
P1 to P6

Musical Instruments

  • Untuned percussion instruments
P3 to P6
  • Playing music (instruments) together and individually
  • Singing in parts
P4 to P6

Musical Instruments

  • Wind, Brass and String instruments
P2 to P5 Solfege Handsigns
P4 to P5 Conducting
P4 to P6 Creating music / compositions


Level Values Remarks
P1 to P6


Through performance, written work and mini-project


Inculcate through songs and lessons.


Appropriate songs taught in lessons.

National Education

National songs taught in lessons and for National Day Celebrations and Ethnic Percussion.


Art Key Competencies:

Level Knowledge   Skills Values
Primary 1 - 2 Elements of Art Art Form







Digital Media Painting Collage

Explore and experiment with a variety of art media and techniques


Art captures imagination and expresses human emotions
Primary  3 - 4 Elements of Art/Principles of Design
Dot, Line, Shape, Colour Texture, form Pattern Repition, Balance, Contrast, Space Tone





Create artworks based on simple ideas and techniques Art communicates ideas
Primary 5 - 6 Elements of Art/Principles of Design
Dot, Line, Shape, Colour Texture, form Pattern Repition Balance, Contrast, Space Tone, Scale, Proportion, Movement




Design Sculpture

Explain how they gather and develop ideas.

Analyse and evaluate art/design works based on visual qualities and intentions

Art has purpose


2. To help our pupils relate Music and Art to their daily lives, we have identified 2 focus areas to put the learning of Music and Art into current and relevant contexts.

Digital Age – Learning Digital Art and Digital Music
Living in a diverse vibrant society – Learning various forms of Music and Art in the different cultures in societies locally and globally.

LAPS - Learning through Active Participation in School-based activities.

Pupils will participate in school-based activities from LAPS 1 to LAPS 6 in their 6 years of education in Xinghua Primary School in 4 domains namely, Physical, Aesthetics, Language Arts and Lifeskills. Liken to “doing laps” in swimming or track and field to develop athletes, LAPS in Xinghua Primary School aims to help our pupils to learn more effectively and efficiently through active participation in school-based activities.

Activities in the Aesthetics domains are:


  Primary 1 Primary 2 Primary 3 Primary 4 Primary 5 Primary 6
Music Orff Ensemble Orff Ensemble Boom-Whackers / iPad Ensemble Ethnic Percussion GarageBand (Digital Music)
Art Digital Art Digital Art 2 Calligraphy Kolam Batik Mural Art (Part 1) Mural Art (Part 2)


Aesthetics Programs


Pupils presenting an item for Teacher's Day with percussion instruments.


Percussion Enrichment Programme


Teaching time during Primary 4 Digital Music.


GarageBand Enrichment Programme

Aesthetics Programs

Primary 2 Digital Art



Primary 4 Batik Painting



Primary 3 Kolam Making



Primary 6 Glass Painting



Adoring Arts

Pupils’ love (passion) for Music and Art is cultivated and developed by grooming artistic talents and providing opportunities to express their creativity and ideas.



  Music Art
Grooming artistic talents

Performing Arts CCAs
Choir, Dance, Angklung, Gamelan, Chinese Orchestra, Guzheng.


Pupils in these CCAs are either recruited through auditions or talent-scouted from music enrichment programmes.


Instructors are engaged to develop their skills and to increase pupils competencies in these CCAs.

Art Club:
To provide pupils with the opportunity to explore and develop their creativity in the area of Art and groom the pupils from the Art Club to take part in national art competitions organized by external agencies such as SYF Art , Octoburst Competition and etc.


Annual School Art Competition :
Winners of school art competitions and identified pupils will have the opportunities to participate in competitions organised by external agencies

Opportunities to express their creativity and ideas

Producing short digital music for special occasions and PPT presentations.


Performance during National Day concert. Performance during Arts Expose Week.


Storyline music creation

Participating in external Art competitions/ events:

  • YOG 2010
  • SYF competition
  • Octoburst 
  • Istana Art Competition


Participating in Service Learning:

  • P1 – Making of origami and pop out cards
  • P2 – Folding of towels into bunnies


Collaboration with various departments:

  • Chinese New Year - Chinese Lanterns
  • SGEM week - Thematic book covers 
  • Earth Day / National Day / Total Defence Day – Drawing Posters 


School Handbook Design

Pupils are given the opportunity to design and selected design is published on the cover of the handbook


Participating in Service Learning:


P2 Bunnies Making (for an Old-Folks Home)


YOG Event


Admiring Arts

To develop an inquiry and critical mind for Music and Art


  Music Art
Inquiry Mind


Exposing pupils to various types of presentations with accompanying music such as commercials, MTVs, movies to invoke comments and evaluation about the music from the pupils.


Expose pupils to various artists by studying the background of the artists (P3 / P4) and by looking at and learning the art techniques about the works of artists to invoke comments and evaluation about the visual art (P5 / P6).
Critical mind
Using the same presentations mentioned above to critique about the choice of music and suitability of music for each type of presentations.

Using the same presentations mentioned above to critique about the pattern, scale, variety, contrast, balance, proportion and harmony of the artwork (P5 / P6).


Admiring the Art Works of Giuseppe Arcimboldo


School-wide Aesthetics Events

1. Arts Exposè (aka Arts Week)


Arts Expose serves as a platform for pupils to experience different genres of music and arts that is beyond the curriculum. It also aims to provide opportunities for pupils to showcase their talents and creative works through different medium – performance, their production etc.


Various activities are conducted during this week. E.g. classroom activities revolve the theme for that particular week. There are also different types of mass activities that pupils can take part in during their recess. Also, there will be an assembly programme that is customized to the theme for that week.


2. Classroom Decoration Campaigns

This campaign allows pupils to use their creativity to decorate the classrooms accordingly to the chosen themes and create a sense of class bonding and ownership.

The pupils started planning and decorating in Term 1 Week 1. The classes were later assessed based on a set of rubrics and awarded accordingly – Bronze, Silver and Gold. The plagues were hung outside the classrooms for classes who achieved these awards.

Below are some examples of decorations in the classrooms