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Physical Education and Aesthetics

Vision

A physically or aesthetically educated child with character.

Mission

Creating a holistic learning environment in art, music or physical sports for our pupils so that each child will enjoy success in his/her area of interest and at the same time developing good character.

Focus

To achieve its mission, the PE, Aesthetics and CCA department adopted the following in planning its programmes and activities:

  • Mass Participation in physical activities to inculcate the love for an active lifestyle.
  • Exposure to different art form and musical instruments.
  • Interaction amongst peers to promote emotional learning and social integration.
  • Capacity and excellence in sports and CCA.
  • Development in character and values.
  • Identification and development of talents.

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Physical Education Curriculum in the primary levels provide the pupils a platform to develop their motor skills that will allow them to enjoy and play different games and sports.

P1 and P2 pupils learn a variety of locomotor and non-locomotor skills as part of the fundamental movements that are important to children at this age group. P3 and P4 pupils extended the complexity of the locomotor and non-locomotor skills through interesting activities. Manupulative skills through modified games are introduced at this stage. P5 and P6 pupils learn and demonstrate an understanding of concepts and skills acquired in various modified games. 

Our PE programmes cover eight broad areas as follows:

1. Fundamental movements
2. Educational gymnastics
3. Dance
4. Games
5. Health and fitness management
6. Athletics
7. Swimming
8. Outdoor Education


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The lower primary levels focus on fundamental movements, educational gymnastics and dance which develop pupils' psychomotor skills, control and co-ordination. These activities will lay the foundation for further learning of more advanced psychomotor skills, sports and games. Primary 1 and 2 pupils have gymnastics and dance incorporated into their weekly PE lessons Programme for Active Learning (PAL) is now incorporated into the P1 and P2 curriculum. PAL is an initiative by the MOE to have greater emphasis on non-academic programmes within the curriculum and focuses less on content knowledge but more on the necessary skills and values to strive in a fast-changing and globalised future. The pupils will go through 4 modules each in the first 2 years of their primary education. They are sports, outdoor education, art and music. SwimSafer Stage 1 Programme is introduced to P3 pupils. A total of 8 - 1.5 hrs sessions are conducted by qualified swimming instructors approved by SSC. In this programme, pupils will develop water confidence and learn basic swimming and drowning prevention techniques. Lower Primary Sports Day is held annually for P1 to P3 pupils to apply their skills and compete in a carnival-like competition.


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The upper primary levels focus on the further development of fundamental movements and psychomotor skills through a wide range of physical activities such as educational gymnastics, modern dance, modified sports and games and athletics. Upper Primary Sports Day is held annually for pupils to compete in athletics events and learn Olympics values such as respect, excellence and friendship. The P5 Camp is an annual 3-day camp for Primary 5 pupils. Its aim is to bring about social and emotional learning through outdoor education. Pupils will experience activities rock climbing, abseiling, high-rope obstacles, kayaking and sea rafting. Intra- class games continue to take place during PE lesson and the P6 pupils will have a chance to compete in the Inter-class captain’s ball competition after their PSLE.

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Sports Education Programmes are to promote the active lifestyle by exposing pupils to popular outdoor sports. This allows the pupils to carry learning this new sport at their own free time. Sports offered this year include inline skating, sports climbing, archery and dragon boating. These programmes are conducted by SSC endorsed service providers.

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Health promotion activities are also conducted to complement the Physical Education and Health Education to help pupils manage their weight through an active lifestyle and proper dietary choices
All pupils are given the opportunity to learn and appreciate different dance throughout their 6 years in Pioneer Primary School. This aligns to our school niche in “Graciousness and Fitness through Dance”. The dance programmes offer to our pupils are as follows:

P1 and P2 – Creative Dance

P3 and P4 – Cultural and Folk Dance

P5 and P6 – Modern Dance

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Programme for Active Learning (PAL)

We believe in nurturing the whole child. PAL balances the acquisition of knowledge with the development of skills and values for P1 and 2 pupils. When children are just beginning school, we need to nurture their desire to learn, to be engaged in and enjoy what they learn, and develop a sense of competence and confidence. The social sphere of children also broadens beyond their immediate family, requiring them to interact with their peers. Children must have social skills and appropriate dispositions for interaction and cooperation with others from different backgrounds.

Our PAL modules provide pupils with broad exposure in four main areas — Sports & Games, Outdoor Education, Performing and Visual Arts. These PAL modules are experiential in nature and incorporate learning in a creative, fun, and enjoyable way. We hope that PAL will support the development of pupils to ensure that they experience a holistic education.

In a nutshell, PAL contributes to the development of soft skills in our pupils such as the ability to communicate clearly and cooperate with others, and having a lively curiosity about the world they live in and a belief in their ability to accomplish a task or deal with a challenge. PAL also broadens the learning experiences of our children and opens up our pupils’ access to and positively influences their future experiences. 

PAL Photos  

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Music

Ukulele Program

The ukulele program for the P5-P6 will help pupils master another musical instrument besides the recorder that they learnt in P3-P4. This programme teaches the students basic ukulele chords, songs and gives them an opportunity to perform together as a class. 

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Singing With Percussion 


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Playing percussion in a group is tremendous fun. Pupils are energized as they work together. This results in a more engaging music lesson. Pupils have to identify the different sounds made by the different percussion instruments and they have to listen to the rhythm and beats so that they know when to play their part.

Singing with percussion uses the aural, visual and kinetic senses powerfully to physically stimulate whole-brain activity. Pupils are more focused, they learn about team work while trying to complement one another during their singing and music making sessions.


Pioneer’s Got Talent Competition 


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Pioneer’s Got Talent Competition is a highly anticipated event for the upper primary pupils. Pupils will undergo auditions to get selected to enter the finals, where they will showcase their individual talents in areas like Singing, Dancing, Instrumental and Drama.

This competition is not only a platform to display the talents, but also a good learning experience for the contestants as they build up their confidence and stage presence.

Talent Identification 


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We believe that there are hidden music talents among our Pioneer pupils. Therefore, the Music Interest Group (MIG) is formed to promote music appreciation and performance. Talented and passionate pupils are identified based on a profile survey done at the beginning of the year and during music lessons. After which, selected pupils will be arranged to perform during the morning assembly.

This platform provides them with performing experiences and helps to build their confidence. 

We believe that there are hidden music talents among our Pioneer pupils. Therefore, the Music Interest Group (MIG) is formed to promote music appreciation and performance. Talented and passionate pupils are identified based on a profile survey done at the beginning of the year and during music lessons. After which, selected pupils will be arranged to perform during the morning assembly.

This platform provides them with performing experiences and helps to build their confidence.


Art

P1 Drawing and Painting

In this programme, students will explore lines and colours. They will use oil pastels to blend colours and create shades and tones. They will illustrate sketches with a variety of lines and then complete their artwork using both the mediums.  Simple art vocabulary will be taught as well so that through art appreciation, they can express and talk about their artwork.

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P2 Jumping Clay

Jumping Clay stimulates the senses with its smooth feel and its bright colours providing a full experience of modelling. We strive to encourage creative self-expression and build confidence.  The students will learn basic shapes and colour mixing. This not only allows students to have a better understanding of 2D and 3D concepts, and also improves fine-motor skills and hand-eye coordination while learning through play.

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P3 Chinese Brush Painting

The aim of the programme is to introduce Chinese Brush Painting as an art form unique to Asian culture to the pupils. Besides learning Chinese Brush painting techniques in a fun and interactive environment, they will also learn about composition of the artwork and the concept of mono and multicolour ink painting. The programme not only allows our students to learn about the materials used, but also our famous local Chinese Brush Painters.

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P4 Watercolour Pencil Drawing

Watercolor pencils are a unique medium for creating art. They combine drawing with painting in a manner that no other medium can replicate. Watercolor pencils give our students the best of both worlds of painting and drawing.  Students will learn how to control colour intensity and different simple techniques to create their own watercolour painting. 

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P3 and P4 Ceramics

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Our ceramic lessons for P3-P4 are designed to take pupils through a fun journey of exploration in four basic hand-building techniques such as coiling, pinching, slabbing and hollowing. Our pupils will experience and gain an understanding of the process of creating a finished ceramic art piece. They exercise their creativity and practise the basic techniques taught in their different art work.


P5 Mixed Media

Mixed media refers to an artwork of which more than one medium has been used. Many interesting effects can be achieved by using mixed media because it allows for greater versatility and a rich viewer experience.  Students will use recycle objects in conjunction with traditional mediums like paints, oil pastels and collage to express their thoughts and feelings in an artwork. 

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P6 Batik

The introduction of this programme provides students with an understanding of batik painting and its cultural heritage. Students will have the opportunity to explore both wet and dry wax, the dying of cloth, the process of batik painting and also the different techniques and tools used. Through batik painting, students will learn that Batik is an alternative avenue for creative and artistic expression.

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