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Music is an integral part of the PYP Programme of Inquiry at ISSiena and all students receive 2 sessions per week. The curriculum looks at how we respond to music, drawing on personal experiences, building understanding of musical notation and developing the skills needed to create and perform music.

The arts are important areas of learning in the Primary Years Programme. Students will learn the disciplines of visual arts, music and drama, as well as learning about the arts (the skills and processes involved) and through the arts (artists, perspectives, themes and ideas using the arts).

Creativity is at the heart of the arts. It allows for innovation, interpretation, research, analysis and transfer. Learning through the arts has a positive influence on self-esteem and creative development, which needs to carry over to all aspects of learning. Valuing imagination and celebrating original thinking promotes initiative and a lifelong love of learning.