The Arts

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The Arts

At Landgate school, the Arts consists of the subject Art and Music.

 

EYFS (first Foundations and Key Stage 1)- Through an inviting environment and engaging opportunities, learners acquire and develop skills and knowledge to be artistically and musically expressive. The environment is structured to enable all children access to a range of music, media and materials.

Primary- Key Stage 1 and 2- Through a thematic curriculum and/ or discrete Art and Music lessons, learner’s are fully immersed in developing new skills and knowledge, promoting understanding in the Arts.  Practical and innovative teaching and learning, stimulates the use of their senses and promotes creativity and expression.

Secondary-

Key Stage 3- Subjects of Art, Music, PE (including dance) and Drama are delivered discretely. Learners are encouraged to build on their previous learning, skills and interests, developing independence and expression. In Art, learners access a subject specific room with independent access to art tools and visual displays.

Key Stage 4/5- learners access Art accreditation linked to their personal development and learning which is delivered by a subject specialist teacher. Learner are often involved in enterprise events and small projects.

 

Music

The aim of music is to provide a high-quality music offer that engages and inspires learners to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increases their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As learners make progress, they develop skills of listening and appraising, gain knowledge of a range of musicians and cultures and improve on composition of music. The learners are supported to develop skills to use their imagination, express their feelings and communicate their ideas.

Key Stage 1 and 2 learners are encouraged to:

  • Use their voices expressively and creatively, sing songs, chants and rhymes.
  • Play tuned and untuned instruments, perform in solo and groups.
  • Improve their accuracy, fluency, control and expression.
  • Compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music.
  • Appreciate, Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory.
  • Listen and respond to a range of high quality live and recorded music from different traditions and from great composers and musicians.
  • Use and understand staff and other musical notations.

 

Primary learners are assessed against Primary Learning ladders, stages 1-15.

Primary learning is based on long term plans from The Music Express Online scheme of work and following the National Curriculum.

Key Stage 3 are encouraged to:

  • Play and perform confidently in a range of solo and ensemble contexts using their voice, playing instruments musically, fluently and with accuracy and expression
  • Improvise and compose; extend and develop musical ideas by drawing on a range of musical structures, styles, genres and traditions.
  • Use relevant notations.
  • Listen with increasing discrimination to a wide range of music from great composers and musicians.

 

Key stage 3 learners are assessed against Flight Paths.

 

Key Stage 3 learning is based on long term plans are linked with other curriculum area and learners assessments.

 

Art

The aim of Art is to stimulate the learners mind to enhance the ability to think creatively, develop problem solving and interpersonal skills including self-esteem, behaviour and independence. The learners are supported to develop skills to use their imagination, express their feelings and communicate their ideas.

We have the view that all the learners can enjoy and achieve in Art. We have high expectations, therefore the impact of the skills gained are transferrable to everyday life.

Stage 1 and 2 learners are encouraged to:

  • Appraise work of a range of great artists and designers.
  • Use materials creatively to design and produce pieces of work.
  • Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.
  • Develop a wide range of Art and Design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.
  • Work in two and three dimensions, using wet and dry mediums to develop their confidence.

 

Primary learners are assessed against Primary Learning Ladders stages 1-15.

Primary learning is based on long term plans following the National Curriculum.

Key Stage 3 learners are encouraged to:

  • Develop awareness of famous artists, to help them produce work at their own level.
  • Use a range of techniques and medias.
  • Express their feelings through their artwork.
  • Evaluate their own work and the work of their peers.

 

In key stage 3, learners are assessed against Flight Paths.

Key Stage 3 learning is based on long term plans are linked with other curriculum area and learners assessments.

 

Key Stage 4 and 5 learners are encouraged to:

  • Apply skills, knowledge and understanding of Art to create thoughtful and creative artwork.
  • Be independent and resilient, take care and time over their work.
  • Research into artists and share work with others.
  • Apply a range of techniques and use a range of tools and mediums.
  • Produce artwork/ projects for self, others and enterprise.
  • Appraise their own work and the work of their peers

 

 

Learners work towards appropriate and challenging accreditation.

 

Long Term Plans