THE ARTS

The Arts

It is our vision that all the learners can enjoy and achieve in The Arts. We have high expectations, therefore the impact of the skills gained are transferrable to everyday life. We will ensure effective teaching and learning will make sure that the entire Arts curriculum is available to all our learners through careful structuring of activities, scaffolding of skills and personalised teaching.

Bringing Learning to Life through Music

Learners are engaged in a high-quality music offer that inspires them to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians.  Our aim is to 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. Learners develop a curiosity for the subject and we are committed to ensuring learners understand the value and importance of music in the wider community, and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in music, in a variety of different contexts.

‘Music Express’ scheme of work, in the Primary department offers exciting and diverse music lessons that will appeal to all learners, making cross-curricular links and with a range of musical content which amply fulfils the requirements of the National Curriculum.

Or at KS3, learn how to play drums, from around the world!  African Djembe and bongo drums! 

Be inspired by Musicians, from different cultures and enjoy listening to and performing music from a range of genres, including The Blues, Classical and Pop music.

Bringing Learning to Life through 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. To inspire, engage and challenge them. Learners are fully immersed and supported in developing new skills to use their imagination, express their feelings and communicate their ideas. Practical and innovative teaching and learning, stimulates the use of their senses and promotes creativity and expression.

At KS1, learners combine elements of art and maths with this cross-curricular lesson on Piet Mondrian linking art with shapes.

KS2 learners, stimulated with the works of Matisse-inspired collage sculptures, in which learners make their own versions of some of his most famous works!

Engage in a creative process which connects an art form and English Literature in KS3 and make ‘Alice in Wonderland’ inspired 3D sculptures or learn about Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama and create your own Kusama-inspired art.

Long Term Plans

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