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Art

Art is an important “foundation” subject and as such is taught and experienced throughout school. It is used not only as a form of communication but also as a form of expression.
 
Our aims in teaching art are to:
 
·     build on the artistic skills, experience and understanding which the child already possesses.
 
·     encourage the child to find enjoyment, fulfilment, and achievement throughout art, craft and design and see themselves as artists, designers and craft workers.
 
·     develop skills to use a range of materials, techniques and tools effectively and competently.
 
·     feel able to express their ideas, feelings and experiences from life and society creatively.
 
·     develop an appropriate vocabulary to help them discuss their own work and that of others.
 
·     appreciate and evaluate the work of a range of artists from their own and other cultures.
 
·     develop accuracy and patience whilst working in any form of artistic medium.
 
·     see the presentation of all forms of work, written or pictorial as an art form and to develop graphic art styles to improve the appearance of their work.
 
·     enable children to express inner feelings and concerns.
 
These aims are achieved by developing the child’s artistic skills and encouraging them to explore their imaginations and the reality of the world around them through artistic expression.
 

 

Please use your child's class page to find out what they are learning about each half term!

 

Design & Technology

Through Design and Technology, the children have opportunities to design, make and modify products and the children are encouraged to discuss and analyse their work to justify the ideas, materials and techniques they have used and to propose modifications and improvements. The children are encouraged to be inventive, using a range of materials and tools, thus developing, modifying and evaluating their ideas through a series of projects.

 

 

During Design and Technology lessons, we actively promote a healthy attitude to safety through teaching correct procedures when using tools and equipment.

 

Please use your child's class page to find out what they are learning about each half term!
 

Music

During music lessons, children have the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of musical experiences through listening, singing, movement and dance. Children develop skills in controlling sounds through singing and playing tuned and un-tuned instruments and we encourage each individual to perform to the highest levels through providing a variety of performance opportunities.
To enrich our music curriculum, we employ specialist music teachers to teach music and singing, and also provide specialist music tuition to those pupils who want it, to give pupils the best opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in this area of the curriculum.

All children from F2 to 6 have weekly music sessions with a specialist using voice, guitar and ukulele and other instruments. In addition, parents can choose to pay for small group lessons with our private teacher Mr Hurley in piano and wind instruments.
 
Please use your child's year group page to find out what they are learning about each half term!

Sing Up Day song 22nd March

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Year Three and Year Four singing at the Commonwealth Flag Event. 

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