Creative Arts


Design and Technology

 

Throughout Key Stages 1 and 2 children complete design and technology projects in materials, textiles, food and control mechanisms. These projects provide opportunities for the children to design and make products, learn and develop practical skills and investigate and evaluate simple products. Cooking opportunities are available to the children through topics or enrichment activities.

 

The Arts

 

Performing and visual arts also play a significant part within our curriculum and is an area which we are continuing to develop. In addition to the curriculum subjects of Art, Design and Music, we encourage all children to perform in class assemblies and productions.

 

Art and Design

 

We aim to develop each child’s creativity and imagination through a range of visual, tactile and sensory experiences. These opportunities help them to understand and respond to the world by expressing their ideas and feelings.


In Key Stage 1 the children begin to develop an understanding of colour, form, texture and pattern through a variety of media including paint, clay, textiles, and sculpture.

 

During Key Stage 2 children build on their knowledge, skills and understanding of materials and processes through a wide range of experiences including visits to art galleries, museums and workshops. By exploring the ideas and meaning of the work of other artists, craftspeople and designers they learn about their different roles and about the functions of art, craft and design in their own lives and in different times and cultures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music

 

Children across Key Stage 1 are taught musical skills through class teaching using Music Express scheme of work. Key Stage 2 have a class music lesson for an hour each week. The school participates in the Leicester Music Services WCET Project, with children in Year 1 / 2 receiving Vocalease lessons, Year 3, 4 and from 2014 Years 5 and 6 receive instrumental lessons as a class. Each year focuses on a different instrument e.g. African drums (djembe), singing, steel pans and new for the 2014 – 15 academic year – Woodwind instruments.

 

At the end of each term the children present a group performance for parents so they not only experience performing to and audience but to celebrate their musical achievements. Where possible we encourage children to perform on a wider stage, such as participating in the schools concert at DeMontfort Hall.

 

All children have the opportunity to listen to and learn to sing a wide variety of songs from around the world. Appreciating the efforts of others and performing in front of an audience is actively encouraged. 

 

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