"By Faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.” Hebrews 11:3
What if there were no colours in the world?
It's hard to imagine a world without colour. Colour excites us, engages us and calms us. A world without colour would lack diversity.
Colour is vital in the arts and with this in mind we aim to teach our children to appreciate the world in all its glory and to embrace the rich diversity of nature, cultures and people.
Cultural Capital in the Arts
"It is the essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens, introducing them to the best that has been thought and said and helping to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement." The National Curriculum on Cultural Capital
Cultural Capital is something we are passionate about, The Arts curriculum is aimed at developing our children's appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
The Arts curriculum is linked to our school vision,
"Train up a child in the way they should go and when they are old they will not depart from it."
T Theology R Relationships A Attitude and Aspirations I Inspire N Next Steps
We promote our Christian Values in all areas of the Arts Curriculum.
Our Art engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design and to understand the next steps in their creative journey. We do this through six main areas, drawing, painting, printing, clay, 3D forms and textiles. These areas will often overlap and work together through the development of a theme.
Music engages and inspires pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. Music is an integral part of the Christian distinctiveness of our school and is embedded through Collective Worship as well as across curriculum opportunities. Music supports children’s self- confidence, creativity, sense of achievement and emotional well-being.
Design and Technology
In design and technology we promote creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on their daily life and the wider world.
Please click below for the statutory requirements for Art
Please click below for the statutory requirements for Music
Please click below for the statutory requirements for Design and Technology
Here are some useful websites for supporting your child's learning at home in Art, DT and Music:
Art and Design
BBC Bitesize Ks1 and Ks2:
Fun learning activities
CBeebies Free Get Creative App
The BBC website says:
‘The Get Creative app allows your little one to play independently, building their confidence as they explore open-ended activities in the creative factory with five amazing, out-of-this-world experiences to help their imaginations soar! ‘
Art Draw alongs!
National Portrait Gallery Photography Competition
A competition for all ages and abilities
'Spearheaded by The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, Hold Still, a portrait of our nation in 2020, is an ambitious community project to create a unique photographic portrait which captures the spirit, mood, hopes, fears and feelings of the nation as we continue to deal with the Coronavirus outbreak.' (Quote taken from Hold Still website)
Fun learning activities
Under the heading Resources for home learning click on primary, then click on D and T activities
Activities and games based on CBeebies characters such as the Teletubbies, Fimbles, Tweenies and Bob the Builder. Aimed at ages up to 6.
Music essentials explained in lively video clips and fun activities too.
Many songs to learn and sing at home.
BBC Bring the Noise have produced five films with songs in British Sign Language (BSL).
Learn to sign and dance-a-long to the songs.
Watch the music videos and see how they vary in different genres, from electronic synthesiser sounds, slow ballads to pop, upbeat and lively summery tunes.
Art, DT and Music - Home learning daily lessons:
Choose your school year group to find the lessons, then click on foundation subjects: