Art and Design
The National Curriculum skills for Art and Design are planned into each topic and where they link. Children have a wide range of opportunities to explore, make and create throughout the school year. This is often done in their own sketchbook which all children use to practice the key skills within each medium. Children are encouraged to be critique each other’s work and to support one another in their learning for art and design. Children learn from the skills of famous and local artists to improve their own skills in a range of contexts. Each year, children build on these skills using different medium.
We aim to offer a progressive music curriculum to all. Across the key stages, Children will begin to appreciate different forms of music through the various (related) dimension of pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre and texture. In Key Stage 1, they will explore a range of percussion instruments and begin to create their own sounds. In Lower Key Satge 2, music notation and the notion of ‘reading’ music will be introduced to children. At this stage, they will also have the opportunity to learn basic notes on a recorder so that they can play a simple tune. This will develop into Upper key Stage 2 with access to ukuleles so that they can create and select appropriate sounds. Singing – with the expressive use of voice – remains an important aspect of our musical curriculum and features heavily in our daily acts of worship as well as end of term musical productions.