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Music and Arts
At Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes our curriculum offers a range of music and arts based activities to our children.
- To build a musical curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and improved well-being.
- To promote a love of music and singing across a broadened curriculum.
- To know more, remember more and understand more.
- Clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum
- ´Teaching and learning should show progression across all key stages within the strands of music.
- Professional musicians with teaching experience to work with Years three and four.
- Children get access to being taught by real musicians (yearly).
- Peripatetic teachers to come into school and teach individual instruments to those children who wish to earn them.
- A love of playing an instrument promoted and encouraged in their ability to do so as a form of expression.
- Children will access extra- curricular musical participation opportunities such as choir, singing in the local community and Young Voices.
- Scope for children’s participation and wider opportunities for performing to greater audiences will be increased and therefore musical benefits greatened.
- Musical opportunities will be displayed in school and a whole school choir competition will be promoted and participated in.
- All children get experience of performing to a wider audience. Children will be aware of opportunities available and possibility of accessing them.
- Children will achieve age related expectations in music at the end of their cohort year.
- Children will retain knowledge that is pertinent to music.
- Children will have the opportunity to foster their instrumental flare and use this as a form of expression.
- Children will participate in wider musical activities.
- Opportunities for improved well-being and confidence will be increased.
- Children will gain wider audience performance experience.
- Children will have heightened awareness of musical opportunities available in and outside of school in the hope that access will be increased.
At Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes, we place a high value on Art as one of the most important forms of human creativity. We recognise that Art should engage, inspire and challenge pupils whilst equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art. Through teaching and learning about great artists and designers, and the works they have created, our pupils will know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of the world in which they live.
- To build an Art curriculum which develops learning and results in pupils knowing more and remembering more.
- To have an understanding and appreciation of art and how and why it is made.
- To develop the skills and flair needed to express their ideas and produce intended outcomes in their own art work.
- We have a clear, comprehensive and cross-curricular scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. Teaching and Learning shows progression across all key stages within the strands of Art.
- Children have access to key knowledge, language and meanings in order to understand and readily apply this to their practical work in Art.
- Children are exposed to work by artists and craftworkers who will inspire them and enable them consider and experiment with a range of techniques, compositions and dimensions.
- Teachers demonstrate techniques and provide opportunities for children to explore these using a range of media.
- Children collect their ideas, research, experimentation and designs in their own sketchbooks.
- Work is produced, evaluated, celebrated and displayed to the highest standard.
- Children will achieve age related expectations in Art at the end of their academic year.
- Children will retain knowledge about their focus artists for each unit of work and speak about them with confidence.
- Children will understand what being an ‘artist’ means.
- Children will be able to articulate their preferences with reasons and respect that art is subjective.
- Children will understand that being an artist takes determination and perseverance.
- Children will be able to express their ideas through art and produce their intended outcomes.
We are aiming to achieve the Artsmark, as awarded by Arts Council England.
Artsmark has been designed by schools, for schools, to align with School Improvement Plans and support core EBACC and STEM priorities, giving the curriculum breadth and balance. As well as recognising schools that are making the arts come alive, the Artsmark award is a practical and valuable tool for enriching a school’s arts provision whatever the starting point.