Expressive Arts & Design

‘He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers—all of them skilled workers and designers.’ Exodus 35:35

By exploring a range of media and materials, our children gain the skills and knowledge to develop them further as artists, designers and musicians. Our broad curriculum engages and inspires the children as well as challenging them to be creative and imaginative. Starting in the Early Years, and as children move up through the school, children are provided with a wide range of opportunities to sing, make music, dance, play with colour, texture and design.

As artists, the children will be inspired to invent and create their own works of art, craft and design using different materials and techniques. Children will become proficient in evaluating the creative works of others and understanding the significance of art in the culture and history of our nation.

As designers, children will work practically using creativity and imagination. We want to give our children real contexts for their designs, enabling them to understand and consider their own and others’ needs. Linking with other subjects including maths, science and computing, pupils are encouraged to become resourceful and independent. Using skills to design and make high quality products will enable our children to succeed in an increasingly technological world. Finally, it is important to us that our children will leave our school with a broad knowledge of food and nutrition, and with the ability to design and make different dishes.

As musicians, children will be exposed to the highest quality music education in order to inspire a love for music and increase self-confidence. Progressing through the school, children will develop the skills to compose their own music and play a wide variety of musical instruments with increasing accuracy.