Reach for the Stars
Art and Design
At Woolavington Village Primary School, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design provides all children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thought and ideas. We also recognise that Art and Design can have a powerful and positive effect on well-being.
Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education 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.
By the time our pupils leave Woolavington Village Primary School, we believe that they will have become artists in their own right. When producing their own pieces, they will be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They will understand how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. By studying famous multi-cultural artists and their works, the children will be exposed to a variety of influences that will expand their knowledge and skill base.
The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
- Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
- Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.
- Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
Music is a powerful and unique form of communication that can increase children’s self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. Our curriculum is centred around ‘Charanga’, a music-based scheme, developed from the National Curriculum (2014). Charanga provides a classroom-based, participatory and inclusive approach to music learning. Throughout the scheme, children are actively involved in using and developing their singing voices, using body percussion and whole body actions, and learning to handle and play classroom instruments effectively to create and express their own and others’ music. Through a range of whole class, group and individual activities, children have opportunities to explore sounds, listen actively, compose and perform.
We aim for all pupils to:
- Develop as a whole through engagement in musical activity.
- Develop contextual knowledge and understanding of how sounds are made and various forms and genres of music.
- Develop the interrelated skills of composition, performance and musical appreciation.
- Develop and nurture pupils’ sense of self and allow them opportunity to explore their own abilities.
- Sing, use musical instruments and technology to create and compose music on their own and with others.