Art and Music
We link our Art and DT to our Topic lessons and also teach key skills outlined in the Cornerstones Scheme of Work.
For example, our children recently designed and made castles in KS1, have looked at how Henry VIII was portrayed by artists such as Holbein, have studied Space Art and have made fossils out of clay and in Year Three Four they recreated a full size model of the digestive system using a range of materials.
This term they will be focusing on understanding pattern, building on these skills across the year groups. Year One and Two are making shields linked to 'Towers, Tunnels and Turrets' using patterns made with different natural materials, Year Three and Four will be exploring a range of patterns through using magnets in art for their 'Mighty Metals' and Year Five and Six will be using patterns to add interest to a piece of work linked to the patterns formed in ice and snow as part of their 'Into The Unknown' topic looking at life in the Antarctic.
A lot of our topics also allow the children to use their design and creative knowledge to showcase their learning from construction, to making their role play areas, to creating games to illustrate a scientific concept as well.
In Music we base our progression on the Cornerstones Scheme of Work. All children in lower KS2 have the opportunity to learn an instrument and all children regularly perform to an audience as well as a weekly singing lesson. Children who play an instrument are also invited to join our orchestra and each year we have a Piano Recital, Christmas and Summer Music concerts.
In the recent 'Alchemy Island' Topic the children composed their own music and in KS1 they appreciated carnival music for their topic 'Rio De Vida'.