Art and Music
We link our Art and DT to our Topic lessons as well as teaching discrete Art lessons and also having an Art based themed week. This links to our milestones atttached below.
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.
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 milestones outlined below. Music is taught in a mix of discrete blocks, through whole school singing and through themed weeks. 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 a recent 'Alchemy Island' Topic the children composed their own music and in KS1 they appreciated carnival music for their topic 'Rio De Vida'.