Creative Arts

Music

 

Aims

  • To foster the pupils' sensitivity to music and their understanding and enjoyment of it through an active involvement in listening, composing and performing.
  • To extend and deepen the pupils' responses through enjoyable first hand experiences and to provide a means of personal expression, inspire increasingly confident and sensitive participation and develop musical skills and concepts.
  • To support pupils' personal and social development through creating and performing music with others and for others.
  • To encourage pupils to raise personal levels of achievement throughout the Key Stage 2 Curriculum.
  • To promote pupils' cultural development through involvement in a wide range of music with others and for others.
  • To promote pupils' cultural development through involvement in wide range of music from different historical periods, styles and cultures which provides intellectual and aesthetic stimulation.
  • To acknowledge and develop listening, aural, memory, co-ordination, vocal and instrumental skills.
  • To employ teaching methods and resources that allow all pupils (irrespective of their ethnic origin and academic ability) to have equal access to music and to experience success and enjoyment in their music work.
  • To incorporate technology as appropriate.
  • To allow pupils to develop informed opinions about music and to be able to support them by reasonable arguments using musical language.
  • To strengthen self-discipline.

 

Art

 

Aims and objectives for art

 

The children should:-

  • Enjoy art and design through developing increased confidence and control over the processes involved.
  • Experiment with different media to understand their potential, to become familiar with their characteristics and to develop competency when working with them.
  • Understand basic principles and ideas in art and design i.e. colour mixing, exploring pattern and texture, exploring the use of 2D and 3D shape and form, experimenting with line and tone.
  • Respond positively and with understanding to the diversity of art and design across different cultures, times and styles.
  • Develop an ability to work collaboratively and individually.
  • Develop the ability to observe and examine the world around them and to be inspired by their observations.
  • Develop ideas and themes for work, drawing on visual and other resources.
  • Communicate ideas in visual, verbal and written forms. ( role of the sketchbook)
  • Identify different kinds of art, craft and design and the purposes for which it is made.
  • Develop an ability to evaluate and modify the processes required throughout the progression of a piece of work as well as the end product.
  • Become familiar with the work of a different artist each year throughout their time at V.C.P
  • Study the work of architects and craftsmen
  • Opportunity should be given to ensure that pupils make, understand and evaluate what they are doing as well as investigate and experiment.
  1. Understanding - Pupils should be given the opportunities to evaluate and respond practically and imaginatively to the work of others. This should include their peers and artists, craftsmen and designers working in a range of media and from a variety of periods and contexts.
  2. Making - Pupils should be given opportunities to begin to explore, imaginatively, the process of making, using a range of materials and tools in 2 and 3 dimensions and on a variety of scales.

      c    Investigating - Pupils should be given opportunities to record the natural and man made environment from direct observation, experience, memory and imagination using a variety of resources to stimulate personal responses.