The Arts (Music, Art, Drama, Steam)
OUR APPROACH TO TEACHING THESE SUBJECTS IS SIMILAR TO THE ABOVE. ALL CHILDREN ARE TAUGHT SCHEMES OF WORK THAT ARE APPROPRIATE FOR THEIR AGE. THEY ARE ALSO GIVEN A VARIETY OF OPPORTUNITIES TO LINK IDEAS TOGETHER SO THAT LEARNING TARGETS ARE BEING REINFORCED IN DIFFERENT SETTINGS AND IN A FUN AND CREATIVE WAY.
Classroom work is on display for all visitors to see. We see the arts as something that enriches the whole child. We encourage children to paint, draw and perform. We believe that this approach fosters a child who is confident, a child who is positive and as child who wants to learn. All the experiences provided, whether they are: musical, dramatic or artistic are planned so that the children “gain.”
Information Technology will be used wherever possible, across the curriculum. The School has IT Suites, which are used by all classes as well as numerous iPads.
Each class has its own freestanding PC with colour print facilities. This means that skills learned in the suite can be expanded upon in the classroom context. The whiteboards are also used to broaden learning experiences. Children use them regularly as a class or a small group to support their learning. We also have a green room so that children can make exciting and creative blogs.