Patterdale C of E Primary School

Achieving The Best Together

Art & Music

Awesome Art! 

Art and Design stimulates creativity and imagination, and at Patterdale we do so love to get creative! Pupils use colour, form, texture, pattern and different materials, processes, skills and techniques to communicate what they see, feel and think. Often the work we do is as a result of other artists and designers throughout time and in different cultures. They learn about the role of art, craft and design in their environment. No matter what the subject, we try to involve art and craft - it engages the children and helps them learn whilst having a lot of fun. Here's some examples of our recent arty escapades...

As part of their research into life during the Second World War our juniors learned to 'Make do and mend'! There's also a great recycling message in there somewhere...

Our EYFS class love getting the paints out.... even if our janitor doesn't love the mess afterwards!

There's nothing like a bit of creative hat-wear crafted from Mother Nature's proverbial wardrobe!

Marvellous Music!

If music is indeed the food of love then that's great, because at Patterdale we love both food AND music! Our music curriculum offers children opportunities to develop their appreciation and understanding of a wide range of different kinds of music—developing and extending their own interests and increasing their ability to make judgements. They will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to make music. Music also helps to develop good attitudes to learning in general; it can help children to develop listening skills, concentration, creativity, perseverance, self-confidence and much more! Fundamentally (and perhaps most importantly) music is just great fun and the children love breaking out the ukes and getting creative!


From year 2 upwards, all children have the opportunity to play an instrument such as recorder, guitar, keyboard and ukulele as well as tuned percussion instruments. All Key Stage 2 children are part of our orchestra, so that they can learn to play together, compose short pieces and perform. Singing regularly is also an important part of our music curriculum. This involves the whole school on a weekly basis.