We will ensure the skills required to meet the aims of the national curriculum are covered. The intent is to ensure all pupils produce creative, imaginative work. Children will have the opportunity to explore their ideas and record their experiences, as well as exploring the work of others and evaluate different creative ideas. Children will become confident and proficient in a variety of techniques including drawing, painting, sculpting, as well as other selected craft skills, e.g. collage, printing, weaving, sewing and patterns. Children will also develop their knowledge of famous artists, designers and craft makers. Children will also develop their interest and curiosity about art and design. Children will have the opportunity to ask questions and demonstrate their skills in a variety of ways. We will offer the chance for children to develop their emotional expression through art to further enhance their personal, social and emotional development.
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.