Art & Music
Art and design is concerned with the way we respond to, understand, interpret and shape our world through our senses and emotions. Taking part in art and design allows us to investigate what we see; to make visual responses; to interpret; to discriminate and reach decisions. Art and design has its own language based upon the visual elements.
At Woodland View Primary School we aim to provide our pupils with an art and design curriculum which is broad and balanced, relevant, differentiated and fulfils the requirements of the Art and Design National Curriculum.
- to develop and extend the pupils’ visual creativity, curiosity, enquiry and aesthetic sensitivity to the natural and man made world
- to enable pupils to respond and enjoy expressing their ideas, feelings and imagination using visual media, practical making skills and the visual language of art
- to develop an appreciation, critical awareness, knowledge and understanding of the work of other artists, designers and craftspeople from their own and other cultural heritages.
Music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. It is a vehicle for personal expression and it can play an important part in the personal development of people. Music reflects the culture and society we live in, and so the teaching and learning of music enables children to better understand the world they live in. Besides being a creative and enjoyable activity, music can also be a highly academic and demanding subject. It also plays an important part in helping children feel part of a community. We provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music, to develop the skills to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms, and to begin to make judgements about the quality of music.
The aims of music teaching are to enable children to:
- know and understand how sounds are made and then organised into musical structures;
- know how music is made through a variety of instruments;
- know how music is composed and written down;
- know how music is influenced by the time, place and purpose for which it was written;
- develop the interrelated skills of performing, composing and appreciating music.