The Creative Arts Department brings together Art, Music and Drama in a creative and enjoyable environment providing a broad and balanced Creative Curriculum at Key Stage three, four and five. We aim to develop creative, curious, independent and reflective students who enjoy taking risks through experimenting in Art, Music, Drama, Food and DT.
Through our decisions about the way we structure learning and the content we cover, we aim to provide a balanced art, music and drama curriculum. We want our students to engage with creativity and creative thinking through a range of genres, mediums, and influences. We want pupils to feel both excited about, and confident enough to; express themselves freely, to perform, to talk about their own work and the work of others.
Students are encouraged to have not only a love and enjoyment for creativity in our subjects but also the language, depth of knowledge and drive be successful in their learning. Through exciting experiences in Creative Arts, students are encouraged to learn skills that help to develop lifelong learners and competent citizens in the wider world.
Key Stage 3
Our learning is all built and predicated on the expectations of the National Curriculum model. This is then also developed out further, to ensure a depth and breadth to the content that is covered.
Planning for lessons and schemes of learning is rooted in an understanding of Cognitive Science, with each and every lesson planned so that there are opportunities for:
-Retrieval of prior learning and clear sequencing through the SOL
-Building on and developing skills using scaffolding to support all to do this.
-Opportunities to check understanding with the use of MWB, cold calling and subject experts
-Modelling and using examples of excellence to aspire all to make progress
In Key Stage 3, ongoing assessment of learning in Art is undertaken each lesson. Pupils are given clear verbal feedback during lessons on progress in specific tasks.
Following assessment, we make sure that pupils are given the opportunity to refine and improve their work which then enables pupils to apply their feedback and understand both how progress is granular and deliberate practice is essential.
Over the course of Year 7, our students will study and learn the following:-
|Skills booklet and Formal Elements
|Shape, tone, and printmaking
|Michael Craig Martin and Everyday Objects
|Color Theory, Artist Analysis
|Installation Art, Colour Mixing, Pattern, Batik
|Artist Analysis, 3D making, mixed media
Over the course of Year 8, our students will study and learn the following:-
|Poppies and flowers
|Drawing and clay 3D work
|Under the microscope
|Experimentation with mixed media, artist analysis
|Food glorious food
|Observation drawing and 3D construction, artist analysis
|Artist Analysis, proportion, tonal pencil and painting