The Arts (Music, Art & Design and Drama)
Useful Links for The Arts:
Music Curriculum Overview and Statement of Intent
Miss McNeill is our curriculum leader for ‘The Arts’ which includes Music, Art & Design and Drama. She enjoys leading each subject and has a keen interest in them. Miss McNeill has recently introduced the Lancashire music scheme ‘Charanga’ and is excited about developing the children’s creative side! The curriculum is broad and balancing providing opportunities to learn theory, the history of music, composition and performance using their voices plus a variety of instruments. Miss McNeill leads our choir alongside Mrs Lees and Miss Briddon. Miss McNeill has high expectations in these subject areas and aims to support all staff in consistently implementing the curricula across The Arts throughout school.
Enrichment opportunities in The Arts
Mr Waddington, our guitar teacher from Lancashire Music Service, has worked in partnership with the school for a number of years and continues to offer lunchtime lessons on a Wednesday. Woodwind lessons at our school are delivered by Mrs Parker. Mr Waddington and Mrs Parker arrange concerts in school giving the children the opportunity to showcase their musical learning, building confidence and bringing joy to the rest of the school! This year, we have introduced a key stage 2 choir; this is very popular and the children have enjoyed performing to members of the public.
We arrange trips and experiences to enrich the children’s experiences of The Arts including visits to the theatre, museums and concert halls.
Art and Design Skills Progression