Creative Opportunities

This area of our curriculum includes:

  •  Art
  •  Music
  •  Design Technology

Creativity is fundamental to life and we encourage children to understand, appreciate and enjoy the visual arts. During school, children are introduced to a wide variety of creative activities including drawing, painting, modelling, printing and needlecraft. We also encourage creative thinking in all aspects of the curriculum and as such is one our drivers.

Children enjoy singing and playing a variety of percussion instruments. Music plays a regular part in our daily assembly. Children listen to a variety of styles of music, including music from other cultures. There are opportunities to learn other instruments, such as the guitar and violin with tuition and instruments being provided by Gloucestershire Music Service. Music also plays a prominent part in our church services and in our performances. Music is also essential to our mental well being so we place great importance on this, employing a specialist to deliver the curriculum.

We incorporate Design Technology into our theme for the term. The aims for this subject include:

  • developing the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
  • building and applying a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
  • critiquing, evaluating and testing their ideas and products and the work of others
  • understanding and applying the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.