Overview of Music and Arts provision including Music Education
We use the Artis programme which gives performing artists a platform to use their creativity within an educational context, training and supporting them along the way. This is helping to provide a balanced curriculum throughout the whole school with opportunities for pupils to be more creative. Children work alongside professionals from the arts on a programme involving, music, movement and drama.
In Key Stage Two, pupils sing and play instruments with increasing confidence, skill, expression and awareness of their own contribution to a group or class performance. They improvise, and develop their own musical compositions, in response to a variety of different stimuli with increasing personal involvement, independence and creativity. They explore their thoughts and feelings through responding physically, intellectually and emotionally to a variety of music from different times and cultures. Pupils listen and respond to a wide range of music and have the opportunity to belong to choirs and other music groups. All pupils are encouraged to take part in singing and musical performances at the academy with the wider community as audience. Professional musicians are also invited to school to work alongside the children, where possible, and access to musical tuition providing opportunities for all children.