The Arts: Art, Drama, Music and DT
At Skol Nansledan, Art, Design, Music and Drama are interwoven through our Curriculum and form an intrinsic part of our STEAM themed units of work. Creativity and creative thinking are vital for exploration, discovery, innovation and invention (pioneering) so the Arts are the essential element running across our STEAM Curriculum.
The arts give children a myriad of skills through which they can express and communicate feelings that might not otherwise be articulated. From their earliest experiences in school children learn about the world and their place within it through responses to music, drama and the visual arts. We consciously enrich our curriculum with real arts experiences and ensure that they are given the arts skills to express mood, feelings and a sense of self and self-worth.
We recognise that the arts are often the vehicle through which our most vulnerable children express themselves; through tearful responses to orchestral music, through drawings or drama. The arts give all children a greater sense of their own ability to create something of imagination – something that cannot be marked right or wrong but something that just is and it is celebrated for being just that.
During their time at Skol Nansledan , all pupils will learn to play the recorder in Year 2 and the trumpet in Year 5 as an entitlement. We also offer extra music tuition in a range of instruments.
Our children will also develop an awareness of the visual elements, colour, media and artistic perception. They will learn to appreciate that the world may be viewed differently and that everyone’s work is unique and worthy. Through this arts and experience-rich approach to learning our children come to believe in their own ability to create works of beauty.
Their work in DT will include elements of engineering. Children will be taught about this field of work and given time to develop their ideas and approaches to finding solutions to real-life problems through invention.
The arts, , enable all children to create, to grow and flourish through imagination while helping to develop their creative thinking, essential for engineering, science and innovation.