Music and Art are the two main subjects in Arts and communication. However, it also encompasses Drama, Creative Writing, Reading, Modern Foreign Language, Awe and Wonder and Oracy. Here you will find our rationale, how we implement Arts and Communication in school and the benefits to our children.
Arts and Communication is currently under review.
At Our Lady of Lourdes, we seek to create a unique environment that enables children to access Arts and Communication by blurring the lines between subjects as well as immersing children into a subjects entirety. This encourages children and staff to journey beyond their expectations as they learn to enjoy and express themselves through different medias in a safe environment that builds self-esteem and opens horizons.
We aim for all pupils to:
Develop a love of music and talent as a musician.
Compose and be musically creative alongside using their thoughts and understanding using musical terminology and notation in lessons.
Listen, evaluate and be exposed to a wide range of music from a variety of genres, cultures and periods, including live music.
Have the opportunity to perform and learn a musical instrument in class /year group/ whole school/ community events throughout their Our Lady of Lourdes journey.
Learn to sing and use their voices in order to build self-esteem and enable children to express themselves musically.
We achieve this by:
Introducing Chranga which is being implemented across the school. Music is taught weekly and the Charanga scheme of work is used from Year 1 - 6 to ensure a wide exposure to different genres of music, with lots of practical opportunities to explore and develop as musicians and singers.
We also immersed children into music by having an unforgettable Whole School Music Enrichment Week. Click here to see what we got up to!
Weekly whole school singing assemblies and daily singing in KS1 offer regular performance opportunities and exposure to a variety of songs and singing.
Children participate in performances: KS1 Christmas Play and End of Year 6 Performance.
Listening to a variety of genres whilst coming in and out of assemblies and within the classroom. By discussing this music the children can develop an understanding of feelings, emotions and their impact.
All children having the opportunity to learn an instrument.