The Arts

'The Arts' is made up of Design & Technology, Art and Music.

Design & Technology (D&T)

Design & Technology is a practical subject that asks children to be creative problem solvers, working as individuals and as part of a team. They must look for needs, wants and opportunities, and respond to them by developing a range of ideas to solve the identified problem. An emphasis is placed on the learning of practical skills combined with an understanding of function and aesthetics. Children will learn to reflect on and evaluate their own and others’ products for suitability of purpose.

Art

Art stimulates children's creativity and imagination by providing visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a unique way of understanding and responding to the world. They develop an understanding of colour, form, texture, pattern, and apply their understanding to materials and processes to communicate ideas, feelings and meanings. Lessons explore with children, developing ideas and understanding of the work of artists, craftspeople and designers. It equally helps them to learn about different art, craft and design throughout different times and cultures. Children learn how to make thoughtful judgements, aesthetic and practical decisions, and to become actively involved in shaping their thoughts in relation to art.

Music

In our music curriculum we aim to develop each of the skills of performing, composing and appraising in all lessons. Opportunities are given for children to extend and apply these skills throughout their time in the academy. Instrumental tuition can be purchased within the academy for pupils wishing to learn to play an instrument.