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The Arts

Aims & Objectives

We show a strong commitment to the creative arts as part of a broad, balanced and inspiring curriculum for all children. Our aims in teaching the creative arts are to:

  • Provide a quality arts curriculum, covering a range and depth of works including the UK and other cultures.
  • Provide opportunities for creativity and arts across the curriculum.
  • Provide opportunities beyond the classroom, including enrichment and extra-curricular activities.
  • Provide opportunities for all children to develop the skills and attitudes required to learn and succeed in the creative arts.
  • Celebrate children’s artistic work, both in the classroom and beyond.

Every child is an artist.  We believe that the creative arts are a fundamental part of every child’s education. We define the creative arts as music, art, dance and drama, though the impact of the arts goes beyond these curriculum areas.  The arts provide opportunities for children to explore their emotions and communicate creatively.

They provide unique ways for children to express themselves, as well as to understand the feelings of others’ and the wider world in general. Through experiencing the arts, children develop their own artistic skills and their creativity, as well as the personal qualities of self-esteem and confidence.

Expectations for Key Stage 1 - Year 2
Expectations for Lower Key Stage 2 - Year 4
Expectations for Upper Key Stage 2 - Year 6

Music Overview

Below are some of our partner links:

Click here for the Royal Shakepeare Company

Click here for Gloucestershire music

click here for charanga

Click here for Cheltenham festivals

Click here for the Gloucestershire Oracle

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