The Arts

Welcome to 'The Arts' webpage.  At Sutton Green we are committed to promoting the arts and providing opportunities for children to experience a wide range of art forms, both in school time and extra-curricularly.  We are currently working towards our school achieving the Artsmark status.  

 

Art and Design

Intent Statement

At Sutton Green, our intention is to provide exciting and memorable art and design activities that link with our cross-curricular class projects and teaches the skills set out in the National Curriculum and EYFS Development Matters Curriculum.    

Implementation

In art we follow the Cornerstones curriculum which ensures progression of art skills throughout the year groups and provides interesting, practical and high quality art lessons.  Our children are given the opportunity to experience a wide range of art activities and develop skills in using a variety of media and materials, discussing, analysing and evaluating art work using a range of artistic vocabulary and comparing artists and designers and artwork from different times and cultures.  The cross curricular approach gives us the opportunity to expand the variety of art forms being used within school, to support learning in other areas of the curriculum.  In addition, we have special themed weeks dedicated to art and design, where children will use the skills taught to create final pieces which are displayed in our library area.  

Our school is registered as an Arts Award Centre and we have two teachers who are qualified Arts Award assessors (Mrs Richards EYFS/KS1 and Miss Dunning KS2).  The school is also proud to be working towards achieving the Artsmark award and we have an arts ambassador from each class to represent the children's voices regarding The Arts.

We regularly take up art opportunities within our local community and have recently created a 'Hope' art piece which was displayed at St. John's Church Summer Fayre and we have taken part in the Royal Mail 'Design a stamp for heroes' competition, through which we contributed to achieving a Guiness World Record for the largest postage stamp design competition and the local Police Commissioner 'Design a Christmas Card' competition.  Through extra-curricular clubs, we offer a variety of art based activities, which prove very popular with our children.  

Impact

Our children are familiar with a wide range of art forms and techniques and have the confidence to apply these in their work.  They have the ability to discuss, compare and evaluate their art work and the works of others.     

For a great arts website please visit www.tate.org.uk/kids

 

Design and Technology

Intent Statement

At Sutton Green, our intention is to provide children with exciting and memorable Design and Technology that link with our cross-curricular projects and teaches the skills set out in the National Curriculum and EYFS Development Matters Curriculum.  

Implementation

In DT we follow the Cornerstones curriculum which ensures progression of D.T. skills throughout the year groups and provides interesting, practical and high quality D.T. lessons.  Our children experience and make an informed choice when using a wide range of materials, structures, mechanisms and circuits, and test and explore how these can be improved.  They are given the skills to generate and communicate ideas and evaluate their own and others' work.  The cross curricular approach gives us the opportunity to support learning in other areas of the curriculum.  In addition, we have special weeks dedicated to design and technology, where the skills taught are used to produce a final pieces of work which is displayed in our library area.

Our school is registered as an Arts Award Centre and we have two teachers who are qualified Arts Award assessors (Mrs Richards EYFS/KS1 and Miss Dunning KS2).  The school is also proud to be working towards achieving the Artsmark award and we have an arts ambassador from each class to represent the children's voices regarding The Arts.

We take up D.T. opportunities to work with our local community and were recently involved in a lantern making workshop, following which our Year 6's took part in the Ellesmere Port lantern parade.  Through extra-curricular clubs, children have the opportunity to take part in a range of Design and Technology based activities, including cooking and model making. 

Impact

Our children can make design criteria and use and make choices about components and materials.  They are given the skills to work safely to make structures and models and the ability to evalate their own and others' work. 

 

Music

Intent Statement

At Sutton Green, it is our intent to provide children with exciting and memorable musical experiences, both in class and as a whole school and extra-curricularly.  We teach the skills set out in the National Curriculum and EYFS Development Matters.   

Implementation

In music we follow the Charanga programme, which ensures progression of music skills throughout the year groups and provides interesting and practical musical activities.  Our children are taught skills of singing, performance, pulse and rhythm, composition, notation, music appreciation, listening and significant people.  Our regular singing assemblies and Year 5 brass instrument tuition provide additional musical opportunities for our children and through our Charanga subscription we have access to songs and music which we use to complement our topics.  In addition, through our links with Edsential and Amasing, we offer opportunities for children to take part in concerts, showcases and workshops.  We provide our children with experience of listening to a wide range of music, and to support this we have 'Music Mondays', during which we play different genres and styles of music in the dinner hall.  We regularly take up musical opportunities within our local community, including taking part in the Amasing online concert and performance and harvest festival and Christmas concert at a local church.  We have also recently welcomed a visit from a local musician to teach our Year 6 class.  As a recognition of our committment to providing high-quality music education we were recently invited and accepted the opportunity to become a 'Music Mark' School.  Our school offers RAD Music Tuition in drums, guitar and piano during the school day.  Additionally, through our extra-curricular clubs, we offer music based activities, which prove very popular with our children, including our school choir.    

Impact

Our children are confident with the music skills taught and can apply these in their own work.  They have the ability to discuss, compare and evaluate their music pieces and the works of others.     

Recommended website - www.classicsforkids.com

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