The Arts Overview
The Arts form an important part of the curriculum within our school. The Arts encompass Art, Drama, Dance and Music. Our curriculum for the Arts aims to engage, inspire and challenge pupils so equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft, design and performances.
The Arts are at the forefront of our curriculum at the moment, as we strive to achieve the Artsmark Gold award. This is enabling us to provide an exciting and balanced curriculum, allowing children to really shine through the Arts.
Music Statement of Intent
At Todmorden CE School we make music an enjoyable learning experience. We encourage children to participate in an array of musical opportunities through which we aim to build up the confidence of all children. Our teaching centres around developing the children’s musical ability through singing, actions and playing instruments like the recorder. Through singing songs, children learn about the structure and organisation of music. We teach them to listen and to appreciate different forms of music. Children develop descriptive skills in music lessons when learning about how to represent feelings and emotions. We teach them the disciplined skills of recognising pulse and pitch. Also, we teach the children how to work with others to compose music and perform for an audience.
Art Statement of Intent
At Todmorden CE School, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design provides an important opportunity to develop their skills and gives them time to express their individual ideas, interests, and thoughts. We aim to inspire, engage and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically, developing a better understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our nation's history, and contribute to our British culture, creativity and wealth.