Intent for the Arts
Our aim is to provide a high-quality and authentic Arts education for our pupils, which covers a variety of arts, crafts, drama, design, dance and music to inspire pupils to innovate and develop a creative understanding. We will offer pupils opportunities and experiences that will stimulate a love for the arts in a meaningful and continuous process that they will remember and aspire to throughout their school life and beyond. It is our responsibility to engage our pupils and expose them to different artistic movements, artists and artwork from history and the modern world to help broaden their horizons and to achieve their God given potential regardless of their starting point in life and home environment.
Our art and design curriculum is a challenging and purposeful progression of skills starting in the early years and continuing throughout their learning journey at Grange View. It focuses on communicating ideas through the creation of artwork either individually or as a collective; applying techniques of drawing, painting, sculpture and printing, or adopting the interests of the pupils and teachers as a means to support innovation and enjoyment for this subject. All this is underpinned by a developing knowledge of the arts through a growing vocabulary and understanding of the tools, techniques and movements that have led to where we are today. In music we follow the Charanga online program, which covers all aspects of the national curriculum, to listen and appraise, perform with song and instruments, improvisation and composition.
Our overall intent is that art and design, and at times music, will support all subjects through a cross curricular approach allowing topics a creative stimulus. Not only will pupils gain a strong knowledge of the arts, its processes and their application, as well as becoming reflective practitioners evaluating and improving their work through critical appraisal, but they will also have opportunity to take risks and experiment with techniques and ideas in a safe and inclusive environment.
Important Documents for the Arts