The Arts

  • Art & Design

    The National Curriculum states that art, craft and design embodies some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire 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 and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

    At Shipham First School we aim for children to: produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences; become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques; evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design; know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms. We aim to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.

  • Music

    As with art & design, we recognise that music can be seen as a universal language that again embodies one of the highest forms of creativity.  We believe that a good music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.

    Our aim in music includes the opportunities for all pupils to:

      • enjoy, perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
      • learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
      • understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
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Wed 29

Victorian Day – Blackrock Class

November 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 08

Singing at Save the Children Lunch

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Wed 13

Dress Rehearsal – Christmas Play

December 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu 14

Xmas Play

December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fri 15

Xmas Jumper Day

December 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm