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Expressive Arts

Respect, Aspiration, Determination, Independence.

Expressive Arts

Albert Einstein: “Creativity is contagious, pass it on”

Meet the Art Department

The department team consists of two members of staff.  These are:

Name:

Title:

Mrs E. Durici

Lead: Teacher of Music / Drama

Mrs N. Sholes

Teacher of Art

Mrs L. McGuiness

Teacher of Dance / Drama

Learning in, through and about the expressive arts enables children and young people to be creative and express themselves in different ways; experience enjoyment and contribute to other people's enjoyment through creative and expressive performance and presentation.

 

Expressive arts awaken a child's imagination and creativity to help him discover who he is and how to engage his senses. They also bring a sense of calm to the body and positively impact mindset, interpretation of surroundings and emotional state. Pupils are encouraged to explore and develop their creativity in a supportive, enriching and inspirational environment. Our curriculum is designed to enable pupils to acquire and develop music, art, dance and drama skills, using a wide range of materials and processes. 

Our schemes of work are specifically designed so that all abilities can access the curriculum and make progress. The classes work on a rotation cycle ensuring that all areas are studied.

 

MUSIC
Pupils will have the opportunity to visit the People’s History Museum where they learned about many bands and significant sites in the ‘Madchester’ scene. This Music unit of work gives pupils the opportunity to develop Musical performance skills while giving them a deeper knowledge and understanding of Music within the Manchester community and the effects this had on Britpop on the whole. The Music experience focuses on inspiring pupils to recognise the value of instrumental and vocal performance skills while ensuring a sense of collaboration and teamwork. Music can equip them with the skills to participate effectively in the performance of some well-known Manchester songs. With resilience, the course aims to encourage and allow a growth in confidence and individuality.

 

ART
Students will be studying Manchester born artist Stanley Chow. They will be encouraged to discuss any moral issues linked to the artist / style / movement when they do their own personal research.  Students will actively contribute in class discussions about the opinion of art critics and have the opportunity to learn about the life, work and inspirations of their own choice of artists.  When expressing their own opinions, we will use Bloom’s taxonomy to help pupils to use higher level thinking skills. Pupils will analyse the artwork and gain an understanding of the artist’s life and influences.

 

DRAMA
This Drama unit of work gives pupils the opportunity to develop Drama skills while giving them a deeper knowledge and understanding of an important historical event that helped to shape the workers movement.

Pupils will have the opportunity to visit the People’s History Museum and participate in a Living History workshop about the Peterloo massacre.

 

Please click on link below to view the Art Curriculum Overview