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Art at St Bridget's

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high 

quality art and design lesson 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.

Our Art curriculum follows the National Curriculum 2014. 


Pupils are taught:

 to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products

 to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination

 to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space

 about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.


Pupils are taught:

to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas

 to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]

 about great artists, architects and designers in history.


Music at St. Bridget's is taught by  specialist provider - Medley Music. Pupils are taught to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. Key Stage two are taught to develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory. 

Our Music Curriculum follows the National Curriculum 2014. 


Children are taught to:

 use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes

 play tuned and untuned instruments musically

 listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music

 experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.


Children are taught to:

 play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression

 improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music

 listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory

 use and understand staff and other musical notations

 appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians

 develop an understanding of the history of music.


Creative Arts Policy

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