We extend and enhance our curriculum through specialist teaching in: Performing Arts, Music and Philosophy for Children (P4C). We value these subjects as individual disciplines, as well as see the wider benefits on children’s personal development and well-being.
We have a Music Centre, completed in 2014, where rooms are designed specifically for learning either the violin, cello or double bass, as well as a large space for musicianship lessons. We have a large team of specialist teachers, who deliver musicianship through the Kodaly approach and from Year 2 – Year 6, every child has weekly instrumental lessons; many go on to join our orchestra and ensemble groups.
Our Performing Arts Lead teaches across Year 1 – Year 6 and has designed a bespoke curriculum which develops our pupils as performers, with every child involved in productions, from the costume design, script writing, dancing and performing.
Teachers across the school are trained in P4C and deliver weekly lessons, guided by our specialist Lead Practitioner in Philosophy. As well as developing oracy skills, this challenges our children to think, to question, to listen to others and develop their views on the world, often using knowledge from the wider curriculum.