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Expressive Arts

                                             

Expressive Arts                  

At Parayhouse we ensure that all students have equal access to the richness of a broad Expressive Arts curriculum: Art, Craft and Design, Drama, Music and Dance. They have opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills across the arts and to experience and learn about art and artists from different cultures and different times. Engagement in the arts provides our students with high quality learning opportunities and expanded means of expression and enjoyment, helping to build levels of confidence in abilities across all subjects of the curriculum. All students have equal access to studying the arts in weekly, differentiated lessons with arts professionals and the opportunity to gain accreditation in the arts through Arts Award, Entry Level GCSE and AQA. Our students, from aged 7–16 years, are academically and intellectually challenged but respond well to visual, tactile and aural learning opportunities. Valued as a learning tool by all staff, we use the Arts across the curriculum to aid student engagement with learning e.g. singing number songs in maths, dancing shapes in design and technology. Parayhouse students experience high quality arts both inside and outside school: we make regular whole school trips to theatres, such as the Lyric Hammersmith, to experience professional performances; research visits to art galleries and museums e.g. Tate, National Gallery, V&A and we have visits by artists and arts companies, such as Language of Dance. We celebrate our achievements throughout the year in weekly school assemblies and in displays around the school. Every year we work together to celebrate the arts in our cross-arts whole school production, involving students and staff working together on set design, dance moves, rehearsals and costumes for the play. The production is performed to parents, carers and family, visitors, governors, and trustees. The school also provides opportunities for students to perform to audiences in the wider community e.g. in visits to sing at local care homes and in performing with the prestigious Shakespeare for Schools project to a wide audience beyond Parayhouse and in professional venues: The Sahw Theatre and New Wimbledon Theatre. 

 

Art Curriculum

 

Saturn and Neptune                                         

Year 1

Modules 1 & 2

Art Work for School Production

· Individual and collaborative work to design and produce props and scenery, with related artist and subject matter focus.

Modules 3 & 4

2D to 3D: Modelling, Sculpture Focus

· Exploring and manipulating materials, working in space

Modules 5 & 6

Current Exhibition Focus and Gallery Visit

· Learning about the life and work of an artist or artists by making artwork influenced by images and first-hand experience of their work.

Year 2

Modules 1 & 2                                                       

Art Work for School Production

· Individual and collaborative work to design and produce props and scenery, with related artist and subject matter focus.

Modules 3 & 4

2D to 3D: Craft/Textiles focus

· Exploring and manipulating materials, working with surfaces and textures

Modules 5 & 6

Current Exhibition Focus and Gallery Visit

· Learning about the life and work of an artist or artists by making artwork influenced by images and first-hand experience of their work.

 

Year 3

Modules 1 & 2                 

Art Work for School Production

· Individual and collaborative work to design and produce props and scenery, with related artist and subject matter focus.

Modules 3 & 4

2D to 3D: Modelling, Sculpture Focus

· Exploring and manipulating materials, working in space

Modules 5 & 6

Current Exhibition Focus and Gallery Visit

· Learning about the life and work of an artist or artists by making artwork influenced by images and first-hand experience of their work.

 

 

Jupiter – for all years:

Modules 1 & 2

Topic from Exhibition Focus and Gallery Visit from Previous year

· Developing personal responses to the artist / artists work

Art Work for School Production

· Individual and collaborative work to design and produce props and scenery, with related artist and subject matter focus.

Modules 3 & 4

Topic from Entry Level Art Exam from Current Year

· Responding to a theme using a variety of art processes and developing ideas

Modules 5 & 6

Current Exhibition Focus and Gallery Visit

· Learning about the life and work of an artist or artists by making artwork influenced by images and first-hand experience of their work.

 

 

Mars– for all years:                

 

Modules 1 & 2

Topic from Entry Level Art Exam from Previous Year

· Developing personal responses to the exam theme

Modules 3 & 4

Topic from Entry Level Art Exam from Current Year

· Responding to a theme using a variety of art processes and developing ideas

Modules 5 & 6                                                       

Current Exhibition Focus and Gallery Visit

· Learning about the life and work of an artist or artists by making artwork influenced by images and first-hand experience of their work.