What We Do

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Expressive Arts

Music and Art & Design

Music

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As you being to realise that different types of music, everybody’s individual music, has it’s own rhythm, life, language and heritage, you realise how life changes, and you learn how to be more open and adaptive to what is around us.

Yo-Yo Ma

Intent

Through experiencing music at Baydon pupils can discover that music is practical and creative. We believe that music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate individuals,  it gives an opportunity for personal expression and plays an important part in the personal development. Music reflects our culture and society, historically and in the present and through the teaching of music we aim for our pupils to to have a greater understanding of the world they live in. 

We strive to promote enthusiasm for and enjoyment of, music in all its forms and also to develop musical skills and knowledge through lessons and performance experiences and opportunities. 

Through experiencing our music curriculum we want pupils to develop life skills such as listening skills, the ability to concentrate, creativity, self-confidence and a sensitivity towards others.

Music is taught throughout all year groups. The aims and objectives from the National Curriculum have been taken and covered through our four year rolling long term plan which aims, whenever possible, to derive and relate to other curriculum areas to provide pupils with a more in depth and cohesive view of their areas of learning. 

Topics are based on key areas of the curriculum including pitch, beat, sound, structure, composition and music history. Performances are integral to our curriculum and provide pupils opportunities not only to work as a group but also to apply knowledge learnt from teaching. 

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Instrumental Tuition 

We offer the option for pupils to receive instrumental tuition at school. Music tuition is reviewed annually according to need. Currently lessons for keyboard, drums and brass take place in school. These lessons are a paid service.

Drumming
Drumming lessons are taught by Slater Music School.
Brass
Brass lessons are taught by a visiting teacher from Swindon Music Co-operative.
Piano
Piano lessons are taught in school by Mrs Bracey in school.

Art and Design

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.

Pablo Picasso

Intent
Through experiencing art and design at Baydon pupils will be encouraged to develop an appreciation of the place of

art in the world today, and in the past, and be able express thoughts, feelings and their identity through exploring a range of activities during their primary years. Areas of exploration will provide opportunities to learn, hone and refine skills, to develop resilience when products don’t at first match their visions, to inspire. End products the pupils can value and have pride in their creations. Pupils will gain understanding that art can be developed from a range of starting points, from being inspired by others, poetry, music, and the world around them.

Art and Design is taught throughout all year groups. The aims and objectives from the National Curriculum have been taken and covered through our four year rolling long term plan which aims, whenever meaningful, to derive and relate to other curriculum areas to provide pupils with a more in depth and cohesive view of their areas of learning. 

Areas of learning have been specifically chosen to ensure that regardless of where a child enters the rolling programme, they will receive a broad and varied diet including drawing, sculpture, printing, collage, digital media, painting, and textiles. Areas of learning will be able to be revisited throughout their time in primary school.

Below is an example of progression in school, with the final products in a recent sculpture topic.

 

Links with Artists

In most cases each area of learning is linked to a suggested artist. We have chosen to adopt this for children to build up a working knowledge of artists during their time at Baydon. Through using an artist they can explore the application of the skills they are learning and find inspiration as well as being able to link art in the world to historical periods, key world events and figures.

Suggested artists are from a range of different countries, from time periods and whose work spans different media and styles.

Expanding Horizons (Cultural Capital)

Through art lessons we aim to:

  • Embrace the British creative industry and rich heritage
  • Creative thinking skills
  • Creating children’s cultural referencing through art (society, changing of times)
  • Multi-cultural, artists from around the world, global art
  • Styles, (abstract)

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