Expressive Arts Curriculum Intent Statement
What will our pupils experience throughout their Expressive Arts curriculum at Longcause?
We aim to foster an inspiring and enjoyable learning experience for all students. We strive to create an environment where pupils feel secure to express themselves and communicate meaningfully with others. We aim to inspire our pupils, growing their cultural capital through a diverse and creative curriculum.
Why do we want this?
We strive to:
See coverage map for details
These strands are implemented weekly through Expressive Arts lessons from KS1 to the end of KS3 on a rotation, changing each half term. The study of the subject differs for children in the Early Years, as they follow the EYFS curriculum. To provide further opportunities for our pupils in KS4 and also those pupils across the whole school who show a specific interest and talent within Expressive Arts, further opportunities are provided for pupils to take part in a range of creative experiences including school choir, teacher led workshops, workshops with industry professionals, school performances and talent shows.
To ensure a broad coverage, where pupils are given time to rehearse and overlearn skills, each area of the curriculum is taught at specific points throughout the year as part of a rolling program. The focus of each term is the same across the school and specified within our coverage map as either ‘Music’, ‘Drama’ or ‘Music and Movement’. We recognise that Expressive Arts is a subject that lends itself well to cross curricular learning. Therefore we are keen to promote opportunities to extend and rehearse students’ learning through other subjects, including but not limited to, Drama within English and Music and Movement within PE.
Through Expressive Arts at Longcause, we foster and environment where pupils can: