Expressive Arts in LPS
During this academic year, the PVG, AoLE Leader and Expressive Arts Governor undertook a Learning Walk, Listening to Learners and Website Scrutiny.
We identified the following strengths related to our Action Plan:
The teaching and learning of art throughout the school is very strong. Many of the classes have created 3D artwork. Some classes are linking art to literacy, numeracy and ICT, by writing facts and evaluations about artwork, linking art to symmetry, using ipad apps to create images and using ICT to create pixel art. This offers a creative way to develop children's knowledge, skills and understanding while motivating them to learn through stimulating, interconnected topics.
The majority of classes are completing music activities linked to their cornerstone topics. Most classes linked music to literacy by writing music appraisals and carrying out written activities on Dydd Mwsig Cymraeg, and composing jingles linked to oracy and writing activities. The impact this is having is that the children are expressing themselves in different ways.
Most classes carried out drama activities as part of our LPS World Book Day celebrations. The impact of this is that it will encourage confidence and concentration within the children, it will develop their language and communication skills and it will improve cooperation and collaboration among learners.
Our next steps are:
Ensuring that the children develop their compositional, performance and appraisal skills through stimulating and innovative cross curricular activities, focusing on the creative use of tuned and untuned percussion instruments. This will allow the children to develop self-expression whilst developing motor skills.
Monitoring the children’s understanding of past and present musical composers and artists, from Wales and the wider world. This will enable the children to demonstration appreciation, empathy, culture and respect.
Develop drama across the school, incorporating ICT and the application of key and wider skills, whilst embedding techniques and resources acquired during the Expressive Arts Cluster PLC. This will develop attention, perception and concentration skills within the children.