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West End Primary School and Nursery

Be Your West End Best

Create

Intent 

We want everyone to achieve their West End Best. To help our children to do this, we aim to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum, which challenges them to think creatively and equips them with the skills, experience and knowledge they need to be resilient and well-prepared for an ever-changing world.  

As a school and in accordance with the National Curriculum’s expectations, we aim to ensure that all pupils: 

  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences 
  • Perform and share their work confidently  
  • Become proficient in skills related to the creative industries 
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works  
  • Respect and appreciate different cultures and tastes in music and art 
  • Develop their knowledge of the world and how they fit into a global context 
  • Make connections between current and past events 

 

Implementation 

Each year group has long term plans for the create subjects ensuring a range of skills, knowledge and experiences are developed. Skills progress as the children move through school and these are monitored by subject leaders. Music skills are taught through school using songs and instruments with opportunities to perform individually and in groups. Art skills are developed using a wide range of medium and tools. Both music and art are used as mechanism of expression. The children in Key Stage 2 study French and learn speaking, listening reading and writing skills. The whole school experiences a range of language through songs, rhymes and activities linked to school events and activities. Geography and history learning is carefully planned to ensure breadth of coverage and progression of knowledge and skills across a broad range of times and places. Our children are immersed in the English language through speaking and listening, drama and role play and the reading and writing of different genres so that they are confident communicators. The Creative curriculum is built around the principle of big ideas and interest led learning fulfilling individual student’s passions and needs. It often requires deep thinking and encourages learners to work using a question as a starting point. The children are provided with a wide range of resources to build up the experience and knowledge they need to take ownership of their work. Across the creative curriculum a range of medium are used as starting points. For example, books, pieces of music and artefacts. We take advantage of projects in the local and wider community to support the children’s creative development and to make learning more relevant to them. We endeavour to provide a curriculum that is diverse and celebrates the richness of the global community.  

 

Impact

The impact will be seen in the work the children produce and in their learning environment, where the progression of skills across school will be evident. The children will rise to challenges, including performances and presentations, and be resilient to setbacks if things do not go their way. The impact of our curriculum will be measured by assessment procedures which allow us to measure outcomes and progress against targets. Curriculum leaders, through their action planning, will enable their subject to constantly evolve towards improved outcomes. Furthermore, its impact will be measured by how effectively the curriculum helps our pupils develop into well rounded individuals, who embody our values and carry with them the knowledge, skills and attitudes which will make them lifelong learners and valuable, future citizens.

 

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