The Arts

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Pupils have the opportunity to work on a variety of techniques such as drawing and painting, collage, textile, 3D design, printmaking and digital media. Pupils will also look at the work of a variety of artists of different movements and media. Art weeks have proved to be a thoroughly valuable experience for all of our pupils, teachers and parents, and have demonstrated our commitment to the Arts within the local community. We invite artists to come in to work alongside the pupils. 

The art and design curriculum stimulates creativity and imagination.  Pupils use colour, form, texture, pattern and different materials to communicate what they see, feel and think.

Art and Design

Design and Technology

Here at Hullavington CE Primary School we seek to promote understanding of the design and technology process and its value in our rapidly changing world. We inspire children to think creatively to solve real life problems. We encourage children to reflect on and evaluate present and past technology, its uses and its impact, so that all children may become informed consumers and potential innovators. We enable children to develop ideas and make products which combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues. We provide opportunities for children expand their knowledge and skills within the subject whilst also drawing upon key skills from across the curriculum, in particular mathematics, science, ICT and Art.

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Aims of Design and Technology:

  • To develop imaginative thinking in children and to enable them to talk about what they like and dislike when designing and making;
  • To enable chidlren to talk about how things work, and to draw and model their idea;
  • To encourage children to select appropriate tools and techniques for making a product, whilst following safe procedures;
  • To develop an understanding of technological processes, products, their manufacture and their contribution to our society;
  • To foster enjoyment, satisfaction and purpose in designing and making.

Music

There are three main strands to music – singing, listening and performing. Children are taught a wide repertoire of songs appropriate to their age group. These include traditional songs from other lands and cultures and songs from former times as well as modern songs. 

Children are encouraged to develop an awareness of the different effects of instruments used in music, as well as to give a thoughtful and sensitive response to recorded music. 

Children are taught how to play pitched and unpitched percussion instruments. They are taught to recognise and discriminate between the various elements of music such as pitch and rhythm. Children are given regular opportunities to perform to a range of audiences including their peers, parents and the wider community.

Additional Small Group Music Tuition

A number of different music teachers visit the school to deliver individual and small group lessons in brass, guitar, woodwind and strings.  We also have two specialist music teachers who deliver outstanding music lessons to the classes and provide support for teachers.