Creative Arts is a combined subject consisting of Music, Drama and Art. The topics covered in the three areas are co-ordinated, allowing the pupils to experience different aspects of the same topic and to develop their skills through a wider range of experiences.
This has also meant that classes have been able to be encouraged to work towards a goal within each topic area, whether it is through a whole-school concert or an afternoon of shared performances with their peers. Pupils are encouraged to take part in whole-school events or performances regularly throughout the year.
There is lower school Christmas concert and a student pantomime in the Autumn term, a Spring music and drama concert in the spring term and a Music Festival in the summer term and the pupils are encouraged through Creative arts to create, develop and rehearse for these events.
The pupils are also encouraged to take part in creative Arts Sharing afternoon when groups of classes are supported to share their work within the topic, across the disciplines, and to work together in a different context. These afternoons are a combination of performances and practical activities and the pupils are given the opportunity to appraise and review their own and others work.
Creative Arts gives the pupils a great opportunity to explore their creative sides and has shown success in its whole-school performances and sharing afternoons. The pupils enjoy creative arts and have benefitted from greater familiarity within a topic and increased confidence in their creative skills. Pupils are supported to make progress within the disciplines and can receive praise and recognition through shared work and performances.