- To understand and use elements of music through composing, performing and listening.
- Work will include singing, group instrumental work and rhythm and pitch notation.
- Pupils will also evaluate and appraise recorded music and their own performances.
- To understand the definition of space and actions within space. Static work, travelling and balancing will be the main skills.
- Pupils will create their own sequences of movement, which will become increasingly complex.
- Pupils will evaluate their own work and the work of others.
- To develop discipline, physical control, pair involvement and trust, group co-operation, sensory perception and concentration.
- Performance and evaluation skills will also be developed
Structure & Organisation
Pupils are taught in half year groups in Performing Arts. The classes are mixed with regard to both gender and ability. The department runs a carousel system whereby each child works within one subject area for a number of weeks, then moves on to the next subject specialism. They will complete two, six week modules in each subject over the period of a year.
Written homework is rarely given in this department. Homework is more likely to be given in the form of observation/listening. Pupils who play a musical instrument effectively have homework every night.