Art and design:
At Rillington Primary School we believe that artistic study is a vital part of every child’s education; stimulating creativity, imagination and a unique way of responding to the world.
Picasso once said that: ‘Every child is an artist’.
Here at Rillington, every child is encouraged to express themselves, to be adventurous, to take risks, to communicate opinions and get their hands dirty whilst experiencing the joy of artistic pursuit! In our school, art is incorporated into every sphere of learning. Children value and respect their own work and that of others, discovering that art can be created by all sorts of people in many different ways.
We want the children of Rillington to remain bold, fearless and without prejudice in their creative endeavours, ensuring that every one of them holds onto the innate creativity with which they were born.
The National Curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music
- Be taught to sing, create and compose music
- Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated.
At Rillington Community Primary School the intention is that children gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres. Our objective is to develop a curiosity for the subject, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of music, and an unbiased respect for the role that music may wish to be expressed in any person’s life. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community, and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in music, in a variety of different contexts.