Creative Arts

We are proud of our Silver Artsmark accreditation, which reflects the creative approach to our curriculum. We always aim to ‘land’ our topics by presenting learning to our school community in creative ways, whether through song, dance, art, drama or public speaking.

Music

Subject Leader: Mrs Foxwell

Music skills are developed across all age groups from EYFS to Year 6. The children are encouraged to compose, listen, discuss and perform with a variety of audiences in mind. They learn to appreciate music of different styles, cultures and times, and to use their voices and a range of instruments as expressive media.

We believe a love of and appreciation of music gained in childhood lasts a lifetime and that making music with others is a social, joyful and spiritual experience. We therefore, encourage children to understand and create music but above all, to find enjoyment within this particular curriculum area. Whole school singing takes place regularly during collective worships and church services throughout the year.

Children are encouraged to express themselves in creative ways. Drama workshops are often used to support work in Literacy. Our school productions are memorable moments of the school year. Each year group has the opportunity to perform in these with: Nativities in EYFS and KS1 and the summer musical for Years 5 and 6.

Art

Subject Leader: Mrs Foxwell

All children are encouraged to draw and paint, and to create three-dimensional work using a variety of media and stimuli. An appreciation of the work of famous artists in different periods of history, the art of other cultures and the exploration of the immediate environment is encouraged, as is the development of the children’s own expressive ideas.

Our wonderful work is displayed in classrooms and areas around our schools.

 

DT

Subject Leader: Miss Hodges

Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Design and Technology encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. At Trinity Academy Richmond we encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. The children are also given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology, its uses and its effectiveness and are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers.

Our Design and Technology curriculum ensures that our children develop detailed knowledge and skills across the curriculum and, as a result, achieve exceptionally well and is reflected in our consistently high outcomes for our pupils.

Our pupils will:

  • Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
  • Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
  • Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
  • Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.
  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • Know about great designers, innovators and craftspeople, and understand the historical and cultural development of their designs.
  • Experience a diverse range of design and technology through STEM visits and visitors
  • Learn about career opportunities that involve design and technology
  • Enable children to become happy designers, makers and evaluators: confident, resilient and independent.

 Our pupils are continually growing as resilient, independent and empathetic learners and citizens.