Arts and Creativity
All children at Hampton Vale Academy have a 45 minute music lesson each week.
What does it look like?
- Music is based on skill strands
- Singing , Playing , Performing
- Explore and Compose
- Listening ,Reflect and Appraise.
EACH CHILD WILL LEARN TO PLAY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT
They will learn how to play the following : Ocarina , Recorder, Violin,Ukulele, Keyboards and a variety of percussion instruments throughout their time here .
Music can help build listening and auditory processing skills . Children who learn a musical instrument at a young age form connections between the left and right hemispheres of the brain . Music helps develop the grey matter of the brain , which is responsible for processing and retrieval of information . This is why we value the teaching of music at Hampton Vale Academy.
Private lessons also available to children with a Peripatetic teacher include:
Violins , Brass, Piano , Guitar, Ukulele, Drums
Hampton Vale Academy take pride in our Choirs and Orchestra that perform in the local community at different events throughout the year .
Choirs in each phase Monday - Thursday
Orchestra Mondays after school
Our vision is to embed the learning of performance skills and knowledge into our curriculum. We promote confidence and develop the performer in every child. Our specialist teachers offer provision to all phases in school, giving every child the opportunity to access skills that will serve them throughout their lives.
Drama focuses on developing:
- Voice - Vocal clarity and projection.
- Characterisation - Physical embodiment of a character.
- Listening and Memory - Developing skills to actively listen and learn lines.
- Use of Space- Understanding the areas of the stage and storytelling
Through these four areas we promote confidence, oracy skills and self-expression and produce talented performers.
Dance focuses on developing:
- Movement: A progression of dance steps, considering space and transitions.
- Musicality: Understanding the mood and pace of the music.
- Rhythm: Find the beat and keep time.
- Choreography: Create and perform dances.
Children alternate half termly between the two disciplines which aids skill progression and retrieval. Once the skills have been taught they are then applied through a performance of dance or drama to their peers/teachers/parents. All of our curriculum is taught linking to phase topics which deepens their learning, knowledge and understanding in the classroom.
Art-based activities are a powerful tool in supporting creative development, communication, knowledge and understanding of the world. At Hampton Vale Academy we believe in having a broad and balanced art curriculum, which uses a variety of media (including ICT) to foster innovation and creativity, develops skills as well as free and personal expression. Our art curriculum is designed to:
- Stimulate creativity and imagination
- Provide visual, tactile and sensory experiences
- Offer unique ways of responding to the world
- Be a form of communication about what is seen, felt or thought
- Help children to understand the use of materials and processes
- Encourage the exploration of the visual elements of shape, line, pattern, colour, form, space, tone and texture
- Offer insights into how artists, craftspeople and designers work
- Offer a cultural context for art and design
- Provide an opportunity to understand and enjoy the arts.
Children in reception learn how to hold and use a range of art equipment correctly to produce a range of marks, patterns and textures. They begin to draw from observation as well as their imaginations using colour, pattern, texture and line. The children learn how to use appropriate language for describing media and simple techniques.
Year 1 & 2
Children in years 1 and 2 are taught to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products. Drawing, painting and sculpture are used to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination. They are taught how to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. The children learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities as well as making links to their own work.
Years 3 & 4
Children in years 3 and 4 are taught how to create sketchbooks to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas. They are taught how to improve their art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay] The children learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.
Years 5 & 6
Children in years 5 and 6 are taught how to develop their sketchbooks and use for projects and more sophisticated artwork. They are taught how to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay] The children continue to learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.