Expressive Arts

Art and Design

Through Art and Design, children are encouraged to express themselves visually and to appreciate and enjoy their own and the work of other artists. Their imaginations are stimulated through various mediums, e.g. music, poetry, the work of famous artists, etc. All children are encouraged to develop their creative talents through participating in activities, which include the use of different materials, e.g. paint, and collage work, plasticine and clay.



Children from their earliest years use imaginative play to explore, order and make sense of themselves and the world about them. Drama extends and builds on this natural process and helps to build confidence and self-esteem. To help develop a range of dramatic techniques and skills, children have the opportunity to role play, improvise, use movement and mime, use sound to express their own and others’ ideas. The opportunity to develop these skills often arises through other curricular areas and in Lawmuir these may often be linked to topic and language work.



Our aim in music is to foster a lasting interest in and enjoyment of musical skills. In Lawmuir, all children have the chance to realise their full potential, whatever their musical talents and abilities. Activities to encourage this may include listening and responding to music, making and inventing their own music by using instruments which are available in the school, and singing modern and traditional songs. P.5 pupils receive voice instruction from a specialist tutor trained in Kodaly techniques.



Through dance, learners have rich opportunities to be creative and to experience inspiration and enjoyment. Creating and performing will be the core activities for all learners, and taking part in dance contributes to their physical education and physical activity. Learners develop their technical skills and the quality of their movement, and use their imagination and skills to create and choreograph dance sequences. They further develop their knowledge and understanding and their capacity to enjoy dance through evaluating performances and commenting on their work of others.

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