Expressive Arts

Our Expressive Arts programmes and courses cover:

Art and Design
Dance
Drama
Music
Children have the opportunity to perform as part of a choir, join the drumming lunch time club and play the guitar in P6 and P7.

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 imagination is stimulated through various media such as music, poetry and the work of famous artists.  All children are encouraged to develop their creative talents and knowledge of the visual elements through participating in activities, which include the use of different materials such as paint, and collage work, fabric, plasticine and clay.

Drama

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 and use sound to express their own and others’ ideas.  The opportunity to develop these skills often arises through other curricular areas such as literacy and social studies.

Dance

A variety of dance skills are taught.  Pupils also learn Scottish Country Dances.

Music

Our aim in music is to foster a lasting interest in and enjoyment of musical skills.   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.

 

 

 

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