Winnington Park Creative Arts are Music, Art and Design and Design Technology. Through the arts, we give children a range of experiences to captivate and motivate them, allowing them to creatively explore new ideas. Children with a range of abilities and needs have the opportunity to creatively express their ideas and emotions, and in turn progress both personally and academically.
Art and Design
Art and Design lessons at Winnington Park engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invents and create their own worlds of art, craft and design. As a school we believe it is important to enable children to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. Children who attend Winnington Park achieve well and are equipped with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. Our pupils at Winnington Park understand how art and design both reflect and shape our history and contribute to the culture and creativity of our nation. We teach children Art and design using our school's knowledge and skills progression document so that the children of Winnington Park are taught a current, progressive and effective curriculum.
Art and Design at Winnington Park is an important part of the curriculum. It stands as a subject in its own right and also is considered to be a significant part of cross-curricular activities. All staff are committed to improving standards and creating an environment in which art education is seen as a lifelong process. Our pupils develop an awareness of art and design by developing a secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world art and design.
Music lessons at Winnington Park inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Our pupils develop an awareness of the past by developing a secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history. We teach children music using our school's knowledge and skills progression document so that the children of Winnington Park are taught a current, progressive and effective curriculum.
At Winnington Park Community Primary School we value Music because it is a powerful and unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. It also increases self-discipline and creativity, aesthetic sensitivity and fulfilment. We believe that music embodies one of the highest forms of creativity, and we have designed a curriculum that develops secure knowledge and understanding to help engage and inspire our pupils to develop a love of music as well as their talent as musicians. We want our pupils to increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. This should to lead to pupils developing a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose and listen to the best in the musical canon.
Design and technology prepares children to take part in the development of tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. Creative thinking encourages children to make positive changes to their quality of life. The subject encourages children to become autonomous and creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. It enables them to identify needs and opportunities and to respond by developing ideas and eventually making products and systems. Through the study of design and technology they combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as functions and industrial practices. This allows them to reflect on and evaluate present and past design and technology, its uses and its impacts. Design and technology helps all children to become discriminating and informed consumers and potential innovators.
Equality of opportunity at Winnington Park means that all children, taking account of gender, age, ability, disability, ethnic origin, faith, culture, social circumstances and sexual orientation have full access to all the curricular, pastoral and social opportunities offered by our creative curriculum.