At Wildridings, we teach Music through both our Topic lessons and discrete sessions. From EYFS to Year 6, the children are exposed to a range of different genres of Music. These are linked to the chosen Topics, e.g. Year 2 sing sea shanties in a round as part of their ‘Land Ahoy!’ Topic. In addition to our Topics, we have a weekly timetabled Music lesson for each year group for each half term.
The children participate in ‘Sing Up!’ This is an opportunity for children to learn a song linked to a whole school theme. Each year group rehearses their song and then performs this to the rest of the school.
In Key Stage 1, we perform a Nativity each year and in Key Stage 2, children in Year 6 have an opportunity to perform a ‘Musical’ to parents and the rest of the school.
Our Year 3 pupils, have an opportunity to learn how to play the recorder over a number of weeks with a final performance to their families.
In addition to our school curriculum, we also encourage outside visitors to share their musical knowledge with us and enthuse the children. In previous years, we have participated in African Drumming workshops and Musical Theatre productions.
Art & Design
At Wildridings we provide a curriculum to ensure our pupils develop a love of art. We encourage them to be creative and produce a range of art work using a wide range of specialist and quality resources. We encourage our children to undertake art as part of a wider curriculum and develop an understanding of how art has developed over time and how it has influenced the world we live in. Our pupils are inspired by other artists and each other. We encourage and allow our pupils to express their ideas and feelings though art.
In our Design and Technology curriculum, we offer children the opportunity to think creatively about how to solve design problems. They are taught the relevant technological skills to build their own design and are taught how to use equipment safely. Pupils evaluate their own work critically and make suggestions for improvement. We look at how design has and continues to influence our lives, encouraging pupils to develop an appreciation of innovative technological design that they have seen or experienced in their everyday lives.
Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
At Wildridings Primary School, we teach our children to have an appreciation of languages so that they can speak and understand other people, opening doors to opportunities as they grow up. In class, we use a variety of games and computer software to introduce new vocabulary and grammar structures to children and encourage children to have a passion for language learning. We make our sessions active and engaging and draw on French stories and culture to make sure our children have a well-rounded view of language and culture combined.