The Arts

The Arts is an Area of Learning in the curriculum. It has three strands: Art and Design, Drama, and Music. The Arts develops children’s creativity and encourages them to express their ideas, feelings and interpretations of the world through pictures, sound, drama and dance.

Teachers should enable children to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in:

Teachers should enable children to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in Art and Design, Drama and Music.

In the primary curriculum, The Arts provides opportunities for children to develop:

  • their curiosity, imagination and creativity;
  • their self-confidence and self-esteem;
  • their artistic, musical and kinaesthetic abilities, including gross and fine motor skills;
  • verbal and non-verbal modes of expression;
  • an appreciation of the beauty and wonder of the world around them;
  • their ability to make informed choices and decisions; and
  • an awareness of other cultures.

For further details, see the Statutory Requirements for The Arts at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Whole Curriculum Skills and Capabilities

Children should have opportunities to develop their Cross-Curricular Skills of Communication, Using Mathematics and Using ICT, and their Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities through The Arts.

Contact

For more information on The Arts, contact:

Ciara Mahon
[email protected]uk
(028) 9026 1200 ext. 2606