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Expressive Arts

In St David's the dynamic nature of the Expressive Arts engage and motivate learners, developing their creative, artistic and performance skills to the full.

The Expressive Arts Area of Learning and Experience centres on the five disciplines of art, dance, drama, film and digital media, and music.

While these disciplines have a common creative process and share transferable skills, each has its own discrete body of knowledge and set of discernible skills.

What Matters in Expressive Arts 
  1. Exploring the expressive arts is essential to developing artistic skills and knowledge and it enables learners to become curious and creative individuals.

  2. Responding and reflecting, both as artist and audience, is a fundamental part of learning in the expressive arts.

  3. Creating combines skills and knowledge, drawing on the senses, inspiration and imagination.

Progression in the Expressive Arts
  1. Increasing breadth and depth of knowledge

  2. Deepening understanding of the ideas and disciplines within areas of learning and experience

  3. Refinement and growing sophistication in the use and application of skills

  4. Making connections and transferring learning into new contexts

  5. Increasing effectiveness as a learner

Expressive Arts in St David's R.C Primary School

Learners will be taught new skills, have support to practice and then be given opportunities to independently apply their knowledge skills and understanding through a range of contexts.  Expressive Arts provides opportunities for our learners to explore, respond to stimuli and create and reflect on their own work while engaging in rich, authentic experiences.