Governors' Area

Art/Design Technology and Music

Art Intent Statement

At Thurlby CP Academy, we aim to give all children the confidence to express themselves through a range of chosen mediums. Pupils are encouraged to use their imagination through a wide range of media such as; pencil, crayon, clay, oil pastels and paint. Children will study a range of works by famous artists to develop their knowledge of styles and to create cross-curricular opportunities in the classroom.

Design and Technology Intent Statement

Through the Design and Technology Curriculum, children should be inspired to create a range of structures, mechanisms, textiles, electrical systems and food products with a real life purpose, in a cross curricular capacity, in our ever-changing world. Children are taught to select and use appropriate tools safely and effectively to make a product. They are also encouraged to consider the effectiveness of their designs and provide constructive feedback to others when working as part of a team.

Music Intent Statement

At Thurlby Community Primary Academy, we aim to develop children’s curiosity and passion for music, an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of music and an unbiased respect for the role that it may wish to be expressed in any person’s life. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in music, in a variety of different contexts. 

"Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.” National Curriculum Music (2014)