Expressive Arts and Design
Staff: Mrs Astbury & Miss Bentley
Miss Kellett & Mrs Diggins
Governors: Mrs Phillpotts & Mrs Hetherington
As a creative and forward thinking school, we strive to provide an all-round education of the highest quality for each and every child. Studying expressive arts and design gives our young people the skills and abilities to engage positively and creatively, with the world around them. At Pilling St. John’s, we are mindful that the children belong to a close knit, village community and so it is vital that the children have an awareness of the impact that expressive arts and design has in their lives both at home and in the wider world. It is our intention that the children will be given the opportunities to engage with the world around them through the media of music, visual art, design and technology.
At Pilling St. John’s, we follow the guidance of the National Curriculum and EYFS Framework in parallel with the support of Charanga (Lancashire music service) for music, the Design and Technology association and Access Art. We encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of context. There is an emphasis on the knowledge of individual artists, designers, musicians and artwork, both past and present, ensuring the children have an understanding of art and music.
We make full use of our Forest School area to enhance the learning experience of our children.
Additionally, we offer a wide range of clubs and extra-curricular activities across all age groups and areas of expressive arts and design.
Children will become resourceful, creative and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present expressive arts and design, they will develop an understanding of its impact on the world.
We want them to become confident, creative, analytical learners who are able to express their individuality, through whichever media they choose. Children will develop an appreciation of the different art forms using their own voice and body.