Music Lead: Mrs Maria Zempleni
Art Lead: Mrs Kaylie Richmond
The Arts are at the very heart of Our Lady Immaculate School. They enrich and broaden the curriculum and inspire and motivate the children in our school. The children experience the Arts through Art lessons, Music, Dance and Drama. An awareness of the relationship between these disciplines is encouraged and allows children to express themselves more effectively, generate creative thought, aesthetic and social awareness and communication skills.
In music lessons children have access to a wide range of percussion and tuned instruments; these include the ocarina, recorder, guitar, ukulele and the Djembe drums. The children take part in many singing concerts within school, in the church and in the wider community including The Rose Theatre and The Star and Garter senior citizen home.
In addition, the children have the opportunity to take peripatetic music lessons within the school day if desired.
The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
*Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
*Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
*Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
*Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art
Opportunities are provided for children to communicate through visual art using a variety of media to produce examples of drawing, sketching, painting, printing, collage, modelling and sculpture.
Visiting Artists bring their expertise and experience to stimulate interest and further children's constructive evaluation through performance, presentations and workshops.
Dance, Drama and Art clubs are run during or after school providing further enrichment.