Performing Arts

Music

Intent: The Big Ideas in Music at Atherton High

  • To raise awareness of the impact of music.
  • For pupils to study a comprehensive music curriculum designed to cover the breadth and depth of the National Curriculum.
  • For all pupils to discover an enthusiasm for performing, singing, composing, and appraising through exposure to a broad range of musical experiences, composers, and instruments.
  • To use music as a platform to develop core fundamental skills in communication, social and emotional wellbeing. To encompass an approach that encourages reflection, stimulates curiosity, and builds confidence.
  • For all pupils to be enriched in the cultural significance of music and to study and appreciate its history alongside understanding the parallels shared between different styles of music.
  • To gain knowledge of the music industry and the extensive range of career opportunities linked to music in life beyond school. To recognise and utilize skills in music and be able to facilitate them in other subjects for example, teamwork and time management.
  • For pupils to appreciate and understand how music is created and documented. To use music technology to facilitate this and establish an inclusive and ambitious learning environment.

Learning Journeys

Drama

Intent: The Big Ideas in Drama at Atherton High

  • To build knowledge on a variety of drama techniques and how to use them.
  • To know and remember the key features of techniques and why they are essential.
  • To understand and explore the different approaches to developing both scripted and devised pieces of performance work.
  • To be exposed to the four strands of literacy to continually develop vocabulary and language, oracy, reading and responding.
  • To develop and demonstrate positive communication and social skills to enhance school life and beyond.
  • To use drama as a tool to explore social, moral and cultural issues and opinions within the world in which we live.

Knowledge Organisers – Summer Term

Knowledge Organisers – Spring Term

Knowledge Organisers – Autumn Term

Learning Journeys

Dance

Knowledge Organisers – Summer Term

Knowledge Organisers – Spring Term

Knowledge Organisers – Autumn Term

“Music is a universal language! Let us all communicate to create music!”

Mr Parkinson