Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. Art and design education at Eaton Square inspires and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they become able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. Pupils also learn how art and design both reflect and shape our history.
All children have the opportunity to appreciate a variety of artists’ work throughout the year. A wide range of media are explored, including construction, painting and collage, to name but a few. The ADT Curriculum is organised on a topic basis. Art is also taught in connection with subject topics throughout the curriculum and school year, thereby reinforcing understanding.
Eaton Square School places a great emphasis on The Arts, recognising that this area of the curriculum allows children to express themselves and show their individuality. All of our pupils are given an entitlement to a range of high-quality arts experiences, whatever their background and ability.
Art, Drama and Music are incorporated into the curriculum, but there are also many other areas of School life where these skills are fostered. All children take part in their own class assembly, where they perform in the Whole School Assembly at St Michael’s Church. There are also numerous musical concerts each term, as well as a fantastic end of year production for the Seniors.
Children are encouraged and supported to reach their potential in this area, and to use their imagination. These subjects allow the children to achieve their personal best and be proud of their work.
Music is a valued and integral part of the curriculum at Eaton Square School and there are many opportunities for the children to perform and sing throughout the year. The school productions are a highlight of the school year and staff and pupils work together as a team to create enriching and rewarding theatrical experiences for every child.
The school greatly encourages all children to learn an instrument and lessons are available on a wide selection of orchestral instruments. There are four main choirs in the school:
Junior Choir (Years Two – Four)
Senior Choir (Years Five – Six)
Chamber Choir (selective)
“Pupils achieve high standards in music and creative arts as a result of the excellent teaching and high priority allocated to these subjects.”