'The school provides a wide range of enriched learning opportunities, especially in the use of information and communication technology, art and music.' Ofsted, 2014.
What's happening in the Arts at Bewsey Lodge:
Two of our subject champions attended a presentation at the town hall and collected the 'Music Mark' award. We were nominated for this award by 'Accent' music hub in recognition of our commitment to quality music education.
Our wonderful choir performed at the Brindley as part of the Accent Music Hub's COHS concert.
Our CLASP children participate in Halton and Warrington music support service playday at the Pyramid.
Children are taught to appreciate a range of music from different cultures and genres. They gradually develop their understanding of the elements of music and learn how to read and write musical notation. They learn to play instruments and improvise and compose their own music.
Music is taught by our music specialist, Mrs Stuart.
Music within the school is supported by Accent Music Education Hub, for more information about Accent Music click here
As part of CLASP, children in Year 5 and 6 also have the opportunity to sign up to learn the flute for 12 months. Those children in Year 5 have the opportunity to extend this into Year 6. Seven of our ten children are now on their second year and some are preparing to take their grade 1 ABRSM exams later this term! We are also preparing for concerts later in the year.
Guitar tuition is provided by 'Learn to Play Live' tutor Elise Birch. Children can participate in small group tuition or, thanks to funding from Tesco 'bags of help', a group of 15 children are able to participate in our after school guitar club. They learn alongside two members of staff who support the children with their playing.
Drama is taught in a range of subjects to help children learn new concepts. For example, children creating a sequence of movements to demonstrate the way the digestive system works in science or re-enacting an event from a story in R.E. or Literacy. In September 2018 we also introduced a dedicated Drama CLASP session which will enable children to further develop their drama skills.
Below Year 6 pretend to hide inside the Trojan Horse to gain multi-sensory language prior to creative writing and all our classes participated in mock debates as part of our work on British values.
Dance is taught as an element of P.E. However, we also have links with a professional dance teacher from the 'Alexandra Jane School of Dance', who comes in to work with the children during the year. Dances are performed at our 'Bewsey Festival', at our Year 6 leavers performance and at other events during the year.