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Cliffdale Primary School


Why we teach Creativity

We want all of our children to be exposed to wider opportunities, through creatives experiences such as music, art, drama and DT. These allow the children to explore the world and different cultures through fun, individual and expressive activities.

We want our children to be feel confidence in their ability to express themselves individually, in a non-judgemental environment, with the freedom to explore and develop their unique personalities.

Creativity allows our children to combine a wealth of skills from all areas of the curriculum and helps them to extend, build and transfer learnt skills. Creativity pulls together, communication, problems solving, choice making, fine and gross motor skills and sensory development, all whilst providing them the freedom of expression.

We want to allow the children opportunity to develop their tolerance and perseverance around using different mediums in a wide variety of artistic contexts. All whilst exposing and enhancing their use of different tools in a safe, personalised and appropriate manner to build on their individual creative skills.

How we teach Creativity

  • Through music, drama, art, DT, dance, poetry.
  • Patterns, shapes and rhythm (counting) maths.
  • Expressive, receptive, interpretation – communication – English.
  • Sensory and physical – PE/topic
  • Personal objectives – action, skill, tolerance.
  • Opportunities to explore and experiment.
  • Natural resources – Forest, beach.
  • Tuff trays – forming shapes, mixture of textures/textiles.
  • Arts week.
  • Christmas concert, harvest, Easter.
  • Choir.
  • Visiting professionals – work shops.
  • Assembly – individual departments, whole school. – Singing, sharing of creativity.
  • Rock challenge – right dance.
  • Role play stations – puppets, dressing up.
  • Stories, songs, bucket.
  • IT – Class photos/films.

What difference does Creativity make to our children?

  • Confidence
  • Participation – experience
  • Communication
  • Visually – Orally – Vocally – Senses.
  • Pride – Celebration of achievement/work.
  • Transferring skills.
  • Engagement.
  • Tactile/sensory tolerance.
  • Self-awareness/emotions – Happy, safe.

Evidence of this is seen through pupils’ learning journeys, termly reports and annual reviews, as well as newsletter articles.