AIM@Arts

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AIM@Arts – A Programme of Extended Curriculum Opportunities

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Woodcroft pupils are offered an Arts programme of outstanding opportunity that extends beyond the National Curriculum. We call this AIM@Arts. This programme is described in the mission statement below:

 AIM@Arts Mission Statement 

Pupils follow an integrated curriculum with guaranteed Arts experiences and opportunities that are identified in Woodcroft Arts Charter.

How the Arts support across the curriculum is outlined is our statement of General Capabilities

General Capabilities in the Woodcroft Curriculum

AIM@Arts therefore provides opportunities for integrated Arts that go above and beyond the National Curriculum for every year group. The scope of these learning experiences is outlined below:

Scope of curriculum coverage through AIM@Arts

End of key stage Arts expectations have been outlined for each year group from Early Years through to Year 6 in the ‘Sequence of Achievement’ document. These cover Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Art and both broaden and extend the National Curriculum.

Sequence of Achievement through AIM@Arts

For further information:

AIM@Arts Policy 2016


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Guitar Group

Artsmark

Working Artsmark Logo WebAs a current Artsmark Gold school the arts & culture matter at Woodcroft. We now in the process of renewing our Artsmark for 2016.

 

The Arts Award  

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Woodcroft is an accredited Arts Award Assessment Centre and offers all pupils the opportunity to complete an innovative programme of Arts education from Nursery through to Y6.

Visit our Arts Award Assessment Centre Page by clicking here


Successful 2016 Arts Award Qualifications 

Trinity_College_London_-_LogoWoodcroft Year 6 successfully completed their 2016 Arts Award Qualification. Trinity College assessed the pupils portfolios and confirmed that 55 pupils had achieved the standard for Bronze Award. The overall evidence presented by the school was praised for its high quality. Read more here…

Click here to find out more about The Arts Award.

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Unicorn Collaborate Partnership 2015 -16

unicorn schoolsCOLLABORATE was a year-long partnership programme between the Unicorn and one primary school that gives teachers and pupils unparalleled access to theatre for young audiences. Woodcroft was selected as the Collaborate Partner for 2015-16!

This was a unique opportunity to place a whole-school focus on theatre and creative learning, and explore artistic and educational practice with professional theatre-makers. This included a music residency with award wining artist Greg Sinclair.Artist-in-Residence-Greg Sinclair_edited-3

Unicorn Theatre Collaborate Partnership Information


Inclusion

Engaging in Arts education provides a unique opportunity for all pupils to share and celebrate their achievements in a creative and personal way.  Woodcroft provides a broad range of experiences with the support and dedication of specialist professionals to ensure all pupils are able to succeed in their education. Aim@Arts allows pupils to explore the core curriculum through creative means, and provides them unique and valuable life experiences to build their social, moral, spiritual and cultural understanding.


Social, Moral and Cultural Education (SMSC)

Woodcroft’s Arts curriculum directly supports the development of pupils’ social, moral and cultural education. It also contributes to their learning about British values.

Our delivery of the The Arts Award enables Woodcroft to demonstrate that we provide a well-planned arts education that fully supports SMSC development, contributes to their British values and supporting the needs of disabled pupils for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010, including those who have special educational needs.

To find out more about how our Arts curriculum benefits all pupils please click on the document link : SMSC and the Arts Award at Woodcroft


Clubs & Extra Activities the The Woodcroft AIM Clubs Academy

Senior Choir

Senior Choir

At Woodcroft we provide an excellent range of range of clubs to enrich and extend the curriculum. These include:

  • Woodcroft Junior and Senior Choirs
  • KS1 and KS2 Guitar Clubs
  • String Ensembles
  • Flute Choir
  • Woodcroft Orchestra
  • Drama Club
  • Junior Dance Club
  • Art Club

For a comprehensive list of clubs please view the current clubs leaflet by clicking here..

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Woodcroft Choir performed at The Royal Albert Hall in April 2015

Special Events/Opportunities

Read the latest Woodcroft Arts News Special Issue (November 2016) for a summary of events and activities taking place,

We enrich the curriculum to inspire outstanding art. Recent examples of some opportunities offered include: (click on the links for more information)

Here’s what Ollie Tunmer, body percussionist and star of STOMP, had to say when he visited in his role of BBC Ten Pieces Champion to provide workshops as part of project…

‘The pupils and staff of Woodcroft were totally into ’10 Pieces’ – they’d already learned some of the moves from ‘Connect It’ prior to my visit and had fantastic ideas and energy when it came to devising their own ‘Connect It’ inspired work.  I’m very much looking forward to their finished creations.’ Ollie Tunmer, Jan 2015
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Body Percussion with Ollie Tunmer

Facilities & Resources

Woodcroft has outstanding facilities and resources to support The Arts. These include:

  • The Woodcroft TARDIS – our 4D Immersive Suite
  • Fully resourced music room
  • State of the art staging, sound and lighting for productions
  • Instrumental teaching suite
  • Full time specialist music teacher
  • Specialist dance choreographer
  • Professional instrumental teachers through BEAT
  • Whole class instrumental tuition
Strings and Woodwind Concert

Strings and Woodwind Concert

Achievements

ArtsMark Gold School (Awarded May 2013)

Rock Challenge regional winners 2013. Southern Region Finalists 2013, 2014 and 2016

The Great Big Dance Off  London Regional Winner 2017 and National Finalists 2016

WINNERS – Best Music Department 2015 – Music Teacher Excellence Awards

Our plans for the future

–       Pupils to attend live professional performances (minimum 1/term)

–       Further develop staff confidence in teaching and leading a wide range of arts subjects

–       Certify and celebrate pupil work through the Arts Award

–       Retain ArtsMark Gold status (due for renewal 2016)

Y3 Ukulele Concert

Y3 Ukulele Concert

Woodcroft Arts Sponsors

The Woodcroft Arts programme is proudly sponsored by:

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Vist our AIM@ pages by clicking the following links … AIM@Arts         AIM@Digital         AIM@Sport