Artsmark Award

As you may know, Leamington Community Primary is now an Artsmark status school. This means that due to the many arts and culture opportunities we provide for the children of our school, we have been awarded with the nationally accredited Artsmark silver award.

As I’m sure you will agree, there are already so many arts activities that go on, on a day to day basis at Leamington, but as we believe so passionately that developing creativity is paramount to a child’s whole development, we are now striving to take this education to the next level. We want to provide our children with even more Arts and culture opportunities as we move to achieve the Artsmark gold award and eventually platinum.

Here are just a few of Arts activities the children have been involved with over the last 12 months.

Curriculum

  • Arts council developed ideas for reading/transition week
  • Reading week (promotion of arts, drama, dance etc)
  • Roald Dahl art competition held in Reading Week
  • Movema Dance world in a box purchased and implemented
  • Movema dance workshops for Year 1
  • LSSP dance for all year groups
  • Resonate Music hub guitars for Year 4 and 5
  • Resonate Music hub violins for Year 6
  • Samba workshops for Year 3
  • Visit from Claire Evans author/illustrator (Workshops with children)
  • English Plays authors, Shakespeare workshops
  • Talk for writing training and implementation in KS1
  • Storytelling assemblies and throughout classes
  • Foundation role play area
  • Science/ ICT week linked to arts (Science – recycling fashion design) (ICT – 3D printing, green screen, animation).
  • Superpigs reading/art week
  • Maths party

Easter

  • Easter art competition
  • Easter service
  • Easter Bonnet Parade/ Eggsessories parade

Family Fun Events

  • Family fun events for Christmas and Easter

Cultural visits

  • Visit museums –  (At least one visit per every Key phase)
  • Visits to art galleries
  • Visits to Chester Roman museum – Role play

Year 6

  • Leavers show
  • Fancy dress

P.T.A. Involvement

  • Summer fair art table led by Arts Council
  • Inclusion of a samba performance with Year 3 children

Leamington Productions

  • Leamington productions performances Bugsy and Snow White
  • Whole school Christmas performances of A Christmas Carol and Oliver
  • Weekly Hymn and singing practice

Harvest Festival

  • Harvest festival Choir and Dance club performed with whole school singing/acting and incorporating artwork inspired by food.

Choir

  • Christingle Choir and Dance club performed at Christingle Service
  • Primary Choir competition at St John Bosco
  • Choir performance at St Nicholas Church for Police
  • Choirs performance for Pensioners at Christmas
  • Choirs performance at Pensioners Afternoon Tea
  • Choir performed a Beatles song on radio BBC Merseyside and BBC News

Competitions

  • Lord Mayor Christmas Card Design Competition
  • Now Festival Art Competition (Work presented in the Tate)
  • Valentines art competition
  • Royal Mail Design a stamp competition
  • Dot art competition (Work displayed in St George’s Hall)

Arts (Links with other schools/organisations)

  • Primary dance festival competition hosted at Leamington
  • Primary Dance competition St John Bosco
  • Now Festival Drama production
  • St John Bosco Lion King Production
  • Art transition workshops at Alsop High School
  • African dance and drumming workshops and after school performance at North Liverpool Academy
  • Musical Movement ran by Children’s Centre for foundation children
  • Cheerleading KMAC Foundation
  • CBBC’s Rhyme Rocket Show
  • Cultural Partnership with Fact
  • Cultural Partnership with Everyman
  • Cultural Partnership with Bluecoat
  • Barcelona children to visit our school
  • Careers Council with Year 6 children
  • Philharmonic Hall Visit

 

Meet our Arts Councillors

As part of our journey to Artsmark gold status at Leamington, we have set up an Arts Council, made up from representatives from each class in Key Stage 2. The council meet on a regular basis to discuss possible arts opportunities they could organise for the school. The children are actively involved in ideas for displays, competitions, mini projects and major school events which are influential in raising the profile of the arts across the school.