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Ivy House School

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Inspire, Nurture, Empower

Expressive Art & Design (Semi-formal)

Art, craft and design education should engage, inspire and challenge students involving them in experiencing, experimenting, creating and inventing. Music is embedded within in the curriculum to engage and inspire students to develop a love of music, increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. Pupils are supported to explore and experience a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities for them to develop their communication and sensory cognitive skills through choice making and reaching/grasping materials. The pupils are supported in cooking activities, allowing the children to use all their senses to explore the ingredients.

Our Whole School Intent

We inspire our children and young people to express self-individuality by delivering an enriched cross curriculum that offers experiences to develop curiosity, exploration, and creativity. We encourage our students to be inquisitive, persistent and imaginative through engaging lessons through a journey of exploration creativity for our students to enjoy to via a rich, rounded Expressive Arts curriculum. 

We nurture by providing opportunities within; dance, drama, design & technology, art and music to develop independent creativity. We explore different ways to cook, how to develop dance moves through a range of stimulus. Create structures and explore different materials. Working on our communication and fine motor skills. Our staff devise individual goals to help our students develop an enriched schema which will follow them through the key stages.  

We empower our students to use their independent exploration skills, innovation and imagination. We encourage engagement through challenging experiences. Our students will learn adaptability, flexibility, playfulness, improvisation, interaction, divergent thinking, and a spirit of joy, awe and wonder.  

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