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ART AND DESIGN.

Aims.

 

At Ysgol Bro Gwaun we believe that art offers exciting and stimulating challenges, as well as offering all students the opportunity to achieve success regardless of their ability.  Art is taught in line with National Curriculum orders.  We aim to develop students’ knowledge, skills and understanding and creativity and imagination, through a balanced programme of art activities.  Students are encouraged to:-

 

  • Develop a greater knowledge and understanding of the work of artists.
  • Explore and develop their ideas.
  • Investigate and make art, craft and design, working in a variety of 2 and 3D media.
  • Analyse and evaluate their own work and that of others.

 

Needs.

 

Students will require two drawing pencils HB (medium) and 2B (soft), a set of coloured pencils.  Other equipment like a ruler, sharpener and eraser would also be useful.

 

General information.

 

During Year 7 students will undertake three units of work.

 

  • Natural Forms – Pattern and Printmaking. Drawing, pencils, pens, charcoal; colour theory; 2D dry media – coloured pencils, oil and chalk pastels; printmaking; contemporary printmakers.
  • Portraits – Drawing; Colour Painting; twentieth century artists, with a focus on Cubism.
  • Masks – Design.  3D Non western and European mask design.

 

Students will be encouraged to develop a greater understanding of the creative and design process through their use of a sketchbook, with a strong emphasis on drawing skills.  Homework will be an integral part of the course.

 

How you can help:-

 

  • Encourage your child to practise drawing.
  • Purchase some basic art equipment - drawing pencils, coloured pencils, eraser and sharpener.
  • Ensure your child completes homework tasks.

 

MUSIC

Ysgol Bro Gwaun gives pupils practical experience with Music, as performers, composers and listeners.  We aim to help all pupils develop an enjoyment in and a love of music.

 

In Year 7, each child has the opportunity to study the following:

 

Performing

 

Vocally and instrumentally, individually, in groups and whole class and using keyboards, orchestral instruments and a variety of class percussion.

 

Composing

Using graphic and traditional notation with creative work based on individual, pair and group assignments.

 

Appraising (Listening)

Develop an ability to recognise instruments, styles of music, mood, tempo, dynamics.  Evaluation of one’s own and of others’ performances and compositions form a part of this unit.

 

 

INSTRUMENT MUSIC LESSONS

 

Organisation of Lessons

 

Some pupils are taught in small groups while others, depending on the instrument and the level of ability, are taught individually.

Lessons vary in duration and are arranged on a rotating basis to reduce disruption to the pupil’s daily timetable.

 

Instruments

 

Pupils are encouraged to buy or hire so that they can have tuition in school.

Pupils are allowed to have tuition on ONE instrument.  Only in the very special circumstances when exceptional interest and ability are evident, are pupils allowed to have tuition on two instruments.  Each case is assessed individually.  Parents need to ensure instruments are adequately insured.  Storage is provided in school for students to leave their instruments when not in use.

 

Selection of Pupils

 

On entering, pupils who have been receiving lessons in Primary School are seen by the Head of Music and are encouraged to continue learning this instrument.

 

All other pupils are made aware of the advantages that playing an instrument offers and are given the opportunity of lessons at Ysgol Bro Gwaun.

 

Commitment

 

With the provision made by the school, it is essential that each pupil gives a full commitment to attend all lessons, Orchestral practise, play in instrumental ensembles, participate in morning assemblies, concerts and musical shows, as well as various choirs.  Each pupil’s level of involvement is assessed on a regular basis to ensure that the greatest advantage is made of the opportunities available.

 

 

How you can help:-

 

Since music is a practical subject most of the homework set will be learning or research work.  Occasionally pupils will be asked to prepare or to complete compositions.

 

  • Check the Planner for homework tasks.

 

  • Help them to plan their work and meet necessary deadlines.

 

  • Ensure that they bring their orchestral instrument and sheet music to School when they receive instrument tuition.

 

  • Encourage your child to take an active interest in Music-making, both in the curriculum and in extra-curricular activities.

 

In year 7, pupils will build on the skills, knowledge and understanding acquired at Key Stage 2.

 

Pupils will be encouraged to plan, practice and improve their performances so that they can enjoy being able to perform consistently well.  As confidence grows, so will their ability to take part in activities that become technically more demanding.  Pupils will learn the benefits of working with others to strengthen a team or partnership.  They will understand that engaging in activity is beneficial to their health and fitness and take greater responsibility for their own well-being.

 

The Physical Education Department would like your cooperation with the Policy regarding kit.  If your child brings a note to excuse them from the lesson, it is expected for them to still bring their kit in.  The pupils will help/participate in different aspects of the lesson.  The only time your child will not take part is if they produce a doctor’s note explaining the circustances.  This Policy has been introduced in order to decrease the number of pupils not participating in Physical Education/Games lessons.  As you are aware participation in lessons is compulsory, as part of your childs education.

 

Physical Education activities in year 7.

Mixed (Boys & Girls)

Boys

Girls

Health and Fitness & Well Being

Rugby

Hockey

Outdoor Adventurous Activities

Basketball

Netball

Swimming

Football

Dance

 

Gymnastics

Softball/Cricket

Rounders

 

Athletics

 

 

 

 

In year 7, pupils will build on the skills, knowledge and understanding acquired at Key Stage 2.

 

Pupils will be encouraged to plan, practice and improve their performances so that they can enjoy being able to perform consistently well.  As confidence grows, so will their ability to take part in activities that become technically more demanding.  Pupils will learn the benefits of working with others to strengthen a team or partnership.  They will understand that engaging in activity is beneficial to their health and fitness and take greater responsibility for their own well-being.

 

The Physical Education Department would like your cooperation with the Policy regarding kit.  If your child brings a note to excuse them from the lesson, it is expected for them to still bring their kit in.  The pupils will help/participate in different aspects of the lesson.  The only time your child will not take part is if they produce a doctor’s note explaining the circustances.  This Policy has been introduced in order to decrease the number of pupils not participating in Physical Education/Games lessons.  As you are aware participation in lessons is compulsory, as part of your childs education.

 

Physical Education activities in year 7.

Mixed (Boys & Girls)

Boys

Girls

Health and Fitness & Well Being

Rugby

Hockey

Outdoor Adventurous Activities

Basketball

Netball

Swimming

Football

Dance

 

Gymnastics

Softball/Cricket

Rounders

 

Athletics

 

 

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

In year 7, pupils will build on the skills, knowledge and understanding acquired at Key Stage 2.

 

Pupils will be encouraged to plan, practice and improve their performances so that they can enjoy being able to perform consistently well.  As confidence grows, so will their ability to take part in activities that become technically more demanding.  Pupils will learn the benefits of working with others to strengthen a team or partnership.  They will understand that engaging in activity is beneficial to their health and fitness and take greater responsibility for their own well-being.

 

The Physical Education Department would like your cooperation with the Policy regarding kit.  If your child brings a note to excuse them from the lesson, it is expected for them to still bring their kit in.  The pupils will help/participate in different aspects of the lesson.  The only time your child will not take part is if they produce a doctor’s note explaining the circustances.  This Policy has been introduced in order to decrease the number of pupils not participating in Physical Education/Games lessons.  As you are aware participation in lessons is compulsory, as part of your childs education.

 

Physical Education activities in year 7.

Mixed (Boys & Girls)

Boys

Girls

Health and Fitness & Well Being

Rugby

Hockey

Outdoor Adventurous Activities

Basketball

Netball

Swimming

Football

Dance

 

Gymnastics

Softball/Cricket

Rounders

 

Athletics

 

 

 

How you can help:-

  • Encourage your child to raise her /his fitness levels and to emphasise the importance of a healthly lifestyle.
  • Ensure that your child participates in every lesson.
  • Ensure that she /he brings the correct and suitable kit to all of the lessons.
  • Ensure that she /he has every opportunity to practice basic skills in his / her own time and to train and play with junior teams in the area.
  • Encourage your child to attend lunch hour/after school practices.
  • Encourage your child to walk, cycle, swim as often as possible.

 

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