Arts & MUSIC
Art at Fonthill
Here at Fonthill we have a topic based approach to Art and Design where children are encouraged to express themselves creatively. Our creative arts curriculum focuses on the progression of skills in drawing, painting, printing, textiles, sculpture (3-D work and collage).
Each term begins with a WOW event where children will work on an art project for the morning which will be displayed on the classroom door for that term. As well as lots of cross curricular art opportunities e.g. finding out about famous Spanish artists, there are also whole school art celebrations.
Last year, Fonthill took part in 'Art and Sole', the North Bristol community arts trail where schools and organisations were each given an apple to decorate and hide on the trail. Linking with our Science 'Space' project children took part in a competition for the design of the apple and the winners decorated our apple. The whole school took part in a space themed Art Week and the work from this and across the year was displayed for friends, family and the public to come and see on the Arts Trail day.
Music at Fonthill
Children at Fonthill have regular opportunities to express themselves through music and enjoy a variety of music activities. Here at Fonthill we follow the Charanga music scheme which is broken up into 6 units of work across the year taught in class.
In addition to this children in KS1 and KS2 have a weekly singing assembly and opportunities to perform across the year at the Harvest Festival, Carol Concert and Christmas and Summer plays. In March 2018, a choir made up of children from Fonthill got to take part in ZIMBE, an African choral show alongside the Bristol Choral Society and other local schools. It was a wonderful evening and the children did a fantastic job, both on the night and in all the rehearsals leading up to the show.
As part of the Fast4Music scheme with Bristol Plays Music, children from year 4, 5 and 6 have had the opportunity to learn ukulele with a visiting music teacher.