The Arts at Thurstonland First School...
The curriculum at Thurstonland First School has a consistent focus on the Arts.
The ability of staff to deliver the curriculum with the Arts as a driver has been one of the reasons our school gained an outstanding Ofsted report in 2013. They are embedded in everything we do, right across the range of all curriculum subjects. This is why we are passionate in our belief that our school is a creative and successful place to be because our ethos is underpinned by Art, Music, Drama and Dance.
Our vision is also set out within our combined arts policy.
Take a look at our individual class pages to see how the arts feature throughout our class topics: -
We have again been nominated by Musica Kirklees to become a Music Mark school for the 2021/22 academic year as they have recognised our commitment to a broad and balanced curriculum and the value that we place on music.
Inkonjane - The Lightening Bird theatre performance and workshop
At the start of half-term our KS2 pupils enjoyed a performance from Fettle & Fable of The Lightening Bird with workshops taking place in the afternoon. The children also watched a Meet the Makers video which showed them how all the people behind the scenes on this one person show created the music and sounds, story writing and set creation.
The workshops then gave the children the opportunity to have a go themselves! Thank you to Fettle & Fable for a wonderful day.