The Arts at Elms Farm
Children at Elms Farm love the arts, it is their chance to show off their creativity and inject some personality into their work. The Arts are celebrated well throughout school and children are given ample opportunity to partake in art, music and drama activities.
Parents have been very involved with the arts at Elms Farm through parent workshops, creating and helping with art projects at home and coming to see class and school assemblies.
Children partake in weekly art and music sessions based around their current ILP topics per year group and drama sessions are built into English sessions. Children are given the opportunity to develop their skills across each year group and phase and put this into practice.
Children enjoy a range of taught music sessions by our music specialists who develop the children's music skills in brass, keyboard lessons and a choir.
We are also part of a Creative Connections network of schools which allows Elms Farm to take part in art, drama and dance events working with local schools and partnership artists and venues.
2020 Arts Events:
13th February - Year 1 visit IKON gallery.
26th February - Poet Matt Windle in to work with Year 3.
w.b. 2nd March - Illustrator Lilli Whitham to work with whole school.
5th March, 19th March and 2nd April - Artist Mark Riley in working with Year 1.
24th March - Poetry Slam at Sladefield Infant School with Year 3.
18th June - Music Event at King Edward School with Year 5.
w.b. 22nd June - IKON Gallery showcase with Year 1.
We are delighted to announce that we are on the Artsmark journey this year at Elms Farm. We are currently working towards gaining Artsmark award for the school. Over the next year we are looking to enhance and enrich our arts provision at Elms Farm including parent workshops, staff CPD, arts ambassadors and lots of exciting projects involving other schools and local Birmingham venues such as IKON gallery. Watch this space for more...