Artsmark Gold awarded to Ashurst Primary School.
Celebrating the Arts at Ashurst
At Ashurst Primary School we understand the importance of an enriching culturally based curriculum. Due to recent changes within the school Ashurst is now a place where the Arts are pivotal to all learning opportunities and embraced by all each and every day. The Arts are part of an entitlement we believe all our children should experience to enrich their learning opportunities, raise aspirations and support their well-being. Art is timetable once very week but the Arts in various forms are entwined into other curriculum areas throughout the week. DT is taught in blocks so that an end to end design project can be experienced.
Arts Leader - Mrs L. Bibby
New Arts Ambassadors have been selected for 2019- 2020.
Our Arts Ambassadors play a key role in the ongoing development of the Arts at Ashurst Primary School and are the voice of the children. Throughout 2019-20 our Arts Ambassadors will make decisions on future developments in the Arts by gathering evidence from the rest of the school. They will use their findings to report back to the Art /DT Leader - Mrs Bibby during Art/DT meetings. These meetings enable us to share our thoughts and ideas along with celebrating the passion and love of learning that our 'outstanding' teaching and learning brings.
So far we have listened to the views of the children and have arranged more after school activities based around the Arts. Throughout the year we offer, Arts clubs, Glee clubs and Musical Theatre clubs.
2019 -2020 Events
The events calendar for this academic year is already filling up fast. Here are the planned events for Autumn 1 and 2.
September - 'Back to the App' performed by Altru. An interactive performance for all KS 2 children to support our children's understanding of on - line safety.
October - Holocaust Flame National Competition. Year 5 are taking part in a national competition to create a piece of art work to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
December - EYFS and KS1 will delight their parents and carers with our wonderful Christmas Nativities, whist KS2 will delight by singing a range of Christmas related songs.
December (TBC) - Ashurst will host Cowley High School as they perform a self -produced production.
January - Peter Pan performed by Altru - The whole school will be treated to a post Christmas treat.
Take a look at some of the amazing artwork that we have on display around the school to showcase the talents of the children at Ashurst.