St Gabriel’s RC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff, governors and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. For more information please see our safeguarding policy which can be found under Key Information > Policies > Safeguarding Policy.
At St Gabriels RC we believe that music is an important subject through which children can express themselves. We strive to provide children in our school with a variety of different opportunities throughout their time with us to experience music in different forms, such as singing, performing and composing. Through our whole school assemblies our children sing hymen’s and praises. Through our music scheme, ‘Charanga’, our children are engaged in a familiar game-style music world that dramatically increases their love of music. St Gabriels RC has an excellent choir who have performed at the Manchester Arena in ‘Young Voices’ and have entertained our community at events such as ‘Carols around the Christmas Tree’ and ‘The Tea Party’ to celebrate the Queens 90th birthday. Our year 3 children attended a workshop at the ‘Manchester Halle’ to work with other schools to compose songs and actions with the ‘Halle Orchestra’ and our Reception class also visited ‘Manchester Halle’ to watch the ‘Elma the Elephant’ story be performed by the ‘Halle Orchestra’.
At St Gabriels RC pupils are engaged, inspired and challenged to develop their knowledge and skills. They experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. They will also learn how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
In Key Stage 1 pupils will be taught to use a range of materials creatively. Pupils will use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination. In addition they will develop a wide range of techniques using colour, patterns, texture, line, shape, form and space. They will look at a range of artists, craft makers and designers, whilst making links to their own work.
In Key Stage 2 pupils will continue to build on and develop their techniques from Key stage 1 using a wide range of materials, the children will create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas. They will learn about great artists, architects and designers throughout history.
Design and Technology
Design and Technology is a practical subject and pupils are given a range of different design and make tasks and are expected to develop key practical skills (cutting, sticking, joining, construction).
We provide children with examples of technology in action, opportunities to analyse why everyday objects have developed in a particular way, and the chance to apply their technological skills in a range of design tasks and challenges.