Curriculum enrichment- Our partnership with Lakeside Arts at The University of Nottingham
Djanogly Strelley and Lakeside Arts Partnership
Lakeside Arts is part of the University of Nottingham, based in the green surroundings of Highfields and University Park. It offers a year-round programme in a gallery, theatre, concert hall, museum and workshop space which is open to everyone. We work closely with staff at Lakeside Arts and The University of Nottingham to give children exciting opportunities to develop their learning as well as support their personal development and creativity.
2023/2024 sees a further development of this relationship with exciting curriculum enrichment projects for all year groups. This includes:
As part of their Maafa project Year 6 are working with Professor Jack Hodder, an expert in race internationalism and colonialism, to deepen their understanding and bring the learning to life with real life examples. We also have a spoken word poet in residence for November and December to support the children's creativity with the spoken and written word with work based on modern issues surrounding colonialism. As part of the English writing curriculum, the children will work with a spoken word artist Jay Sandhu to compose a variety or written and spoken word about oppression and will then work with a performance artist to put these to music for a presentation to our parents later in the Autumn term.
Year 3 are working alongside a team of artists to co-design and create an art installation for the Lakeside Theatre's Christmas Production of The Boy Who Cried Wolf. This art project will give all pupils the opportunity to create and display to the public a piece of art work linked to the production.
EYFS parents will link with Evolve and in class with story telling of traditional tales.
Year 5 will work with Ling, a Chinese Artist as part of their Dynasty project.
All children will take part in the Nottingham University Festival of Science and Creativity with visits from university lecturers and industry professionals with links to the science topics covered by the children during a whole school science week.
There will also be opportunities for KS1 to begin to build a willow den with a willow weaver.
Year 3 and 4 will be supported with creative activities as part of Bilborough Arts Festival
Queen Victoria will make an appearance to support the learning of year 1 and 2 in their curriculum learning and year 4 will work with historians from the University on their Egyptian project. At the end of the summer term year 3, 4 and 5 will take part in a Shakespeare experience.
This all goes hand in hand with Arts Awards that our pupils take part in, before being assessed for the Discovery Award. The project also allows pupils to assess their own beliefs and understanding of creativity.