Expressive Arts at Pentrepoeth

‘What Matters’

The Expressive Arts are taught through exploration and practice, resulting in the acquisition of skills, knowledge and understanding. ‘Doing’ is an essential part of ‘What Matters’ in the Expressive Arts and promotes the four purposes through the interconnecting creative learning processes of ‘explore and experience, create and express, respond and reflect’, -these underpin the ‘What Matters’ concepts.

By communicating effectively in different forms and settings, fostering curiosity and challenging themselves to take creative risks and critically evaluate, learners will develop resilience and gain confidence to make connections and apply skills and knowledge in different contexts to become ambitious, capable learners who are ready to learn throughout their lives.

To become enterprising, creative contributors learners will express ideas and emotions through different media in order to improve the everyday lives of themselves and others; develop the confidence and understanding in their own learning, empowering themselves to take measured risks and grasp opportunities so that they are ready to play a full part in life and work. By engaging with a range of art forms that span time, place and culture, through understanding and respecting the responses and interpretations of others, learners will appreciate the impact of their own interactions, becoming ethical, informed citizens who are ready to be citizens of Wales and the world.

By participating in various expressive arts performances and experiences, developing technical skills and personal competences including self awareness and collaboration which foster fun and enjoyment, learners will becomehealthy, confident individuals ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.

Key Concepts & Strands

  • Artistic communication takes many forms

  • Humanity reflects itself through the arts

  • Creative experiences enrich our lives

  • Experience and practice develops technique

  • Creativity exists in us all

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Pentrepoeth Primary School

Bryn Hedydd, 

Cwm Cwddy Drive 

Rhiwderin Heights

Newport NP10 8JN


Phone: 01633 896101

Fax: 01633 896367


Ysgol Gynradd Pentrepoeth

Bryn Hedydd, 

Cwm Cwddy Drive 

Rhiwderyn Heights

Casnewydd NP10 8JN


Ffon: 01633 896101

Ffacs: 01633 896367