The establishment of a broad curriculum offer in time for the opening of the academy has been a key priority. Thomas’s have appointed an additional specialist Art teacher who works across both Thomas’s Clapham and The Academy. This approach allows many of the high quality art experiences at Thomas’s to be available to all of the pupils at The Academy. We have also installed a kiln so that the ceramics curriculum can also be made available to our pupils. This focus on Art has led to some fantastic outcomes right from the very beginning. In our very first term we held an Art Exhibition with contributions from every class in the school.
The focus on a high-quality broad Arts curriculum has also been expanded to Music. From Nursery up to Year 3, our pupils are taught music by their class teachers using a Music curriculum developed at Thomas’s Kensington. Our Year Three and Four classes have whole-class instrumental teaching on Recorders and Ukuleles. Years 5 & 6 focus on Music Technology, Composition and Sound Recording led by specialist staff from Upbeat Music.
Click below to hear some of our latest compositions: