Arts Curriculum

The Arts Mark gold was presented to the school in recognition of its development in four key areas.




Music is a strong and important element in the curriculum at Farnley Tyas First School.  Each class has a dedicated music lesson delivered by a professional music teacher from Kirkees Music School using chime bars (KS1) or brass instrument (KS2).  In addition, each class has a dedicated weekly singing lession led by a professional choir leader.  Through these music lessons children develop their skills in preformance, transcription, composition and the ability to describe music.  Music is furthe developed cross curricular through topic themes as appropriate.


PE / Dance

 PE is led by a sports coach from Project Sport, this ensures the children recieve consistant high level PE teaching.. Additionally KS2 have a weekly swimming lessons for three years.  Dance is taught by a specialist during PE lessons and followed up with a dance after school club which culminates at the Lawrence Batley Theatre.


Though not taught as a stand alone lesson drama is an integral part of the curriculum particularly in English, RE and PHSE.  Children Have the opportunity to develop thier ideas through drama and role play and perform thei


 We encourage a passion for and a commitment to the subject of art, all elements of the subjcet are developed including drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, print, textiles and digital media.  We have a sustained partnership with local artist and are able to work off site at specific times during the year to make use of and art studio.  This allows a more spcialised and large scale approach to be developed.  Links throughout the curriculum are made with art where ever possible.