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How many art lessons does your year 7 child get per week/fortnight?

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TooTicky Mon 15-Sep-08 14:25:07

Dd1 only gets 2 per fortnight (both in the same week hmm). Doesn't seem like much.

magentadreamer Mon 15-Sep-08 17:16:25

DD gets one a week.

roisin Mon 15-Sep-08 17:50:13

ds1's school has 50 min lessons. Under 'arts faculty' each week they have:
1 art
2 music
1 dance
1 drama

cory Mon 15-Sep-08 18:24:43

One a week.

Troutpout Mon 15-Sep-08 20:42:50

1 Art lesson per week lasting one hour

MaryAnnSingleton Mon 15-Sep-08 20:45:18

one a week

TooTicky Mon 15-Sep-08 21:56:41

It's not a lot, is it? sad

roisin Mon 15-Sep-08 22:06:52

I don't have a problem with it. There's a lot of subjects in the curriculum to fit in and there has to be a balance. Some children loathe art some love it.

If they chose it as a GCSE option at our school they have 3 hrs per week.

TooTicky Mon 15-Sep-08 22:11:38

I feel sorry for the arty children though. Like my ds1.....

roisin Mon 15-Sep-08 22:17:45

ds1 loves art, but then it's very easy for him to spend time drawing at home when he wishes.

I'm happier that he has 2 lessons of music and 2 hrs of PE; he has not particular talent for either and needs to be encouraged by school and learn the basics.

Is she enjoying yr7?

SueW Mon 15-Sep-08 22:18:51

3 x 50 mins of art per fortnight (2 week timetable)

ipodtherforipoor Mon 15-Sep-08 22:19:44

god, I had one hour a week, for one half term! then it rotated through musci, drama, design and IT!

TooTicky Mon 15-Sep-08 22:20:34

Yes, it's my dd1 who is in year 7 and apart from one unpleasant incident - and getting v. tired - she is enjoying it.

Am just worrying in advance about ds1 (9). He's bright'n'all but really dislikes a lot of the academicky stuff.

Perhaps they should have some choices further down the school.

roisin Mon 15-Sep-08 22:31:35

ds1 has 6 lessons a day, and most days has 1 or 2 that are more practical/less academic:

1 art
2 tech
2 music
1 drama
1 dance
2 PE

He is academic, but I think it's good to have a balance.

bellavita Mon 15-Sep-08 22:32:29

1 art lesson

controlfreakinfreaky Mon 15-Sep-08 22:34:23

a double lesson a week (90 mins a week)

TooTicky Mon 15-Sep-08 22:37:31

<ferrets for timetable>

Dd1 has (per fortnight)(5 lessons per day):

DT x 5
Music x 2
Art x 2
Drama x 2
PE/games x 4

roisin Mon 15-Sep-08 22:41:02

So that's 30% non-academic subjects: I think that's pretty good given current pressure on school for core subjects (Maths/English/Science).

At the school I work at yr7s do no drama, no dance, 1 art and 1 music.

TooTicky Mon 15-Sep-08 22:43:35

Hmmm...maybe [reluctant]

shock at no drama and paltry art/music.

pointydog Mon 15-Sep-08 22:45:22

only one 50 min lesson a week. I was a bit surpirsed. But then they do Craft Design and Technology nowadays too, and she gets two lessons of that.

magentadreamer Tue 16-Sep-08 06:59:11

DD's Art dept is open after school 4 days a week till 4pm -the children can come in and finish work off then. Plus they run a photographic club. DD enjoys doing arty stuff - it's a shame for her that they don't say in Yr8 have the option to drop Music and do another Art lesson and vice versa.

SqueakyPop Tue 16-Sep-08 07:08:47

We have a triple lesson for one-third of the year, plus art club.

StellaDallas Tue 16-Sep-08 10:30:36

DD has one double lesson a fortnight.
And ONE measly music lesson a fortnight. Apparently they have one full time and one part time music teacher for a school of 1500 pupils hmm

christywhisty Tue 16-Sep-08 13:09:25

1 x art
1 x music
2 x dt
2 x it
per week

Drama is covered under PSHE for half a term.

Also in humanities etc they have to produce title pages, poster etc where arty people can use their skills, my ds always does these on pc.

Polgara2 Tue 16-Sep-08 13:13:19

Same as TooTicky and my artsy daughter would like more too!

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