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Progress in the Arts is intended to provide support and guidance for teachers delivering The Arts Area of Learning within the Northern Ireland Curriculum. It contains suggestions for activities in Art and Design, Music, and Drama, from Foundation Stage through to Key Stage 3.

We’ve planned these suggested activities so that they are in keeping with the Northern Ireland Curriculum, but they are not a scheme of work or a programme of study. Please refer to other materials available in your school to ensure that your planning meets the requirements of the Northern Ireland Curriculum.

Progress in the Arts is intended to help you develop your ideas and gain confidence in The Arts Area of Learning.

Whether you are an experienced teacher of Art and Design, Drama or Music, or a non-specialist working outside of your comfort zone, you should find plenty of ideas to stimulate your pupils and help them to make progress.

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Progress in the Arts is intended to help you develop your ideas and gain confidence in The Arts Area of Learning.

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