Developing talent and having fun!
Music plays an important part in the life of St Helens Primary School, with various concerts throughout the year at which our children sing with great confidence and enthusiasm.
All our Key Stage 2 pupils have the opportunity to learn a woodwind instrument in lesson time, and show their expertise in whole school events. Several pupils have taken their music exams during the school day.
Younger children follow the National Curriculum for music as appropriate to their age. Details of the music curriculum by year, can be found here. We encourage our pupils who learn instruments out of school by featuring them in our weekly sharing assemblies. It is a delight to see our younger pupils sitting at the piano stool, legs dangling playing their pieces with studious concentration.
Promoting learning through drama
Drama features as part of our curriculum, and is used to promote learning. Key Stage 1 pupils put on a Christmas production with the Reception class each year. Last year (Christmas 2015) we enjoyed a wonderful production of ‘The Nativity’.
At the end of the Summer Term, Key Stage 2 pupils celebrate the end of their assessment period with an ambitious production. In 2015 the pupils were messing about in boats in the epic ‘Wind in the Willows’. Last summer saw the heroic Robin Hood and his Sherwood Hoodies show off their singing and dancing in tights! In the summer of 2017, we went to Wonderland and met a host of interesting characters, including Alice herself!