Understanding The Arts

The arts are a source of inspiration, enjoyment and fulfilment.  They provide contexts in which children learn to express their thoughts and emotions, use their imaginations, experiment and develop creativity.

This area of learning makes a key contribution to children's personal, social and emotional development and to their growth as confident individuals.  It enables them to participate in and respond to the creative and cultural life of their communities.  Working as artists and designers they are encouraged to develop their own voice and to actively collaborate in order to communicate with different audiences through a variety of media and contexts.

Participating in a range of art forms - including art and design, drama, music and dance - helps children become responsive, critical and appreciative.  They discover the value of discipline and practice and, in responding to the work of others, they gain insights into different viewpoints, identities, traditions and cultures.

Big Sing 2019

Fight Song backing track

The Big Sing 2019

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Improvisation Workshop

In choir, after school today, we started to learn James Bay's song 'Hold Back The River'. The children worked in groups to improvise and create their own unique harmonies to the chorus. Everyone had a great time and some groups were even brave enough to perform their work in front of their peers. We definitely have some budding songwriters and conductors amongst us!

BBC choir of the year entry 2016

How Great Thou Art

BBC Choir of the year entry 2016

Here I Am Lord

Here I Am Lord Harmony

This is the harmony for 'Here I Am Lord'. Practise it until you are secure with all the notes. Remember that in the second chorus we split into 2 groups for the 'Whom shall I send' (group 1) 'Whom shall I send ' (group 2) and then we come back together for 'Here I Am Lord'.

What A Friend We Have In Jesus

Listen to 'The Majors' choir and their entry for 'Songs Of Praise School Choir Of The Year'!

From A Distance

Listen to the wonderful 'Majors' choir and their entry for 'Songs Of Praise School Choir Of The Year 2015'.