The Weatheralls Primary School

Music & Drama

Music & Drama

These subjects play a very important part in children's lives as they give them the opportunity of exploring, expressing and communicating different ideas and feelings. Pupils derive a great deal of pleasure from playing musical instruments and using their musical knowledge to access all areas of the curriculum. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.  In addition, there is the chance for parents to invest in extra one-to-one lessons for their children. Our pupils gain a great sense of community and achievement through our yearly drama productions and performance opportunities. They build on skills formed in class sessions that encourage a deeper understanding of characters and historical figures through dramatic role-play.

 

The National Curriculum is taught to each year group, children listen and apply knowledge and understanding and these skills are developed through the interrelated skills of performing, composing and appraising. The children progress by understanding and exploring how music is created, produced and communicated through the inter-related dimensions of music, which include: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, structure and appropriate musical notation.

How can I help my child?

How can I help my child?

  • Visit the theatre so children can see how speech and actions can help in communication.
  • Sing songs with your children.
  • Aid your children
  • Make simple instruments such as shakers from tubs filled with small items, or fill bottles. with different amounts of liquid.
  • Encourage your child to learn an instrument or join our choir.
  • Encourage participation in our drama productions, or those locally, either on or off stage!

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