The Arts 2017 - 2018

Mr Palmer

 

The Arts at Plantation Primary School

Music

Music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. It is a vehicle for personal expression, and it can play an important part in the personal development of people. Music reflects the culture and society we live in, and so the teaching and learning of music enables children to better understand the world they live in. Besides being a creative and enjoyable activity, music can also be a highly academic and demanding subject. It also plays an important part in helping children feel part of a community. We provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music, to develop the skills, to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms, and to begin to make judgements about the quality of music.

 

Choir

Our choir has children from Years 3 to 6. We meet every week and have a wide repertoire, including both serious and more light hearted songs. We perform regularly in school and around our local area. The children perform at our local day care centre and in the Liverpool Royal Hospital over the Christmas period. During our performance at the hospital, we raised over £200 for the hospital charity, which was fantastic news

The results are in from the Knowsley Singing Challenge. Unfortunately no win this year, but very positive comments.

 

"What fabulously confident singing – great diction and lots of smiley faces. It was thoroughly enjoyable to watch and the actions really gave great emphasis to the song’s lyrics, portraying its message perfectly. Well done!"

If you would like to have a look at the video, click here.

 

Instrumental Tuition

The children are given the opportunity to learn a musical instrument  when they get to Year Four. We currently have children learning the flute and clarinet.

All the children in Year Four are given the opportunity to learn a musical instrument for free. They are taught by two experienced musicians and will learn how to the play the instrument during the course of the year. They will also develop other skills in music such as singing and as well as appraising different styles of music.

 

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (RLPO) Christmas Concert

Some of our Year Five children  took part in a concert with the world famous RLPO this Christmas. They sang  a range of Christmas songs and carols as part of a massed choir. This was a fantastic opportunity and the children loved every minute of it. We were all very proud of them.

Arts Education in a MultiCultural Environment Residential

Every year, our year five children are given the opportunity to attend this three day course. During the course of the trip, they will turn their hand to skills as diverse as storytelling, African drumming, Indian Dance and Visual Art,. All sessions are led by professional performers in those disiplines. It takes place at the Conway centre and is a fantastic opportunity to work with other children to try new skills. 

 

RockKidz

This year we welcomed Rock Kidz into Year's 2 and 3. The children spent 4 days learning songs with professional rock artists and this culminated in a live performance and a CD recording. The children had a brilliant time.

Music Scheme of Work

 

Visual Art

At Plantation Primary School, as well as teaching art cross curricularly, we also teach it through art weeks, each of which has a theme. The theme of our first week was famous artists. During this week, children created art work in the same style as that of well known artists. These were shown in the art gallery (See below). Our second week is entitled Art from around the World. Check the blog to see evidence of this fantastic work. 

The Art Gallery

Recently, our school had an art gallery, where every child's work was displayed and available for purchase. Children created some fantastic art work based upon art from a range of different artists. They feel a real sense of pride in their work seeing it displayed amonst that of their peers.
Click here for more information.

Artist Theme Week

Art around the World Theme Week (Click on the image below for more pictures)

Arts Award

Click here to see details of our recent Arts Award visit to the Williamson Art Gallery with Devonshire Park Primary School

 

Art Scheme of Work

Dance

Dance is taught as part of the PE timetable in school. The children develop their dance skills throughout their years in school. They are also given the opportunity to perform dance in front of other people regularly as part of year group shows which take place throughout the year.  

Dance Scheme of Work

 

 

Contact the School

Plantation Primary and Nursery School

Hollies Road,
Halewood,
Knowsley,
L26 0TH

Main Contact: Initial enquiries can be made to the School Office

Tel: 0151 487 5678
plantation@knowsley.gov.uk