Performing Arts

Performing Arts Mission Statement

To encourage and support an enjoyment and understanding of the performing arts through a wide range of experiences and opportunities across the curriculum. This will develop children’s self-confidence and belief in themselves providing a natural pathway for children to master skills that will equip them for life.

During their time at Plantation Primary School, all children will receive a number of performing arts experiences. 

Year 2: Drama workshop with Helen O'Grady Drama Academy

Year 3: Drama workshop with Helen of Grady Drama Academy

Year 4: All children will taught by a specialist how to play a musical instrument. (Flute or Clarinet and then Ukulele)

Year 5: All children will be taught by a specialist how to play Samba

Year 6: All children will be taught by a specialist how to play handbells.


Singing in our School

This year in our school, we took part in an anti bullying project where we learnt to sing and sign the song "No matter what" and we performed this in Liverpool cathedral with a number of other local schools. We also performed this in assembly. 


Each term, as well as "No matter what" that we all learnt for anti bullying week, we all learn a song in our classes that we perform at the end of term. This is also recorded for our singing portfolio. 


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.

Instrumental Tuition

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

All the children in Year Four are given the opportunity to learn a musical instrument for free. They are taught by an  experienced musicians and music teacher 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 Choir take part in a concert with the world famous Halle brass ensemble every Christmas. They sing a range of Christmas songs and carols as part of a massed choir. This is a fantastic opportunity and the children loved every minute of it. We are always very proud of them.

Useful Resources at home and at school

Art at home


Chrome music lab A whole range of tools to help make music. 

Royal Albert Hall (@Home)

Jazz for kids

Jazz for kids - Charlie Bates

Royal Opera House

Manchester Camerata Mini Music Makers

Cbeebies "Melody" Introduction to Classical Music. 

CBeebies "Yolanda's Live Jam" Find out about different instruments. 

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra "Sea Voyages and Hope" Kids prepare to set sail on a musical voyage. 

Myleene's Music Klass Mylenne covers lots of music elements in these sessions.

Music with Meg a series of videos teaching music and showcasing different instruments. 

BBC Guide to the Orchestra

London symphony orchestra: Where's Simon (Introduction to the orchestra)

Durham music videos with songs about elements of music. 

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Introduction to the orchestra

Creating Music at Home

George meets the orchestra


Beginners ballet lesson

Oti`s Boogie Beebies Eyfs and Ks1

Cbeebies "Magic Door"Singing and dancing to different styles of music. 

Visual art

National portrait gallery

National gallery

The Tate

Art History Kids Study guides for children about different artists. 

Draw with Rob


Shakespeare home learning

Shakespeare globe theatre activities

National Theatre

Performance Poetry

Resources for teachers


Indian music


Visual art

National gallery

National gallery of art

Visual arts at home

Arty factory Great lesson ideas


Elephant warm up game

Alive and kicking Theatre company Resource packs for different year groups.

Choir performances

November 15th Choir Songs

 The choir will be performing at The Lord Derby Academy, Seel Road, Huyton (not St Edmund Arrowsmith as I previously stated) on the 15th November. They will be taking part as part of a massed choir. 

Below, are the songs that they will be performing. 

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Plantation Primary School

Hollies Road, Halewood, Knowsley L26 0TH

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