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The Arts

Subject Leaders

Music: Mrs L Smyth

Art: Mrs A Brown

Drama: Mrs E Mehaffy

Music

All pupils have the opportunity of taking part in music lessons in their class every week, where they can listen and respond to music, sing, compose and perform to an audience.  The lessons are practical and the children have the opportunity of learning and playing a variety of instruments when composing and performing music.   Recorders will be taught from Y3 - Y7.  All children will need to have their own recorder to participate in lessons.  Yamaha recorders can be purchased from the school office for a £4.50 each. 

In addition to class music lessons, pupils can also avail of additional services which are provided within school hours.

Piano tuition

Currently piano lessons are available on one of three days - Monday, Tuesday or Thursday with Mrs Grace Dickson.  A 30 minute lesson costs £8.50, books and music exam fee will cost extra.  The tutor will issue a monthly bill for lesson costs.  Pupils' piano lessons are rotated on a weekly basis to ensure that children are out of class at a different time each week.

 

Vocal Tuition

Vocal tuition lessons are taken by an experienced tutor Mrs Laura Harbinson on Wednesdays.  Parents/Guardians can choose the option of individual or group lessons for their child/children.  Currently an individual lesson costs £7 and a group lesson costs £5.  The tutor will issue a monthly bill for lesson costs.  Music exam fee will be an additional cost.

Mrs Patricia Rogan, from the School of Music (SEELB) visits the school every Tuesday.  There are limited spaces available for woodwind tuition and pupils will undergo a music test in September of Year 5 to see if they are eligible for lessons.  Currently, pupils are receiving tuition for the flute, clarinet and saxophone. Pupils who are selected in Y5 will have the option to continue with their lessons until the end of Y7 and into their post-primary school education.  Tuition expenses are due to be paid by the of October, this will include tuition and hire of the instrument for the school year, music books and exam fee costs are additional expenses.   

Pupils will have the opportunities to showcase their musical talents at a variety of events throughout the school year, these include:  Special events e.g. Harvest and Easter assembly, the Christmas performance, the end of year talent show, Open Day and weekly assemblies.

Art in Cumran Primary School provides all pupils with the opportunities to explore and express themselves creativity as well as being taught new skills and techniques.

Over the course of their school career children will be able to experience using all forms of media in their art work. Each pupil [Parent and children]  creates a portfolio of work from year 1 to year 7 so they can see the progression they have made and have a record of the skills they have perfected.

Art projects are often linked to each term’s World Around Us topic where pupils can demonstrate their knowledge in the mediums of painting, drawing, sculpture and textiles.

[parents and children] Pupils also have the opportunity to attend an art after school club as well as participating in art competitions at both a local and national level.

Each key stage exhibits their art work annually when parents, friends and family can view and celebrate the variety of skills and techniques on display.Art in Cumran Primary School provides all pupils with the opportunities to explore and express themselves creativity as well as being taught new skills and techniques.

Over the course of their school career children will be able to experience using all forms of media in their art work. Each pupil creates a portfolio of work from year 1 to year 7 so they can see the progression they have made and have a record of the skills they have perfected.

Art projects are often linked to each term’s World Around Us topic where pupils can demonstrate their knowledge in the mediums of painting, drawing, sculpture and textiles.

Pupils also have the opportunity to attend an art after school club as well as participating in art competitions at both a local and national level.

Each key stage exhibits their art work annually when parents, friends and family can view and celebrate the variety of skills and techniques on display.

Drama

   

 

 

All pupils enjoy taking part in drama activities within their own year group and work in their key stages to produce a production at Christmas for parents/guardians and friends to enjoy.

Foundation Stage

Pupils have the opportunity to engage in a variety of play activities where they can take on roles depending on their topic e.g. The farm, pirates, people who help us.  This enables the children to use vocals and movements to act out their role.

Key Stage 1

Pupils enjoy taking part in role-play situations in their topic work, hot-seating characters and creating freeze frames.  They enjoy developing their dramatic skills to use simple props to suggest a character’s and work on their voice and actions to make meaning.

Key Stage 2

Pupils will engage in a variety of activities where they can create imaginative role play scenarios, developing drama strategies of freeze frame, tableau, hot-seating, thought tracking and conscience alley and developing their dramatic skills appropriate to audience where they will explore voice, movement, gesture and facial expressions.

All pupils enjoy using their skills taught in class to prepare and perform class and special assemblies where parents/guardians can come in and watch the children in their dramatic performances.

A drama club for pupils in Year 4 to 7 will take place on Monday’s from 3-4pm for pupils in Year 4,5,6 & 7.

The end of year ‘Talent Show’ is always very popular with the children and it’s great to see them putting together their own individual or group performances.

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