Ethos and Development of Music and Drama at The Willows
Music and Drama have been proven to improve skills such as concentration, co-ordination and communication, as well as providing benefits such as being part of a team and making friends.
We are working to develop these areas here at The Willows. Music is taught in Early Years and KS1/2.
Productions this academic year will be Early Years and KS1 at Christmas, Years 3/4 in the Spring Term and Years 5/6 in the Summer term. We are very lucky to have the help from Stagecoach for productions in the school.
We are also grateful to the HUB service which gives every child in the school an opportunity to learn a brass instrument in year 4, with the provision to carry on in year 5 and 6 if they choose to.
Choirs will be rehearsing as well every Wednesday. We hope singing enthusiasts in years 3,4,5 and 6 will come along and benefit from the experience.
Events and productions will be updated on this page.
In March our year 5 and 6 choir went to Snape , along with a few brass players from our school. We performed two songs. It was an amazing experience performing in a professional concert hall. We had some excellent feedback from the staff at Snape.
" We loved your performance- brilliantly performed and got us all singing along. There were tears in our eyes backstage. Congratulations, you should all feel so proud."
Here are some pictures!
The choir recently went on a visit and participated in the Suffolk Festival of Performing Arts. We sang two numbers and received a top commendation mark for our work and placed second in the competition. The children enjoyed the trip and were able to listen to other groups and hear comments given by a vocal judge. What a wonderful experience!
Children who learn to play an instrument often improve their results in other subjects as music is the only subject which uses all parts of the brain at once! This is regardless of whether or not the student is an expert player or not, it is simply the concentration and development which has an impact.