Music and Performing Arts
At Eltham Church of England Primary School, we believe that the arts should be central to a well-rounded education. We have seen how arts activities help develop the capacity to formulate and communicate ideas and emotions. They enhance perceptual skills through responding, synthesizing and evaluating, and physical skills through the control and use of movement. Involvement in the arts helps to foster a positive attitude among our children by developing a wide range of qualities such as cooperation, enthusiasm, passion, inspiration, tenacity and ambition.
We are passionate about providing as many opportunities as possible for children to experience and develop their performing arts skills. Throughout the school calendar, pupils are given the opportunity to perform in a variety of contexts for different purposes: from various celebrations, to the KS1 nativity and the KS2 end of year production as well as a weekly performing arts club.
At Eltham Church of England Primary School, we know that music promotes positivity, self-confidence and a sense of community. It therefore permeates our everyday practice, whether through singing assemblies, creative curriculum teaching or events, extra-curricular activities or music lessons. Over the course of their school lives, our children will begin to develop an awareness of the different interrelated dimensions of music through listening to, composing and performing music. Year 4-6 children are invited to represent the school in our popular school choir. Our celebrations at St John’s Church are often accompanied by the choir as are a range of local community and charity events