Progression in Music
Music Progression Overview
Additional Music Lessons
Please speak to the School Office if you would like to find out more about the 1:1 piano, violin and guitar lessons that are offered in school.
Music and Drama at Ightham
At Ightham Primary School we embrace this whole-heartedly and building on the success of last year’s performances with the choir and the end of year play “The Tempest”, we are planning to do more this year!
“Theatre is a communal event” (Marsha Norman). All pupils across both Key Stage 1 and 2 have the opportunity to get involved in production across the school. Our philosophy is that everyone has a positive contribution to make and everyone can be involved in some way, shape or form! In the Key Stage 2 drama club we work with texts as diverse as Rossetti, Dickens, Shakespeare, Lee to Ahlberg, Zepahniah and other contemporary authors. WHY? To give our pupils the opportunity to challenge themselves in understand and re-creating stories and speech from a variety of sources. To engage them, building their confidence and self-awareness and by doing so, bring texts to life, lift off the page and out into their imaginations.
I found this once, was inspired by it and try to apply this in my work with students …..
“We can give our children two things. One is root, the other, wings”. (Anon) By embracing music and drama with performances both in house and in the wider community, and also welcoming other artists into the school for performances and workshops, our pupils will have access to a diverse and rich array of texts, stories, plays, poetry, songs, composers. This will give them the opportunity to develop their own knowledge, understanding, ability and hopefully lifelong love of these inspiring subjects! We will give them the “roots”, so they can stretch their own “wings”.
DRAMA and CHOIR