Performing Arts at JHPS

What does Performing Arts include at John Henry Primary School?

Music

Drama

Dance

What is the Performing Arts Vision at John Henry Primary School?

Students will;

  • Learn a variety of music, dance and drama skills
  • Be provided with opportunities to perform
  • Be provided with a fun, engaging, and stimulating program
  • Explore ideas and expand skills within a framework of trust and encouragement
  • Experience other cultures through music, dance and drama

Foundation to year 2

Music

Beat, rhythms, tempo, dynamics and pitch

Experimenting, exploring, creating and performances

Dance

Explore dance, share their dance and experience it as audiences

Students learn about dancing safely and that it is a form of communication

Drama

Explore drama

Drama they see in their community, on television and film and online.

Students learn about safety in dramatic play and in interaction with others

Year 3 & 4

Music

Creating, composing and performing

Explore different cultures music

Musical notation

Dance

Create and make a variety of dances

Further explore how their body can move in different ways

Experience dance from a range of cultures, times and locations

Drama

Dramatic play, role-play, character development, movement and mime activities

Year 5 & 6

Music

Make and create musical performances independently and collaboratively

Explore different cultures music

Dance

Make and respond to dance independently and collaboratively

Drama

Develop character through voice and movement and extend their understanding and use of dramatic skills