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This year, BSB has seen a bigger integration of Performing Arts in the Primary Curriculum in variety of action packed, fun filled ways. We began the year with our first Drama ASA, ‘The World through Drama’ in which children from Years 3, 4 and 5 worked together to learn about the history of World War 2 through a range of drama activities before putting on a show for their parents.

Then in November, we had our first Play in a Week from Year 4 titled ‘Folk Tales for Fun’. Mr. Chad Hayward, our Head of Year 4, and his team, put together a great performance where the children retold familiar folk tales, alongside some brilliant songs learnt under the guidance of our fantastic music department.

Moving into December, we began our Season 2 ASA, ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare’ where the children learnt the works of The Bard and performed some of his most famous pieces coupled with a trip to THEART Drama Centre to watch a live performance of Macbeth.

To kick off 2019, BSB saw another amazing Portable Magic Week; this year with a focus of ‘Storytelling through Drama’. We began with the much anticipated annual teacher’s performance followed by Drama Workshops for Years 1 – 6 with a focus on retelling stories. The week ended with a performance poetry event performed by a multitude of Year 5 and 6 students.

Most recently, Year 5 put on their performance of ‘Space Pirates’ which was a moral filled musical supported by Mr. Joe O’Donnell, Head of Year 5, aided by his team and the music department.

Year 6 have also been producing some excellent extended assemblies, combining music and acting skills to present a fairytale mash up in 6HT, ‘Macbeth’ in 6NB and an original script inspired by their learning titled ‘Deadly Reality or Deceiving VR?’ in 6SS.

Performing Arts will continue throughout the year with an assortment of events still to come: The Musical’s ASA performance of ‘Dream On’, a trip to watch a live theatre performance of ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’, our final Year 6 extended assembly, workshops with leading Drama specialists from THEART Drama Center, Year 3 Play in a Week and a Gruffalo-inspired Drama ASA with Year 1 and 2.

Thank you to all the teachers, children and parents who have been so enthusiastic about the integration of Performing Arts this year and I look forward to 2019–2020 with many more new and exciting Performing Arts opportunities in Primary.

Ms Gemma Robinson

Primary Performing Arts Leader

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