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Perform&Learn

Music

The objectives of this programme:

  • For children to learn why Music is important, to become familiar with the names and sounds of all basic percussion instruments as well as other musical terms
  • For children to develop their creative thinking skills and improve their motor skills
  • To encourage children to become active listeners
  • To demonstrate that there are rewards from dedication and practice
  • To encourage children to learn about and to embrace other cultures through music
  • To develop confidence and listening skills
  • For children to explore emotions through music, helping them develop into young people and learn more about who they are.
  • To raise attainment and enthusiasm in Music lessons
  • To make children aware of the importance of teamwork and coordination in a team
  • To make Music fun!

 

Drama & Musical Theatre

The objectives of the Drama PPA programme:

  • For children to learn why Drama is important, to become familiar with all basic drama techniques such as role-play and mime
  • To demonstrate good negotiation skills when working as an ensemble that children can use in all subjects across the curriculum
  • To improve public speaking skills which are inevitably an asset to every individual’s lifelong career
  • To show children that Drama is not only for the most extrovert children – there are opportunities to just be a “face” or a “voice” in the chorus as well as an abundance of roles backstage.
  • To support children in exploring the world around them using imaginary characters

The objectives of the Musical Theatre programme:

  • For children to develop their skills in the key areas of singing, dancing and acting
  • To introduce children to stage production and play writing
  • To improve children’s confidence by performing a different range of musical theatre productions, trying out new roles and responsibilities
  • For children to act through improvisation and understand the importance of body language
  • To improve voice projection through acting and singing

 

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“We have received an efficient and reliable service from Primary PPA this Autumn term  which has enabled us to provide a specialist music provision to our children – we are extremely happy with the service we have received this term”

Mrs French

Deputy Headteacher, St Joseph's Catholic Primary School