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Christ Church C of E Primary School

Drama and Music


 Children at Christchurch are offered a range of experiences in drama and music, which we believe helps them to develop into sociable, confident learners. We ensure that all children have weekly drama and music lessons provided by specialist teachers.

Below you will find information about:

The characteristics of a good musician and communicator (children are given the opportunity to develop their communication skills through the art of drama). 

A whole school overview for drama and music.

Information about music lessons.

Performances by the chamber choir and choral speakers.

Information about young voices. 


What are the characteristics of a good musician?

• A rapidly widening repertoire which they use to create original, imaginative, fluent and distinctive composing and performance work. 

• A musical understanding underpinned by high levels of aural perception, internalisation and knowledge of music, including high or rapidly developing levels of 

technical expertise. 

• Very good awareness and appreciation of different musical traditions and genres.

• An excellent understanding of how musical provenance - the historical, social and cultural origins of music - contributes to the diversity of musical styles.

• The ability to give precise written and verbal explanations, using musical terminology effectively, accurately and appropriately.

• A passion for and commitment to a diverse range of musical activities.


What are the characteristics of a good communicator?

• An exceptional talent for listening attentively so as to understand what is being said. 

• A rich and varied vocabulary that gives clarity and interest to conversations.

• Clear speech that can be easily understood by a range of audiences.

• An excellent grasp of the rules used in English conversation, such as tenses and the grammatical structure of sentences.

• A highly developed ability to tell stories that capture the interest and imagination of the audience.

• A delight in initiating and joining in conversations.

• Respect for others when communicating, even when views differ.


Click here to view the music overview 2017-18

Click here to view the overview for drama 2017-18

Click here to view the overview for art 2017-18


    Music Lessons    

Take a look at our children having music lessons using a range of instruments including the piano, clarinet and flute.  You can also see some photos from our Glee club. 

Up coming events:

  • Year three and four show- 6th and 7th February 2017 at St. Saviours
  • Choral speaking- March 2017
  • Spring Concert- May 2017 (Date TBC)
  • Year five and six show- 18th and 18th July 2017 at Christchurch Church.