Acocks Green

 

                                 Year of the Arts - 2021/2022

We are very excited to be hosting a ‘Year of the Arts’ at school this year. We are proud of our well-rounded curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities for our pupils. Here are just some of the new things we have introduced this year so far to raise the profile of the arts in school:

 

Listen, Imagine, Compose project

Year 4 are taking part in a huge, two-year project with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group which involves workshops with professional musicians and composers. We have really been enjoying working alongside Michael on the first unit.

More info can be found here: Home - Listen Imagine Compose 

More visiting musicians

We are so pleased to have been visited by the Kimichi school for some wonderful performances from their children and we have performances booked with different musicians across the year.

Drama club

Mr Stables has been leading drama club across Key Stage 2, they are fabulous performers!  The have worked so hard on their performances which can be seen on Class Dojo.

Choir and singing assemblies

Mr Davies has been leading choir across Key Stage 2, and they even did some carolling in the village during Christmas time. Singing assemblies have also made a return and are being delivered by Mrs Judd.

Journee Francaise

On 27th January we celebrated all things French - assemblies, food, lessons...on va bien s'amuser :0)

Orchestra

For the first time, this year we have a school orchestra led by Mrs Baptiste and Mrs Judd. Our brass and string pupils have been working really hard and enjoying playing in the ensemble.

Drama workshops and ‘Drama day’

In the Autumn term, we had a dedicated ‘drama day’ in our classrooms. Year 3 and year 5 also had a very interesting and thought-provoking drama workshop.

Art competition and the Van Gogh experience

Year 3 got to visit the wonderful Van Gogh experience in Leicester and this was also a prize for our Christmas card competition this year.

Guitar club 
Mr Taylor has been running a guitar club this year too and they have performed some rockin' tunes!
Musician of the week
The children really enjoy listening to a different musician from a different genre each morning as they come in. We choose a new musician each week. Some of our musicians and composers have included: Aretha Franklin, ABBA, Ludovico Einaudi, Joe Satriani, Debussy and Lin-Manuel Miranda!

Westley Road, Birmingham, West Midlands B27 7UQ

0121 706 2165

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