Each year group in Key Stage One (Years 1 and 2) and Foundation perform a Nativity to the school and to their parents. For many, this is their first experience of performing to large audiences and we aim to give them confidence and a passion for performing that will remain with them through primary and into secondary education.
Year 6 Production
Every year, the children in Year 6 finish their time at primary school by creating a production for their parents and the other children in the school.
This year, the children performed a version of 'The Jungle Book', using the climbing frame for our mischievous monkeys and a gymnastics horse, to home our exquisite birds within their nest. The children spent many hours practising the songs (often in two-part harmony); practising the dances and the acting to form a spectacular show. Our back stage crew made incredible staging and back drops as well producing posters, and a programme for parents and children to keep.
We were determined to give the children the same experiences as previous year groups despite Covid restrictions in this year. We used the outdoor learning space and performed 'Sherlock and Cinders' outside in the amphitheatre. Despite our restrictions, and the incredibly hot weather, the children performed incredibly with spectular solos from Sophie and Reuben.
Year Group Assemblies
Each year group in Key Stage Two has been given the responsibility of producing an assembly. So far this year, Year 6's have produced a moving tribute on Remembrance Day, including a beautiful performance of the 'Last Post' by one of our talented children.
Year 5 children have created an insightful assembly for anti-bullying week. Year 4 lifted our spirits with a 'Children in Need' assembly, explaining the reason why we have it and how it helps children in our country, and Year 3 have finished the autumn term with an assembly about 'Save the Children's' charity appeal: Christmas Jumper Day.
St Michael's Choir
This year, the choir has performed a number of pieces at Heavitree Park. They sang a number of songs including some traditional carols and Xmas songs. They had a small group of Year 6 children singing in trios and quartets as well as another 60 children singing! The event was supported extremely well and a huge round of applause was given! The choir were also invited to perform at a local residential care home and they certainly enjoyed the experience of singing 'Jingle Bells' with their audience.
We were very excited to hold two evenings of instrumental playing in January. Every child, who has lessons with a peripatetic teacher in school, was asked if they would like to perform at our concert.