Expressive Arts

Learning in Expressive Arts begins with enhancing the creative talent of your child and the development of their artistic skills. The expressive arts play a central role in shaping our sense of personal, social and cultural identity. We work to develop your child’s presentation and performance skills in art and design, dance, drama and music. We make full use of music tutors, teachers with a music specialism and the support from Feis Rois. We regularly have six weeks of group music making, traditional Scottish Song or tin whistle along with singing sessions for the youngest children. Pupils are given the opportunity to learn the chanter (from P4), violin, viola or cello (from P2).

Learning traditional Scottish dances is an important part of our programme at Keiss Primary School and all classes from Primary 1 to Primary 7 take part in learning some dances which we perform at our annual senior citizens Burns event. From time to time we hold concerts and ceilidhs where everyone has the opportunity to present their work to a wider audience.

Christmas Shows are a huge part of our school life and for the past five years we have performed a Christmas Show. These vary in theme but at least every two years follow the traditional Christmas Story. Through these experiences our pupils experience all the expressive arts in a real and meaningful context, their confidence to perform grows, and the benefits of the skills learnt are realised across the curriculum.

Information based on Keiss Primary School and Nursery

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