Performing Arts

Staff at our school, are aware that drama is already a natural part of most children’s lives. Make-believe play occurs naturally for most children before they even join us at Ribbon. Drama allows them to make sense of their own identity by exploring meaningful fictional situations that have parallels with the real world. This can be utilised at school through structured play and drama to encourage pupils to learn actively and interactively throughout the primary years and across the curriculum.

Through integrating drama across all subject areas, we ask children to move and to interact with others on a regular basis. Moving, speaking and responding to one another, is an essential life skill and one we actively encourage. Most importantly, drama activities at Ribbon are fun, making learning both enjoyable and memorable.

Drama is perfect for cross-curricular learning and is a valuable tool for use in many subject areas. In particular, drama develops literacy skills; supporting speaking and listening, extending vocabulary and encouraging pupils to understand and express different points of view. Dramatic activity also motivates children to write for a range of purposes.

Drama gives our children opportunities to:

  • explore, discuss and deal with difficult issues and to express their emotions in a supportive environment.
  • explore their own cultural values and those of others (past and present).
  • think and act creatively;
  • develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that can be applied in all areas of learning (an indeed life!)
  • take responsible roles and make choices; to participate in and guide their own learning.

Each year, pupils at our school are invited to audition for our ‘End of Year’. Shows in the past have included Joseph, Mary Poppins and ‘Step back in Time’.

Supporting Documents:

‘There is clear evidence that you and your staff’s ongoing work to improve the depth of pupils’ mathematical understanding across the school is working.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘Parents are
confident that their children are happy, safe and well taught.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘School are there when needed whether it’s for support or a chat. They are constantly checking how kids are getting on.’

PARENT COMMENTS

‘Children settle well when they enter Ribbon Early Years, communication between home and school is good.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘My son loves the interaction with his teachers. Thank you all so very much for your hard work and dedication.’

PARENT COMMENTS

‘Disadvantaged and most-able children are making particularly good
progress.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘School have done a fantastic job in all areas.’

PARENT COMMENTS

‘Ribbon monitor the progress and well-being of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities carefully. Expectations for these pupils are high. As a result, they make generally good progress from their starting points.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘Pupils are taking more responsibility for their own learning as they move through Key Stage 1.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘The teaching of phonics is a strength.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘Communication systems between classroom and
additional support staff are good and mean that these pupils have access to the
full range of the curriculum suited to their needs.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘The quality of teaching across all subjects continues to improve.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘Early Years leaders and staff are expert in using their knowledge of what children can and cannot yet do to sharpen their planning and focus their teaching.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘All support and communication is brilliant’

PARENT COMMENTS

‘The learning environment, both inside and out, is stimulating and attractive. Staff are skilled in ensuring that children develop their independence as learners who enjoy exploring the world.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘Children get off to a flying start at school. They are happy and safe and increasingly independent, and
yet aware of others.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘Ribbon are doing a fantastic job.’

PARENT COMMENTS

‘School and staff should be commended for their quick shift and quality of what’s being communicated with the children.’

PARENT COMMENTS

‘We are so grateful to all the effort the teachers are putting in.’

PARENT COMMENTS

‘The governing body knows the school and the local community very well.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘Staff and the governing body take safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. There is a culture of safeguarding at the school.’

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