All children at Amherst Primary School experience many opportunities that encourage active participation, develop confidence and foster an enjoyment of music. Key Stage 1 and Year 3 have a singing class once a week where they learn a range of songs, often linked to their topic and Key Stage 2 receive a music lesson a week that focuses on the musical skills. In addition to this, certain year groups are very lucky to have some music lessons delivered by the Music Service, and during their time at school, children will all have a go at playing an instrument such as the trumpet. All children are welcome to join the choir, and there are performances throughout the year. A school orchestra is also available for Key Stage 2 children who play an instrument. Children at Amherst Primary School can enter the Music Eisteddfod, which gives children the amazing opportunity to perform on a stage in front of a live audience.
Drama allows children to explore the world around them through imagination and interaction with each other. Learners of all ages have the opportunity to take part in a range of drama activities, from using drama as a tool for exploring a range of curriculum areas, watching professional visiting theatre companies, and performing and recording their creative writing on Seesaw. Our year group Christmas productions give children the chance to practise their skills in front of an audience and evaluate their performances. A Key Stage 1 drama club is offered to the children and many year groups enter a choral speaking into the Speech Eisteddfod.