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Arts Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is Beech Hill Arts Council?
Our Beech Hill Arts Council is a group of pupils from Years 3, 4,5 and 6 who are passionate about the arts subjects: Music, Dance, Drama and Visual Art.  These pupils have demonstrated outstanding commitment and leadership in their chosen artforms in conjunction with strong communication skills.  They were chosen to represent the views of all pupils and to further improve the arts at Beech Hill School. From Reception to Years 1 and 2, each class has a specially selected Arts Ambassador.

What do we do?
The Beech Hill Arts Council will meet with Miss Brambani (Arts Lead) to discuss and implement ideas for expanding arts provision in the school.  The Beech Hill Arts Council will feed back to the Governor for the arts, whole school staff and the pupils through a half termly blog. Here, they will report on the things that have been going on that half term and make suggestions for improvement.  Pupils will take on leadership roles within the clubs and activities relevant to their skills and provide support in planning and carrying out tasks. They also take part in staff CPD at Beech Hill and our partnership schools.

What makes us a good Arts Council?

  • Regular opportunities to feedback to staff and other pupils though the Blog and Seesaw.
  • All art forms are equally represented, and the pupils chosen have demonstrated commitment to the arts over a long period of time.
  • They understand their roles and communicate effectively with adults and pupils

 


Visual Arts

Year 5 worked with the artist Frank Darnley, who is based at Dean Clough, to create ‘Night Market’ inspired artwork to be displayed in the windows at the Piece Hall. The children worked collaboratively on 6 foot by 3 foot pieces of tracing paper to make the stained glass window art. Other local primary and secondary schools also took part in the project. The artwork will be displayed in the Piece Hall over the Christmas period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Events

On Friday 18th May 2018, some of the Key Stage 2 children from Beech Hill School and Dean Field Community Primary School preformed at the North Halifax Neighbourhood Awards. They sang the song, ‘A Million Dreams’ from the Greatest Showman. The children sang beautifully and were fantastic ambassadors for the arts. Staff and parents were very proud of all of the children involved and would like to say a massive WELL DONE for representing both schools.
On Friday 17th May Beech Hill had its very own Royal Wedding Celebration. We learnt about the royal family, had a mock wedding and designed and created our own wedding hats to wear to the big event! Not only that, each year group learnt songs to sing to the bride and groom. We sang songs from ‘Going to the Chapel of Love’ by The Dixie Cups and ‘Celebrate’ by Kool and the Gang to Bruno Mars ‘Marry You’ and danced our hats off to Grease ‘We go together!’
On Friday 17th May Beech Hill had its very own Royal Wedding Celebration. We learnt about the royal family, had a mock wedding and designed and created our own wedding hats to wear to the big event! Not only that, each year group learnt songs to sing to the bride and groom. We sang songs from ‘Going to the Chapel of Love’ by The Dixie Cups and ‘Celebrate’ by Kool and the Gang to Bruno Mars ‘Marry You’ and danced our hats off to Grease ‘We go together!’
Feedback and comments from people at the event included:
“This event would have been nothing without your wonderful children”
“You were so great and we loved your performance!”
“The children did a fantastic job and it was great to see their enthusiasm!”

 


Drama

Year 2 dance performance- St. Lucian dance

Year 2 took part in a St. Lucian unit of dance with our dance teacher in resident. They looked at the culture, climate and traditions of St Lucia, and created a routine. They also looked at an influential woman footballer of St Lucia, and brought inspiration from her into the performance. Enjoy the performance below.

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Year 5 had a workshop that explored the Ancient Mayan Civilisation. Through drama such as freeze frames, thought tracking and short role play activities the children got an insight into day to day Mayan life, their beliefs, culture and sport. They re-enacted Mayan sacrifice and found out about the injustice between girls and boys. Pok-A-Tok was a ball game they used to play and the children enjoyed finding out about it. They weren’t impressed that the losing teams would be sacrificed though!

Dance

The Dance Club were involved in a National Dance Competition called The Great Big Primary Dance Off. Well done to all the girls who took part! They came 5th out of 11 school in the Regional Heats.
“We were inspired by a beautiful poem about the countryside in our local area. We did an abstract, contemporary piece of dance where the children choreographed and improvised the movements to match the words and the music in a response to the way the poem made us feel about the environment. The children tried to show the importance of caring for and respecting our environment as the climate changes.” Miss Wilcox, Dance Teacher.

 

 

 

 

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Poetry

Year 2 Poetry – May 2018

In topic, year 2 wrote fire poems linking them to ‘The Great Fire of London’. They wrote words and short phrases into flames, then created their own fire picture
In English, year 2 listened to a description of a wood from our book ‘Owl Babies’. The children had to draw the wood as it was described, then wrote a paragraph to describe what they had drawn.

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