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Performing Arts 

Performing Arts has a hugely significant role in the children's education at St James. We offer a cross-curriculum approach to performing arts emphasising the importance of 'emotional intelligence' developing a creative mind and fostering imaginations to make our children's journey through school a happy one. 

Through performing arts we teach the children communication skills, self-expression, exploring alternative options and individuality. With improved self confidence and self belief, the children of St James will have the skills to equip them for life. 

Performing Arts Throughout the St James Year

 We take part in many things as a whole school or Key Stage throughout the year. They include:

  • Nativity performance at St James Church
  • Vocabulary parade to celebrate Wold Book Day
  • National Poetry Day - Whole school 'Poetry Slam' performance. 
  • Traditional tales plays to promote the love of these well known stories. 
  • R.E collective worship performances
  • End of year performance by KS2


St James performing arts subjects progression document

Progression document.docx

St James Lockdown Nativity

The St James Lockdown Nativity Just because we were in lockdown it didn't stop us from producing a whole school Nativity.


Useful Websites


  • Pentagon Play An interesting overview about how performing arts can enhance children’s learning in a curriculum wide approach. 
  • BBC Radio Structured drama lessons exploring tradition tales and a wide range of topics.
  • Drama activities For KS1
  • Drama activities For KS2